Banana Cake With Coffee Frosting



Banana Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, lemon or almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of overly ripe bananas (the darker the better usually 3 medium will be enough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional Garnish:

  • coffee frosting
  • cream cheese frosting
  • powdered sugar or whipped cream with slices of fresh banana on top or another fruit

Coffee Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee (I used espresso)
  • 3 tablespoons or more of milk, cream or water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare the pan your using grease or line the pan with parchment paper
  • In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition then the vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt to to creamed mixture adding the bananas and sour cream, mixing evenly to combine.
  • Pour into the prepared pan your using and see below for baking times.

Baking Times:

  • For squares use a brownie pan (30 to 35 minutes baking time
  • For cupcakes (25 to 30 minutes)
  • For 13 x 9 cake, springform or loaf cake pans 35 to 45 minutes
  • Note: always using the toothpick method for the middle.
  • Cool cake before frosting completely.

Coffee Frosting:

  • Add the instant coffee to the milk to dissolve.
  • In a medium sized bowl beat the softened butter with the powdered sugar adding the coffee milk mixture until smooth and fluffy.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat using a high powered electric mixer, whip just till blended.
  • Add the cream and keeping beating on high until adding the powdered sugar until soft peaks are formed.
  • Frost cooled cakes, keep cake refrigerated.


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