If you’ve never had banana cake before it is basically like banana bread, in cake form, with frosting. AKA: Heaven. One of my favorite comfort foods, and you can serve it as dessert or eat it for breakfast! Don’t we all love desserts that double as breakfasts? Doughnuts, coffee cake, muffins… enough said. One of the best things about this cake is that it gets even better with time. So, if you can manage to save any, you can wrap it up and eat it for days and it will taste just as delicious as it did on the first day.
The Perfect Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze
For the Cake
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 4 very ripe bananas
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
For the Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk
For the Cake
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously butter your bundt pan.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat your butter until creamy.
Add sugar and beat until fluffy, then add in your vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
Add in bananas and mix slowly until combined.
Add dry ingredients a little at a time until incorporated.
Add Greek yogurt and mix until combined.
Tap your pan on the counter a few times to help the batter settle.
Bake for 65-75 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
If cake begins to brown to quickly cover halfway through with a loose foil tent.
When cake is done, transfer to a cooling rack.
For the Icing
Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, adding milk a little at a time until glaze is thin enough to drizzle on cooled cake.
Place directly on rack.