Banana Cake

Jeannie’s Banana Cake

Jeannie’s Banana Cake is my new favorite cake! With fresh white icing and rich banana flavor, it’s a classic cake for any occasion.

This cake is named after my grandmother, Jeannie. When I was young, she would make a banana cake for me every year on my birthday. She would bring it over in a little square pan with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting on top. I always looked forward to it . . . licking the frosting off the bottoms of the candles, then diving into the soft, sweet cake.

For years, I tried to recreate Jeannie’s recipe but mine always turned out dry or bland. Not anymore. Now, I’ve finally come up with a recipe that Jeannie would love! And I know you will, too!

We mix the cake batter and frosting in our Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, but feel free to use a bowl and electric beaters instead. For baking and serving, we keep things simple with a 9×13″ baking pan.

If you’re looking for some other dessert ideas, check out My Mom’s Key Lime Pie or this Dark Chocolate Tart. Both are gorgeous and so delicious!

Jeannie’s Banana Cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 very ripe bananas



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, eggs, milk, sour cream, and bananas, and beat again to combine. Then add dry ingredients and beat to combine once more, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Top with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!

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