Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting Recipe

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Danny Ramos Modified: March 23, 2022
Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting Recipe

How To Make Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

This banana cake is a great way to make use of overripe bananas. It comes with a rich vanilla cream cheese frosting between layers of moist banana cakes.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1⅓cupsgranulated sugar
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupsour cream
  • 2large eggs
  • cupsoverripe bananas,mashed, (from about 3 large)
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt

For Frosting:

  • cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ¼cupheavy cream,plus 2 tbsp
  • 1vanilla bean,seeds
  • cupspowdered sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish, then set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large bowl and using an electric hand mixer), cream together sugar and butter, then mix in sour cream and eggs. Occasionally scrape down bowl throughout mixing process.

  3. Stir in mashed banana and vanilla extract. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda then mix well.

  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer, and bake in the preheated oven for about 33 to 38 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a mixing bowl and hand mixer), mix together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean seeds.

  2. Slowly add in heavy cream and mix until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake.

  3. Store cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Let rest and room temperature a bit before serving.


  • Calories: 259.48kcal
  • Fat: 9.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.23g
  • Fiber: 0.78g
  • Sugar: 30.60g
  • Protein: 2.46g
  • Cholesterol: 42.89mg
  • Sodium: 136.34mg
  • Calcium: 22.08mg
  • Potassium: 102.29mg
  • Iron: 0.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 86.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.59mg
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