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.
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.
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!
Ripe Bananas – the more ripe the better! A super ripe banana will have more sweetness and be easier to mash.
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.
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!
Sure! You can omit the cream cheese frosting all together, or use this recipe for a brown sugar glaze.
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.