Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

The best Strawberry Banana Cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is the most delicious and beautiful cake recipe you will ever try!

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Easy Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Fresh strawberries are in season here in Florida and what’s better than a strawberry banana recipe to kick it off with.

We will be heading to my favorite place this week to visit..the Florida Strawberry Festival.

This strawberry banana layer cake recipe is great because it has a great banana flavor and you don’t need mashed bananas or overripe bananas.

It melts in your mouth just like a strawberry banana pudding icebox cake.

Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

The strawberry banana cake is the most delicious and beautiful cake recipe you will ever try!

A perfect combination of strawberries with cream cheese frosting that makes the best tasting, leaves your mouth watering for more.

Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

Easy Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients

Basic Ingredients

  • Strawberry Box Cake Mix
  • Ingredients needed on box
  • Bananas
  • Container of Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Milk
Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake Mix and Cream Cheese Frosting from Scratch Ingredients

Dry Ingredients
  • Cake Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Cup Sugar
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter (room temperature)
  • Eggs (room temperature)
  • Egg yolks (room temperature)
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Buttermilk

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Unsalted butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Clear vanilla extract (the clear vanilla will make your cream cheese frosting look whiter.)

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

Supplies Needed

  • Wire Rack – The perfect way to let your cake cool.
  • Extra-large piping tip or french tip stars
  • Plastic bag or piping bags
  • 9-inch cake pans
  • Electric mixer
  • Small bowl

How to Make the Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe with Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting

Make cake mix according to directions on the box. Beat cake batter at low speed in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment.

Scrape down the sides of bowl and increase to medium speed gradually increasing to medium-high speed.

Chop up 2 bananas into small chunks and place in lemon juice in a separate bowl. (It’s a good idea because the lemon juice keeps the bananas from turning brown.)

Fold into the cake batter gently.

Spray the pans with cooking spray and pour batter into prepared pans.

In a regular oven, bake until golden brown at 350 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

I followed the directions for the air fryer cake because we don’t have an oven in our RV. We do have a convection microwave, but I prefer my Ninja Foodi instead.

While it’s still warm, using a pastry brush, lightly brush milk over the top. This keeps it moist.

Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Remove sides if using a springform pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

If using a regular pan, remove from pan.

While you are waiting for the cake to cool, slice your strawberries in a separate large bowl and rinse off. Let them dry. (The best way to dry them is on a paper towel.)

Take your cream cheese frosting (whichever you are using, homemade or canned frosting) and fold it into the fresh strawberries.

Once cooled, take the first layer and top it with 1/4 of the frosting mixture.

Place the second layer on top and continue to frost the rest of the cake.

Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

Strawberry Banana Cake Mix from Scratch Directions

Start by placing butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer. Cream together.

Once the butter mixture is mixed together, add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Add vanilla extract.

Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture into wet ingredients slowly and mix.

Add buttermilk slowly.

Pour into greased and floured pans and bake at 350 degrees F (preheated oven) for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

Why Make a Layered Cake Recipe

This recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting will have your taste buds dancing the night away.

This not only tastes great but it also looks stunning! You can never go wrong when you add in all these amazing flavors that are sure to please any occasion – birthdays or just because we know how much YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

How to Store the Leftover Moist Banana Cake

Since it’s a moist cake, you will want to store it in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap.

I normally do not store it in the refrigerator because no one likes cold cake in our house.

If it were a strawberry banana cream cake, then I would store it in the fridge.

Strawberry Banana Bread vs Strawberry Banana Cake

A moist Strawberry Banana Birthday Cake is more on the sweeter side with moisture packed inside of it, while still being fluffy (and delicious banana cake!).

It typically comes covered in creamy frosting too so you can enjoy both tastes at once!

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Printable Recipe Card

Yield: 8

The Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

Best Strawberry Banana Cake Recipe

The best Strawberry Banana Cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is the most delicious and beautiful cake recipe you will ever try!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Strawberry Box Cake Mix
  • Ingredients needed on box
  • 2 Bananas
  • Container of Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup milk

Homemade Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cake Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter (room temperature)
  • 3 large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 large Egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting for Strawberry Banana Cake

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 Tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 3/4 Cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons clear vanilla extract (the clear vanilla will make your cream cheese frosting look whiter.)

Instructions

  1. Make cake mix according to directions on the box. Beat cake batter at low speed in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment. air fryer cake recipe
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and increase to medium speed gradually increasing to medium-high speed.
  3. Chop up 2 bananas into small chunks and place them in lemon juice in a separate bowl. (It’s a good idea because the lemon juice keeps the bananas from turning brown.) chopped bananas
  4. Fold into the cake batter gently. chopped bananas
  5. Spray the pans with cooking spray and pour batter into prepared pans.
  6. In a regular oven, bake until golden brown at 350 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  7. While it’s still warm, using a pastry brush, lightly brush milk over the top. This keeps it moist. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  8. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Remove sides if using a springform pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. If using a regular pan, remove from pan. air fryer cake recipe
  10. While you are waiting for the cake to cool, slice your strawberries in a separate large bowl and rinse off. Let them dry. (The best way to dry them is on a paper towel.) STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  11. Take your cream cheese frosting (whichever you are using, homemade or canned frosting) and fold it into the fresh strawberries. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  12. Once cooled, take the first layer and top it with 1/4 of the frosting mixture. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  13. Place the second layer on top and continue to frost the rest of the cake. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE

Strawberry Banana Cake Mix from Scratch Directions

  1. Start by placing butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together.
  2. Once the butter mixture is mixed together, add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture into wet ingredients slowly and mix.
  4. Add buttermilk slowly. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  5. Pour into greased and floured pans and bake at 350 degrees F (preheated oven) for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE
  6. Slice and Enjoy! STRAWBERRY BANANA CAKE

Notes

Supplies Needed for Strawberry Banana Cake

  • Wire Rack – The perfect way to let your cake cool.
  • Extra-large piping tip or french tip stars
  • Plastic bag or piping bags
  • 9-inch cake pans
  • Electric mixer
  • Small bowl

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1322Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 28gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 250mgSodium 1152mgCarbohydrates 208gFiber 3gSugar 126gProtein 16g

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Recipe Variations

Another delicious way to change it up is you can also opt to frost the cake with whipped cream.

Mix 2 cups of heavy cream (whipping cream) with 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 4 tablespoons of confectionary sugar.

For best results, beat in the bowl of a stand mixer until it forms stiff peaks.

Place fresh strawberry slices on top of the cake and/or ice cream and more whipped cream.

Whether you top it with cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, or chocolate ganache, it will be a flavorful cake.

Why is My Cake Not Moist

  • The main reason your cake is not moist is that you beat it too much. Over mixing can be a common problem when making cakes or cookies. (Don’t ask me how I know!)
  • You used All-purpose white flour instead of cake flour. Who knew this would make that much a difference, Unfortunately, it causes the cake to be more on the dry side.
  • The butter wasn’t at room temperature. If the butter is too cold, it will cause a cake to not be moist.
  • It was baked too long. Always check the cake periodically before the time is up. Each cake can come out differently, depending on the ingredients, the type of pan, etc.
  • Add a tablespoon of sour cream or yogurt to the batter. I’ve done this even when the recipe doesn’t call for it because it adds moisture to the batter.
  • Brush the top of the cake lightly with milk after you remove it from the oven. This sinks down into the cake to keep it moist while it’s still warm.

In Conclusion

This cake is a delicious, moist, and flavorful delight that will be enjoyed throughout the year.

With its easy-to-follow steps, this delicious cake recipe with cream frosting can accommodate any skill level home chef so you don’t have to miss out on those special moments because they were made in an unfamiliar kitchen!

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