I hadn’t planned on making a banana cake this week. We had just finished an early dinner one night. Hubby and one of our boys hustled off to basketball practice. I was enjoying a bit of down time with my other two boys; a rarity to be sure.
It was still early. I didn’t really want to clean the kitchen just yet, and was doing my best to avoid it.
So the words slipped off my tongue before I knew it: Boys, wanna bake something yummy?
Yeah, let’s go make more of a kitchen mess! We’ll worry about those dishes later. That’s how this banana cake happened…
When you’re baking on a spontaneous whim, whatever is in the pantry must suffice. I knew I had to manage those waayy ripe bananas we had, so that’s the route we ran with.
When you’re baking on a time constraint, quick ‘n easy is the only way to go. This banana cake could not be easier. Or quicker. The boys and I literally whipped up the batter and tossed it into the oven well before bath time.
I wasn’t planning to frost the cake that I hadn’t planned on making. But this whipped cream cheese frosting is my weakness. I already had the ingredients in the fridge. How could I say no to this airy, fluffy, perfect whipped cream cheese frosting?
This banana cake is as tender and moist as they come. It is soft, fluffy, a little bit dense, and a lot tender. The bananas truly shine in this cake, with a big banana flavor in every happy bite.
The whipped cream cheese frosting nearly takes the cake. Pardon the pun. This light and fluffy frosting makes any dessert over the moon. Not overly sweet, nor too thick. Just a pillowy soft, melt-in-your-mouth blanket that enhances the cake in a close-your-eyes-mmm way.
I obviously love whipped cream frostings: Double Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Whipped Cream was one of my earliest posts (clearly), but it’s still my absolute favorite chocolate cake ever.
Fluffy yellow cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting boasts my favorite chocolate frosting of all time.
If you leave off the frosting (or not,) this plain banana cake makes an awesome breakfast. Cake for breakfast? Yeah, we do that.
Source: Chew Out Loud, cake portion adapted from Food.com