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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Two

This Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is amazing! It’s moist, dense, and packed with huge banana flavor topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans or walnuts.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

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This small batch recipe is the perfect portion for dessert that serves 2. It’s easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes.

 

We often buy extra bananas and let them get over ripe on purpose just so we can make this cake.

 

This is the best homemade banana cake and is a hit in our house. My husband instantly asks me to plan on making this again as soon as possible every time we eat it!

 

How to make Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

 

For the Cake:

Spray two 7 ounce ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Click here for 7 ounce ramekins.

 

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Click here for a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.

 

Add the mashed banana and vanilla. Mix until combined well.

 

Mix in the egg.

 

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

 

Pour the batter into the prepared dishes, divided evenly between the two.

 

Bake for 20 minutes. The cakes will be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

Place the ramekins onto a cooling rack and allow the cakes to cool completely.

two yellow banana cakes in ramekin dishes

 

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese.

 

Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

white cream cheese frosting mixed together in a silver bowl

 

Spread the vanilla frosting over the cooled cakes.

 

Sprinkle the tops with chopped pecans or walnuts.

 

 

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Two

 

 

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Two - serves 2 in individual oven safe dishes.
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is amazing! It’s moist, dense, and packed with huge banana flavor topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans or walnuts. This small batch recipe is the perfect portion for dessert that serves 2. It's easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes.
Course: Date Night, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake with cream cheese frosting, individual banana cakes
Servings: 2
Calories: 541 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 small banana very ripe, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
Instructions
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Spray two 7 ounce ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Click here for 7 ounce ramekins.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Click here for a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.
  4. Add the mashed banana and vanilla. Mix until combined well.
  5. Mix in the egg.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared dishes, divided evenly between the two.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. The cakes will be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Place the ramekins onto a cooling rack and allow the cakes to cool completely.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Spread the vanilla frosting over the cooled cakes.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with chopped pecans or walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Potassium 286mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 20.9%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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