If you want to make a tasty treat for mom for Mother’s Day, this banana cake with cream cheese frosting just may be what you are looking for. It is also a good use of any overripe bananas you may have sitting on your counter.
There are two main differences in the recipe for this banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Instead of just using regular sugar, this recipe includes brown sugar too. It adds a greater depth of flavor to the cake. You can use light or dark brown sugar, which ever one you prefer. I used light.
Next, this cake includes buttermilk. Buttermilk is a great ingredient for cakes. It brings a nice tang to cakes while adding very little fat. I think that tang helps the cake from not being overly sweet. It adds balance.
Buttermilk is an acidic ingredient that also helps tenderize gluten, giving the cake a softer texture and more body. Additionally, it helps the cake rise.
Another delicious thing about this cake is it is topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. It is exactly what you would expect from a cream cheese frosting. You make it using butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a dash of salt.Print
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addition.