Brown Butter Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Let’s start our fun trip into baking with this recipe for Brown Butter Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. It tastes amazing! It has the warm, nutty flavor of brown butter, the sweetness of ripe bananas, and a creamy, tangy cream cheese filling on top.

You can serve this moist and rich cake at any event, and it will make your taste buds explode with delight. Our step-by-step guide will help you make a beauty that will be the talk of any meeting, no matter how much experience you have baking or cooking.

As we walk you through the steps of making this delicious treat, get ready to enjoy a bit of happiness.


For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Warm the oven up to 175°F (350°F). A 9×13-inch baking pan or two 9-inch round cake pans should be greased and floured.

Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a pot. Keep cooking it until it turns golden brown and smells like nuts. Watch out not to burn it. Take it off the heat and let it cool down a bit.

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl with a whisk.

Take a different big bowl and mix the mashed bananas, white sugar, and brown sugar together until everything is well mixed.

Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla extract.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, mixing in between each addition of buttermilk. Do this until the ingredients are just barely mixed.

Add the cold brown butter and mix it in until it’s all mixed in.

Smooth the batter out in the baking pan(s) that have been prepped.

If you use a 9×13-inch pan, bake for 25 to 30 minutes. If you use a round cake pan, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a knife stuck in the middle comes out clean.

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool totally before you frost it.

For the cream cheese frosting, put the softened butter and cream cheese in a big bowl and beat them together until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Add the powdered sugar slowly, one cup at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition.

It will be light and fluffy after you add the vanilla extract.

Spread the cream cheese filling over the top of the cake after it has cooled fully.

Cut your brown butter banana cake with cream cheese filling into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

This cake is great for any event, whether it’s a party or just a sweet treat to share with family and friends.


1. Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter for the cake? Short Answer: Yes, you can use salted butter, but remember to adjust the amount of salt added to the recipe accordingly.

2. How should I store the Brown Butter Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting? Short Answer: Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days to maintain its freshness and flavor.

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