Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting – moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

When life gives me overripe bananas, I make a banana sheet cake with cream cheese icing. That was pretty much my motto over the weekend.

I woke up early as usual and decided to surprise my family with a freshly baked treat just in time for breakfast. While sipping on my cup of coffee and waiting for the cake to cool down I remembered my early days of baking.

No, I haven’t been baking since pre-school or kindergarten. Not even from high school or college. My first baking adventures started few years ago while expecting our first child. I remembered how big our kitchen seemed to me before stuffing every square inch with candy, pretty cupcake liners, bags of flour and sugar.

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

The kitchen was just for reheating coffee. For dinner, we had four choices: microwave, home delivery, take out or dine in. The day I decided to bake something I actually had to go out and buy a baking pan. We had only plates and a couple of saucepans. Slowly I started to feel more comfortable in the kitchen.

It didn’t feel new anymore, although we had it for a couple of years.

But that was me …. almost 4 years ago.

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

This banana cake is just perfect for parties. It’s easy to put together, bakes in no time and if you’re in a hurry like I was you add the frosting while it still slightly warm and watch how it slowly starts to melt and run down the sides. Quickly grab a fork and dig in. Nothing goes to waste.Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: one 13X9" baking pan

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting - moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas (2 large or 3 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Frosting
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp (56 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 garms) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 13X9" baking pan with parchment paper leaving about 1 inch of paper hanging on the sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla and mashed bananas.
  5. Mix in half of the flour mixture, then the sour cream, then the other half of the flour mixture.
  6. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until nicely browned and the surface bounces back when you press it with your finger.
  8. To make the frosting, mix all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer. If too stiff to spread, add a teaspoon or two of water. Spread the frosting evenly over the slightly warm cake and slice to serve.

Notes

recipe from Simply Recipes

http://roxanashomebaking.com/banana-sheet-cake-recipe/

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Roxana

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Comments

  1. carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Roxana, I am going crazy right now over this cake! It’s fantastic, and the photos make you want to crab a piece or three right from the plate. Lovely!

  2. says

    Roxana!! You are so sweet to put this all together!! And so sneaky!! I was TOTALLY surprised to log on this morning and find so many sweet posts! I can’t believe you girls! Seriously– blogging friends are the best, and this was such a great surprise :) This cake looks AMAZING. I ALWAYS need more banana recipes, so this is just perfect for me! Thank you SO much!

  3. tanya says

    This is such a fun party! Who wouldn’t love housewarming! I can only imagine how many baking pans you have now Roxana! Speaking of housewarming, how warm and inviting did your house smell while this cake was in the oven! Wish I could’ve had the first slice!

  4. lisa@cookingwithcurls says

    Now I know what to do with those overripe bananas on my counter right now! What a fun Housewarming Party:) Thanks for sharing – Lisa

  5. says

    Okay, so as a kid, we used to go to this weirdo grocery store sometimes and they had this banana sheet cake that I literally died over. It was so good! Later, as an adult, I revisited the grocery store to buy this supposedly-amazing cake and realized it tasted so.. artificial and gross. So I’ve been on the hunt for an amazing banana sheet cake to replace my memories, and this definitely looks like the one. So perfect, Roxana!

    And thanks again for the invite to participate in Ashton’s housewarming!

  6. says

    Mmmm banana cake! I always get so bored with banana bread. I have a few bananas on my counter. Might just have to whip up this cake!

  7. says

    Your family is so fortunate to have you! Nobody has ever surprised me – nor have I surprised my family – with a freshly baked goodie first thing in the morning! Love this sheet cake!

    Roxana, I can’t believe you only started your baking adventures 4 years ago! You are such a “pro” that I thought you started baking while you were still in diapers! WOW! You have an innate talent that’s undeniable!

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    I seriously love all things banana! This cake is amazing looking…and I love how the frosting is kind of melting down the sides. YUM!!!

  9. says

    This would be a serious problem to have around my house. I would continually be going back and sneaking a little piece and pretty soon it would be gone!! Then I’d be in BIG trouble, both with the jeans and the family :)

  10. Suzanne says

    Who woulda thought YOU haven’t baked your whole life! Well, it proves that you can become a wonderful baker with lots of practice. One of favorite cakes is banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting except I add cinnamon to the frosting and it gives it a whole new taste!

  11. Lora @cakeduchess says

    Bananas are always ready and ripe here to bake into something. Usually it’s for muffins or a bread. So nice to see a luscious banana cake recipe idea to try!

  12. says

    Hmmmmm….YUM! You said the magic word….banana cake! This is my all time favorite cake, my mom made it for my birthday almost every year :-) Your cake looks so delicious!! Hugs, Terra

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