Banana Brunch Snack Cake

November 28, 2020
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Photo by SheKneadsDough
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • serves 2-4
Author Notes

Flavorful banana snack cake topped with rich layer of cream cheese frosting topped with pecans, just perfect for a weekend brunch. —SheKneadsDough

What You'll Need
  • For the cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, very ripe
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • For the frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add in the eggs, one at time, whisking until just incorporated.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add in the vanilla and the mashed bananas, mixing well.
  5. Mix in half of the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Slowly add in remaining flour and all of the milk and mix until incorporated.
  7. Pour cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the frosting. Cake can be served directly from the pan.
  8. Make the frosting: In a large bowl, mix the room temperature cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  9. Add in the vanilla and pinch of salt. Stir to combine.
  10. Slowly add in the confectioner's sugar and stir until smooth and spreadable.
  11. Frost the cooled cake and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
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