To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

09.25.2014

When I see that I have overripe bananas I can’t help but get excited because it always gives me an excuse to make some kind of banana bread or dessert. And now that I’ve tried this insanely delicious recipe from Butteryum I have one more excuse to buy an abundance of bananas.

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This cake is truly over the top delectable! It’s so irresistible and  thanks to the vanilla bean frosting it’s perfectly decadent. I made it this past Sunday since I was having my family over for dinner and it was definitely loved by all. And I was so glad we had just a few slices left for the next day since I made the double batch (which is the recipe posted below).

You’ll love how incredibly easy and quick it is to make this cake. The cake batter only uses one bowl then you just wash it out and use that same one for the frosting. This will likely become one of your go to desserts for that reason alone.

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You have got to try this one! It’s seriously delicious!

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To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

5 from 3 votes

Yield: About 20 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups (286g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (228g) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (368g) mashed overripe bananas (from about 3 large)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (290g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13 by 9-inch baking dish then set aside.
  3. 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). Stir in mashed banana and vanilla extract. Add the flour, salt and baking soda then mix well.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer and bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 33 - 38 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. 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. Slowly add in heavy cream and mix until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Store cake in refrigerator in an airtight container. Let rest and room temperature a bit before serving.
  7. Recipe Source: adapted from Butteryum

74 comments

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust: I’m. In. LOVE. This cake would be gone in seconds flat…if I didn’t eat all the frosting first. :) September 26, 2014 at 7:28am Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: I have a serious weakness for banana cakes! This looks amazing! And the frosting – swoon! Pinning! September 26, 2014 at 5:45am Reply

  • Melanie @ Garnish & Glaze: Mmmm! That looks amazing and so moist. Seems my bananas now have a future… in this cake! September 26, 2014 at 4:42am Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I can never say no to cake. This looks beyond amazing! September 25, 2014 at 8:50pm Reply

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen: Yum! This sounds delicious. I always have leftover bananas and I often make banana bread, but I never think to make a banana cake. Pinned and can’t wait to try it! September 25, 2014 at 3:37pm Reply

  • taylor @ greens & chocolate: I looooooove a good banana bar! These look like the BEST….and that vanilla bean frosting! YUM! September 25, 2014 at 2:30pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I adore banana cake, bread, bars….love it, all of it. And with the vanilla bean frosting, truly my perfect dessert! I’d rather have banana cake than some super fancy, chocolate, etc dessert. I would eat the whole pan! Pinned :) September 25, 2014 at 2:05pm Reply

  • Silvia M: It looks delicious!!! September 25, 2014 at 1:41pm Reply

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