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5 from 4 votes

Banana Cake

This Banana Cake recipe will knock your socks off. It is so easy to make, but moist perfect and delicious. It comes with a fast chocolate frosting that is drool worthy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipe
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


Banana Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed well
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature and lightly whisked
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup skim milk (or a higher fat content milk)


Banana Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the bananas, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  • Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out with just a few crumbs.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Once the cake has fully cooled, mix together the melted butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk until smooth. Pour over cake and spread it out. Allow a few minutes to set before cutting the cake.




Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg