Banana Cream Cake

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Get ready to indulge in the most heavenly banana cream cake you’ve ever tasted! Picture this: layers of moist banana cake filled with luscious banana pastry cream, all topped with creamy cream cheese frosting and adorned with delightful Nilla Wafers. It’s an absolute must-have for anyone who adores bananas—it truly is the ultimate banana cake experience!

Here’s why you’re going to fall head over heels for this banana cream cake:

  • The banana cake layers are unbelievably soft and moist, thanks to the addition of ripe bananas. Each bite bursts with that irresistible banana flavor that you know and love.
  • But wait, there’s more! These delectable layers are filled with a heavenly banana pastry cream that’s like banana pudding but even better. Creamy, dreamy, and utterly delicious!
  • And let’s not forget about the crowning glory: the cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect finishing touch, adding a creamy richness that’ll make every bite melt in your mouth.

Now, let’s gather our ingredients:

Banana Cream Cake

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 34 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 slices


**For the Banana Pastry Cream:**

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

**For the Banana Cake:**

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • ½ cup buttermilk

**For the Cream Cheese Frosting:**

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese cold
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Nilla Wafers for decoration


**For the Banana Pastry Cream:**

  • Heat the milk in a saucepan until steaming, then set aside.
  • In a separate saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, banana extract, and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Gradually add the heated milk to the egg mixture while whisking continuously.
  • Cook the mixture over medium-low heat until thickened, then chill in the fridge until cold.

**For the Banana Cake:**

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your cake pans.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla extract, mashed banana, and buttermilk to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the cake pans and bake until golden brown.

**For the Cream Cheese Frosting:**

  • Whip the butter until pale and fluffy, then mix in the cream cheese.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

**Assembling the Cake:**

  • Fill the cake layers with banana pastry cream and frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • Chill the cake to set the frosting, then decorate with Nilla Wafers and banana slices.
  • Serve and enjoy every delectable bite of this irresistible banana cream cake!

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