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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield 16 Servings
Top homemade banana cake with a delicious cream cheese frosting for a subtly fruity dessert that your family is sure to love. 

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Frosting:
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 238
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • sodium 146 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and egg white, then vanilla. Mash bananas with milk.

  2. Stir half of dry ingredients into butter mixture, then stir in banana mixture. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack.

  3. Make frosting: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Reduce speed and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread cake with frosting and sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.