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Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are amazing! The cake is moist and packed with huge banana flavor topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle on some chocolate chips or chopped walnuts if desired.

This small batch recipe is the perfect portion for a dessert that serves 2. It’s easy and quick, ready in just 1 hour.

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

graphic of Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting in ramekins top down view with scooped out piece on a spoon
Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Small Batch

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!

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How to make individual moist Banana Cakes:

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

For the Banana 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.

butter and sugar creamed in a silver bowl

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

mashed banana and vanilla mixed with creamed butter and sugar

Mix in the egg.

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

banana cake batter in a silver bowl

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

banana cake batter poured into two 7 oz ramekins

Bake for 20-25 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, mix the cream cheese until smooth.

cream cheese mixed until smooth in a mixing bowl

Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

powdered sugar and vanilla mixed into cream cheese frosting

Spread the cream cheese frosting over the cooled cakes.

two Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting in ramekins with two spoons on the side
Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips, chopped pecans, or walnuts if desired.

two Moist Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting top down view with scooped out piece on a spoon
Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for Two

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two Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting top down view with scooped out piece on a spoon
Yield: Serves 2

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cool: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are amazing! The cake is moist and packed with huge banana flavor topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1 small banana (very ripe, mashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Optional - for topping

  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips (or chopped pecans, or walnuts)

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 for 7 ounce ramekins.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Click 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 20-25 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, mix the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the cooled cakes.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips, chopped pecans, or walnuts if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for Two
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Two
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for Two

Donovan

Thursday 19th of August 2021

A question...some of your recipes (like this one) indicate 1/8 cup of an ingredient. How do you measure this? None of my present measuring devices (nor those available on Amazon) have this quantity as an option.

Thanks! Looking forward to making more tasty dishes.

Zona

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Hi Donovan, you can also use 2 Tablespoons to equal 1/8 cup. Thanks for your question and enjoy these banana cakes! They are a favorite of ours.

Bonnie

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

I made this and it was such a hit. I did make it in a 6 inch cake pan for a friends Birthday Cake. I am loving making Mini Cakes. Was wondering if you have a Coconut Cake or Coconut Poke Cake recipe?

Zona

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

Hi Bonnie, I'm so glad you enjoyed the banana cake and I'm happy to hear it worked well in a 6 inch pan! I do not have either of those Coconut Cake options at this time but they both sound delicious so maybe I will add them to my list of things to post for the future. Great ideas!

Alexis

Monday 14th of December 2020

This preggo is very happy :) amazing !!!

Zona

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Hi Alexis, hahaha that's awesome! I'm happy you're happy. These are a definite favorite of mine too :)

Larali Jarnta

Monday 20th of April 2020

Did the 6x2 work??

HomeCook

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Would I have to double the recipe to make a single layer cake in a 6x2 round cake pan? Thanks!

Zona

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Hi HomeCook, I have not tried making this recipe in a 6x2 pan however, as written it fills 2 ramekins that are each 3 inches by 2 inches. I think you could fill your one pan with the amounts as they are written. If it is not enough you could always make a second batch at that point and mix it in. If you try it, let me know how it goes for you :)

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