Are you looking for a fun and delicious dessert recipe to impress your friends and family? Look no further than banana cake with cream cheese filling! This recipe is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to potlucks to just a sweet treat after dinner. With its moist banana cake and creamy, tangy cream cheese filling, this dessert is sure to be a hit. So let’s get baking!
For the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
For the cream cheese filling:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. 3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and mashed bananas. 5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, until just combined. 6. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. 7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 8. Let the cake cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and let cool completely on a wire rack. 9. While the cake is cooling, make the cream cheese filling. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. 10. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth and fluffy. 11. Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese filling on top of one of the cake layers. 12. Place the other cake layer on top of the filling, and press down gently to secure.
One serving of banana cake with cream cheese filling (1/12 of the cake) contains approximately:
- Calories: 460
- Fat: 22g
- Saturated Fat: 13g
- Cholesterol: 93mg
- Sodium: 331mg
- Carbohydrates: 62g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 44g
- Protein: 6g
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Total time: 1 hour
- 2 9-inch cake pans
- Mixing bowls
- Wire rack
Banana cake with cream cheese filling is delicious on its own, but you can also dress it up with some fun toppings. Try sprinkling chopped nuts or chocolate chips on top, or drizzling with caramel or chocolate sauce. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.
If you want to mix things up a bit, try adding some chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the cake batter for some extra texture. You can also substitute other fruits for the bananas, such as apples or pears. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the cake batter for some extra flavor.
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes. You can also substitute sour cream or yogurt for the buttermilk in a pinch.
Banana cake with cream cheese filling can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cake for up to 3 months by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
– Be sure to use ripe bananas for the best flavor and texture. – Don’t overmix the cake batter, as this can make the cake tough. – Let the cake cool completely before adding the cream cheese filling, or the filling may melt and slide off. – Use a serrated knife to slice the cake for a clean cut.
This recipe makes a two-layer cake, but you can easily halve the recipe to make a single layer cake if you prefer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use a different type of flour, like whole wheat flour? A: You can certainly experiment with different types of flour, but keep in mind that this may affect the texture and flavor of the cake. Q: Can I use a different type of filling, like whipped cream or chocolate ganache? A: Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with your fillings and toppings. Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time? A: Yes, you can make the cake and filling ahead of time and assemble them just before serving.
Banana cake with cream cheese filling is a fun and delicious dessert that is sure to impress. With its moist banana cake and creamy, tangy filling, this dessert is perfect for any occasion. So why not give it a try and see for yourself? Your taste buds will thank you!