This is the best banana cake recipe ever! It’s easy to make (no mixer required), moist, loaded with bananas and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

Banana cake is a dessert that is completely nostalgic for me. I grew up eating the Sara Lee version, and nothing else compared to that dense yet fluffy cake paired with a thick cream cheese frosting.

Well, I decided it was time to create a homemade banana cake recipe to make all my (and hopefully your) childhood dreams come true, and this is seriously the BEST banana cake EVER!

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12


2 cups gluten-free flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add the sugar and softened butter, and mix until smooth.

Combine Ingredients: Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the banana mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.
Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
Frosting: In a bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
Frost the Cake: Once the cake is cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.
Serve: Slice and serve your delicious banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!