Banana Cake

A Jungle Themed Baby Shower + A Banana Cake to Remember

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This banana cake is a family favourite. The cake is banana-y, light, fluffy and has three layers of soft cream cheese icing.


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 ripe bananas, lightly mashed
  • 2 1/2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F, line 3 round pans with parchment paper and grease the sides (use 8 inch or 9 inch pans).
  2. Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars together until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until fluffy. Add vanilla extract and mix. Fold in mashed bananas.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to banana mixture and alternate with buttermilk until combined.
  4. Separate the batter into 3 equals parts and pour into prepared pans. Bake in the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean and the sides are starting to brown.
  5. Let cake cool for 5-10 minutes on a cooling rack then place right into the freezer while you make your icing. Freeze for approx. 20 minutes. Then remove from pans to assemble cake.
  6. Alternate cake and icing until you have 3 total layers. See cream cheese icing recipe below.

Keywords: Banana Cake, Dessert, Cake

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