Last updated on May 30th, 2018 at 09:17 pm
This Cream Cheese Filled Banana Cake is super moist, delicious and everyone’s favorite. Filled with an easy and tasty cream cheese filling, and iced with the best cream cheese icing, this cake is simply divine! Snack time just got a lot more interesting!
Banana bread is the most common “dessert” I make at my house. I consider it a dessert, but really we mostly have it for breakfast with our coffee or late at night when we need a snack or have a sweet tooth. However, since we’ve been packing for the past couple months for our move, all my baking pans have been packed up and all I had left was a bundt pan.
Don’t ask why I kept a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan. I have no idea. Perhaps I had this cake in mind. But this really is how this cake was born. Not only that, but all my mixers have also been packed away. I’m not one to give up on a challenge though.
You know what they say, necessity is the mother of invention!
In all seriousness though, this cake really is easy to make, even though you may think it’s complicated with the cream cheese filling and the cream cheese icing. It’s NOT!
So no mixer needed, only a bundt pan and a couple bowls. And all the ingredients, of course.
Of course the secret to a good banana bread or banana cake is the ripe bananas. We’re talking super ripe bananas. You know when the peel is all brown and nasty and nobody wants to touch those bananas anymore? That’s what you’re looking for. That’s what makes a really yummy moist banana bread or cake.
But then no banana cake is complete without this incredible cream cheese icing. The thicker the better, I say. I like mine nice and thick and lots of it.
Because while I’d like to say that this cake is all about the bananas, we know better. This cake is all about that cream cheese filling and the cream cheese icing.
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This Cream Cheese Filled Banana Cake is super moist, delicious and everyone's favorite. Filled with an easy and tasty cream cheese filling, and iced with the best cream cheese icing, this cake is simply divine! Snack time just got a lot more interesting!
- 6 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar granulated
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a bundt cake pan generously with cooking spray and set aside.
Add the ripe bananas to a medium size bowl and mash them using a fork or a potato masher. To it add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and the sugar. Whisk until combined.
In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda and baking powder together until well combined.
In a medium size bowl, combine the flour together with the salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients. With a spatula mix until combined. Do not over-mix.
In a medium size bowl, add all the cream cheese filling ingredients and whisk until smooth. Usually I like to use a spatula to soften the cream cheese further, this makes it easier to whisk everything by hand. Alternatively, you could use a hand mixer to mix everything.
Pour about 2/3 of the cake batter to the prepared bundt pan. Evenly spoon or pour the cream cheese filling over the cake batter, then pour the remaining cake batter over the cream cheese filling. Smooth the top lightly with a spatula
Place the bundt pan in the oven and bake on middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes to about an hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, prepare the cream cheese icing. Add the cream cheese and butter to a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and continue whisking until smooth. Add more milk, a tbsp at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency. I prefer it a bit thicker for this cake.
Take the cake out of the oven and let it sit in the bundt pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife along the sides of the cake if necessary, then flip the cake over onto a cake tray. Let the cake cool completely before icing.
The secret to a moist banana cake is the ripe bananas, so please make sure your bananas are super ripe before using them in a banana cake or bread.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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