Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana cake with cream cheese frosting is a delightful dessert that combines the moist texture of banana cake with the rich, creamy taste of cream cheese frosting. This gluten-free recipe is perfect for those who have dietary restrictions but still want to enjoy a delicious treat. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow and guarantees a crowd-pleaser.


Ingredients for Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Before you start baking, gather all the necessary ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this gluten-free banana cake with cream cheese frosting:


Cake Ingredients:

Ingredient Quantity
Gluten-free flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Mashed bananas 3
Sugar 1 cup
Softened butter 1/2 cup
Eggs 2
Vanilla extract 1 tsp

Frosting Ingredients:

Ingredient Quantity
Softened cream cheese 8 oz
Powdered sugar 1 cup

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now that you have all your ingredients, let’s dive into the baking process.


1. Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan to ensure your cake doesn’t stick.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups gluten-free flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.

3. Mash Bananas

In a large mixing bowl, mash 3 bananas until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter. Mix until well combined.

4. Add Wet Ingredients

Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the banana mixture. Beat until everything is fully incorporated.

5. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

6. Bake the Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.

7. Prepare the Frosting

While the cake is cooling, beat 8 oz softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

8. Frost the Cake

Once the cake is completely cool, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top. For a professional look, you can use a piping bag, but a simple spatula works just as well.

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