An easy recipe for Banana Cake! Moist and soft banana bread topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Three slices of banana cake stacked on top of each other loaded with chopped walnuts.

This is the BEST recipe for a quick banana cake. The softest banana cake loaded with bananas with a cream cheese frosting.

This will before your favorite coffee cake to enjoy for breakfast with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

Slices of banana coffee cake topped with cream cheese frosting and walnuts laid out next to each other.

How to Make Banana Bread-

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Beat eggs and sugars until fluffy.
  • Add the oil, sour cream, mashed bananas, and vanilla.
Step by step collage on  how to make the banana coffee cake batter.
  • Add in the flour mixture and combine.
  • Bake until cake is cooked through and a toothpick comes out clean if inserted into the center of the cake.
  • Cool cake completely before frosting.
Step by step collage on how to bake the banana coffee cake in a baking sheet.

Banana Cake Frosting-

This frosting is so delicious. It’s not overly sweet but is the perfect balance of richness and creaminess.

  • In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, vanilla, butter, and powdered sugar.
  • Spread generously over banana cake.
A slice of moist banana coffee cake topped with cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts.

Can I make this banana cake muffins instead?

Yes! This recipe is great for muffins!

  1. Add the batter to the lined muffin pan and bake at 355F for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick goes through the muffins and comes out clean.
  2. Remove the muffins and cool on a rack.
  3. Top with the icing and toppings and enjoy!

Can I freeze the banana cake?

Yes, you may freeze the cake without the frosting. Wrap the cake tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and add frosting before serving.

Banana Cake Toppings-

If you like nuts, walnut or pecans may be added to the batter or over top of the frosting.

You can also add sweetened toasted coconut flakes for added flavor.

Banana coffee cake topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting loaded with chopped walnuts on a wooden tray.

If you are craving something sweet yet don’t have the time to bake, this is the cake recipe for you.

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Easy Banana Cake Recipe

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The BEST homemade banana cake recipe loaded with bananas and walnuts. Soft and moist banana cake topped with a creamy rich frosting.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


banana cake-

cream cheese frosting-

  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chops walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 15×21 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar, and eggs. Then add the oil, vanilla, sour cream, and mashed bananas.
    Add in the sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the banana cake batter to the baking pan and bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until golden and fully cooked.
  • Once cooked, remove from baking pan and add to a cooling rack and cool compleetly.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add the vanilla, powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting on top of the cake and top with chopped walnuts.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 7gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 414mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 2gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 891IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)