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a slice of moist banana cake with a fork on the side.
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5 from 2 votes

Moist Banana Cake

The most amazing banana cake you'll ever have! A super moist single-layer cake topped off with sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 525kcal


  • 3 ripe bananas mashed with a fork
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set it aside.
  • Mix the mashed bananas, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add the melted butter and eggs and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Don't overmix! Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and place it in the oven. Immediately reduce the heat to 275 degrees F and bake for 60 minutes. Don't overbake.
  • Once the 60 minutes are up, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, mix the cream cheese, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix on high for 3-4 minutes or until the cream cheese frosting is nice and fluffy.
  • Frost the cake with the frosting and decorate with banana slices and ground cinnamon, if desried. Enjoy!


Let the cake cool completely before frosting. Bake the cake in a buttered 9x13 baking dish for best results. 


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 818IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg