Homemade Banana Cake

Homemade Banana Cake- a delicious, moist and flavorful cake filled with banana flavor and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting! This banana cake recipe has been used for birthday parties, holidays and even weddings!
Course Dessert
Keyword Best Homemade Banana Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, such as Crisco baking sticks
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 pkg cream cheese, 8 ounces softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, more if needed


Banana Cake

  • Grease and lightly flour two round pans or a 13x9 cake pan.
  • Cream shortening, banana, sugar, and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and add to wet mixture. Beat for 2 minutes on medium. 
  • Turn batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Allow to cool before frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together butter and cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. 
  • Beat in Vanilla and powdered sugar until desired consistency is met.  You may add a touch of milk if frosting gets too thick.