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Buttermilk Banana Cake recipe topped with cream cheese frosting for anyone who loves bananas! Fantastic flavor in this moist banana cake made with butter, ripe bananas, & buttermilk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 322kcal


  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or 1 1/2 cups milk + 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas about 3
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream Cheese frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt inch pan. In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas with lemon juice, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and buttermilk. Beat in the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in banana mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Overturn cake onto a plate and cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  • Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth.
  • Spread on cooled cake. Top with chopped pecans. Enjoy!


Cake recipe yields a pound-cake like moist banana cake that is rich combined with the cream cheese frosting, hence my suggestion to divide the cake into 20 servings. 


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg