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Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

From bakedbree.com

  • 2/3 C. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 3/4 C. mashed very ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Vanilla Bean Frosting:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C. confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 C. heavy cream
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeded and scraped
  • pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add the sour cream.

Add the mashed banana and the vanilla extract.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the mixing bowl and mix just until combined, scraping down sides as necessary with a spatula.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. The cake will be done when a tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely. 

Start on the frosting by creaming together the butter and confectioners sugar. Add the heavy cream slowly and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add the scraped vanilla bean and a pinch of salt.

Spread the vanilla bean frosting over the cooled cake and serve.

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