Monday, May 16, 2022

Banana Cake

I've baked us a small banana cake with cream cheese frosting to celebrate Spring. This is coming from a girl who can't even stand the smell of raw bananas!!  I literally have to hold my nose while peeling bananas and mashing them.  However, something magical happens while baking, and I can eat banana bread, banana muffins and banana cake.  Harper and Hayden tease me and laugh and laugh and call me Nana Banana!!

I'm still using the flowers from my sister and filled my lady head vase with some of them.  Doesn't she look grand?

I thought these two teacups looked pretty with the lady.  The one in the front is Grace's teaware and the one in the back is Royal Cuthbertson.

I was with these family members over Mother's Day for brunch.  The only person I didn't get a picture of was my son, Tim.

I received more flowers!

I fixed a little fairy garden.

My grandson, Caiden, turned 17!  This kid has good grades, gets up early for sports everyday, and he has an after school job.  I'm so proud of this  young man.

Yield: 1 large or 1 small and 4 mini bundts
Author: Kitty
Banana Bundt Cake

Banana Bundt Cake

I put together several recipes that I found and came up with this.


  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see NOTE)
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • For the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 -2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • For the Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your bundt pan with cooking spray, such as Baker's Joy.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In your mixer bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, and vanilla.
  • Mix in the buttermilk and mashed bananas. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, stirring into fully incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared pan(s), and bake for 40-45 minutes for the large and about 35 for the small bundt, and 20-25 for the mini bundts, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • For the frosting:
  • Cream the cream cheese, butter together and vanilla together. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • You can pipe on the frosting with a pastry bag or just fill a food storage bag with the frosting and cut one of the ends off, and pipe the frosting on, or just spread with a knife.
  • I added toasted, chopped walnuts for a garnish.


I added a tablespoon of white vinegar to my measuring cup and then added my milk to reach the 1 cup. Allow this to sit for several minutes.

Thanks for your visit!  xo


  1. The cake looks wonderful. So funny, Nana Banana! I eat bananas every day. Your family is so wonderful, Kitty! Congratulations to Caiden. Good kids with strong ethics are hard to come by these days. Is he still committed to joining the service? Did he choose Army?

  2. Yum! Sorry that you suffer having to prepare it, Nana Banana. Glad to know that you can handle the end product. Your family and flowers are lovely and I know that you feel very blessed.

  3. That is so funny how you can't stand the smell of bananas, but you enjoy the banana baked goods! This cake looks so delicious, as does everything you cook, sweet friend. May God bless you with many more happy mother's days and special occasions with your dear family! Sending love and hugs your way today!

  4. You have such a beautiful family.

    YUM on anything banana and ♥ you are called Nana Banana!!!

    SO cute!

  5. I love bananas, so your banana cake is right up my alley. Have you ever tried banana teas? Since they're not made of raw bananas, their scents should be okay for you...

  6. So I think Blogger ate my second comment? I was just saying that I'm also a fan of the purple teacups. And I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day with your family.

  7. Kitty, Your cake looks wonderful! I love all the flowers you got for Mother's Day. You have a special family.
    I got some great ideas for my granddaughters fairy garden from you. Very cute.

  8. Oh I love your pretty spring table setting. The tea cups and saucers look pretty with the lady head vase with her flowers. You do have such a sweet and loving family. I'm noticing how Caiden is getting to be such a big boy now and I know you are so proud of him. The cake looks delicious (cute fun nickname, Nana banana) Sure wish I had a slice. Hope your week is wonderful.......

  9. Adorable family photos! Your vase is lovely and so is that cake - it looks really tasty!

  10. Your spring tea cups and table setting are just perfect. And such lovely flowers! That's funny about not being able to endure the smell of raw bananas while enjoying baked ones. The fairy garden is so cute. Love the family photos. Happy Birthday to Caiden.

  11. It sounds like you had a nice MD Kitty. The banana cake looks pretty and I bet tastes delicious. I like the fairy garden you made. Thanks for the cake recipe and have a nice week Kitty.

  12. I don't like bananas either Kitty, but I can imagine they can be magic in baked goods...I love cake so maybe I should give this a try! Cute pics!

  13. A beautiful family! Thanks for the recipe!! Love banana anything!

  14. Beautiful family! You really got a lot of beautiful flowers too! I too detest bananas haha! But yes, add some butter and sugar and flour and I'm good to go!

  15. Family, fairy gardens and cake? The perfect day for sure!!


  16. Kitty, You’re only the third person I’ve heard say they do not like bananas, I just picked upa bunch at the grocery store. :) Your cake looks delicious, good for breakfast or an afternoon pick me up! Love seeing your sweet family photos, especially those cute girls!

  17. So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day Kitty. I am allergic to bananas but I did just make a chocolate zucchini cake. Have a great week.

  18. Your banana cake looks yummy, Kitty! So funny about not liking the smell and the kids teasing you :) All of your flowers are so pretty. So sweet of your family to spoil you. Love the photos - so precious. Your grandson sounds like a wonderful young man. But of course he is! He comes from good genes. The fairy garden is so sweet. So glad it is fairy garden weather! Hugs xo K

  19. Hi Kitty, I can't wait to try your banana cake! It's going to be a hit with my grandkids! Love your family photos, you've got a beautiful family, indeed!

  20. My husband calls me Nana Banana in front of our grandsons too! Not for the same reason - only because it rhymes - LOL. At least you don't let the smell prevent you from making this wonderful looking banana cake!

  21. That banana cake looks dlish - when I close my eyes, I can smell it. LOL

    Thanks for sharing - have a funtastic weekend!

  22. LOVE anything and everything with cream cheese frosting!

  23. Nana Banana is so funny. How strange you cannot stand the smell of raw bananas.
    Bananas baked is delicious. I love banana pudding and banana bread. Your lady base is darling. Pretty flowers. Looks like fun family photos. I love fairy gardens.

  24. Pretty flowers, a lovely family and a yummy cake.
    Super post :)

    All the best Jan

  25. Such a lovely cake. I thing Caiden is outstanding. Great family photos too!