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Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Have a handful of brown bananas staring you down, begging to be made into something yummy? Skip the banana bread and make this Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting this time! It’s a simple banana bundt cake recipe with Greek yogurt, topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting.

Banana Bundt Cake

I know that most people have their go-to banana bread recipe that they can make without even opening up the cookbook/website. I have mine, too! However, do you have a favorite banana bundt cake recipe?! I didn’t either, until now! This Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is my new, go-to banana cake recipe and it’s SO easy to make.

Banana Bundt Cake

Ingredients in Banana Bundt Cake

This bundt cake recipe starts off with a handful (four to be specific) of very ripe bananas. I actually buy extra bananas just for the purpose of letting them get ripe so I can bake with them. Anyone else do that?

The other “wet” ingredients in this recipe are room temperature unsalted butter, canola oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and plain Greek yogurt. You could use sour cream if that’s what you have on hand, but I always have Greek yogurt in the fridge and it lightens the cake up a bit.

For the dry ingredients, it’s a pretty typical lineup of flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.

The cream cheese frosting is a combination of cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. The cake is topped with chopped pecans for a little bit of a crunch!

What You’ll Need

Ripe Bananas – the more ripe the better!  A super ripe banana will have more sweetness and be easier to mash.

Granulated Sugar

Eggs

Butter

Canola Oil

Vanilla Extract

Ground Cinnamon

Baking Soda

Salt

All-Purpose Flour – I recommend unbleached all-purpose flour for this recipe (and all of my baking recipes!)

Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt makes this bundt cake super tender, and lightens it up a little bit opposed to using sour cream.

Cream Cheese – this bundt cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting which is so so delicious.

Powdered Sugar

Milk

Pecans

 

Banana Bundt Cake

Our favorite devoured this banana bundt cake in no time at all! We all loved that the cream cheese frosting was thick and plentiful around the entire cake – I say go big or go home when it comes to frosting! In addition, the banana cake had a super tender crumb and was evenly cooked throughout the entire cake.

This bundt cake recipe is great for a brunch, snack, or dessert!

Banana Bundt Cake Questions

Is there any substitute for the cream cheese frosting?

Sure! You can omit the cream cheese frosting all together, or use this recipe for a brown sugar glaze.

How do I make sure my bundt cake comes out of the pan clean?

I recommend heavily greasing the bundt pan with cooking spray and then sprinkling it with sugar to make sure the bundt cake comes out of the pan easily.

Banana Bundt Cake

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Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Bars

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

Zucchini Banana Muffins

 

Banana Bundt Cake

Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple banana bundt cake recipe made with Greek yogurt, topped with a cream cheese frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bundt cake, cream cheese frosting
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 medium bananas mashed (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrese F.
  • Grease a bundt cake pan with cooking spray and then sprinkle evenly with about 2 tbsp of granulated sugar. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined and scraping down the edges as necessary.
  • Add the oil, vanilla, and mashed bananas, mixing until combined.
  • Add the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, mixing until combined.
  • Add half of the flour and mix to combine.
  • Add half of the Greek yogurt, and mix to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and Greek yogurt.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown on the top and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around the egdes and flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

To Make the Frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp of milk and beat until well combined.
  • Add additional tablespoon of milk, if needed.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    If it’s wrong to have this cake for breakfast, I don’t wanna be right! I mean it has bananas, and cinnamon rolls have frosting, so…case closed.
    Delicious and moist (I reserve this word only to describe good cake) – and pretty, too!