Banana Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

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Banana cake has always been the best option to make when you have ripe bananas at home. This is a simple yet super moist banana cake with cream cheese frosting on top.

banana cake with cream cheese frosting

This is the best banana cake I have ever had, not only because there is cream cheese frosting on top of it, but it is really the moistest banana cake I have ever tasted.

I loved it so much I made several batches this week. I shared it with my friends and family. I finished all the bananas in my house and even bought some more to make another batch.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

The sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting on top of the cake is not too overpowering. I used it as decoration on the cake. I have adjusted the sweetness level for the cream cheese frosting to be mild sweet, so it doesn’t overpower the banana cake.

For the banana cake, I combined white sugar and organic palm sugar so its taste is more rich. The abundant ripe bananas add moisture and softness to the cake. Use spotted bananas, they are the best and the most nutritious to consume.

Melted butter in the right amount make this cake tight and dense but not heavy like most butter cake. There are not much crumbs when you stick a fork into it. And  only soft crumbs are left on the plate.

ANOTHER PROOF

Let me tell you another thing that makes me convinced that this is the perfect recipe for banana cake with cream cheese frosting. My husband never likes bananas, but this time even he took 2 slices of this soft cake.

So, let’s check the recipe!

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cake: 

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 70 gr sugar
  • 50 gr organic palm sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 350 gr mashed bananas
  • 180 gr cake flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 140 gr unsalted butter (melted)

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 100 gr cream cheese
  • 20 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

How to

  1. First, let’s make the cream cheese frosting.
  2. Put cream cheese in a bowl. Add powdered sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolk.
  3. Mix well. Put in a piping bag. Chill while we make the cake.
  4. Mash bananas with a fork or a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Melt the butter with low heat. Do not let it boil.
  6. Put 3 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, palm sugar and salt.
  7. Mix with high speed for 10 minutes the most. The batter should be thick and pale.
  8. Pour in mashed bananas into the batter. Mix with low speed for a while.
  9. Sieve flour into the batter. Mix with low speed for a while until you no longer see the flour.
  10. Pour in melted butter. Mix and fold using a spatula.
  11. Pour in a 20×20 cm baking pan, greased and lined with baking paper.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C for 25 minutes. Take it out.
  13. Decorate the top of the cake with cream cheese frosting. The pattern is up to you.
  14. Put back the cake in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  15. Take out from the oven. Let it out of the pan. Cool down on the cooling rack.
  16. After it is cool enough, you can cut in slices.
  17. Enjoy!

If you love the aroma of palm sugar, you can also try this Dutch Onbijtkoek cake or Malaysian caramel honeycomb cake. These two are moist cake with palm sugar.

Bananas can be turned into lots of kinds of desserts like these banana fritters. Banana fritter is voted as the best deep-fried dessert in the world. You must try this one!

If you like moist kind of cake, you have to try this marble cake. This is absolutely my favorite recipe when it comes to marble cake.

banana cake with cream cheese frosting

BANANA CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Banana cake has always been the best option to make when you have ripe bananas at home. This is a simple yet super moist banana cake with cream cheese frosting on top.

Ingredients

Banana Cake

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 70 gr sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50 gr organic palm sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 350 gr mashed bananas
  • 180 gr cake flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 140 gr unsalted butter (melted)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 100 gr cream cheese
  • 20 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. First, let’s make the cream cheese frosting.
  2. Put cream cheese in a bowl. Add powdered sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolk.
  3. Mix well. Put in a piping bag. Chill while we make the cake.
  4. Mash bananas with a fork or a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Melt the butter with low heat. Do not let it boil.
  6. Put 3 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, palm sugar and salt.
  7. Mix with high speed for 10 minutes the most. The batter should be thick and pale.
  8. Pour in mashed bananas into the batter. Mix with low speed for a while.
  9. Sieve flour into the batter. Mix with low speed for a while until you no longer see the flour.
  10. Pour in melted butter. Mix and fold using a spatula.
  11. Pour in a 20x20 cm baking pan, greased and lined with baking paper.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C for 25 minutes. Take it out.
  13. Decorate the top of the cake with cream cheese frosting. The pattern is up to you.
  14. Put back the cake in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  15. Take out from the oven. Let it out of the pan. Cool down on the cooling rack.
  16. After it is cool enough, you can cut in slices.
  17. Enjoy!

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