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Banana Cake with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

This banana cake is a delicious twist on banana bread! Covered with espresso cream cheese frosting, it’s an easy and wonderful treat.
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 large bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt

espresso cream cheese frosting

  • 1 (8 ounce) blocks cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking sheet or dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the mashed bananas and yogurt until combined.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients on low speed, scraping down the sides if needed, until just combined. Don’t over mix!
  • Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish. Bake for 28 to 33 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

coffee cream cheese frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Beat in the sugar and espresso powder until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract. Frost the cooled cake! I like to keep the cake in the fridge because of the cream cheese frosting - plus we love cold cake.


adapted from this pumpkin cake and this banana cake

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