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Banana Swirl Cake

  • Author: Stephanie Pass


This Banana Swirl Cake will have everyone begging for the recipe. It has cheesecake batter swirled into the top of the banana cake batter for a beautiful effect that doesn’t even need frosting.



Banana Cake Batter
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk (leftover yolk from cheesecake batter)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large ripened bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Cheesecake Batter
  • cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Egg white
  • 1 tbs flour

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 stick of butter, softened,
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 34 tablespoons heavy cream


Banana Cake Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Combine sour cream and baking soda and mix gently. Set aside.
  3. Peel the bananas and smash them together. Set aside.
  4. Combine eggs, oil, and sugar and mix on medium with an electric mixer.
  5. Add the bananas and vanilla and continue mixing.
  6. Add the sour cream mixture, salt, and cinnamon and continue mixing.
  7. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and continue mixing until combined.

Cheesecake Batter

  1. Combine softened cream cheese, egg white, sugar, vanilla, and flour and mix until well combined.

Banana Swirl Cake Batter

  1. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Pour in the entire banana cake batter.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the cheesecake batter all over the banana cake batter.
  4. Take a knife and gently swirl the banana cake batter and cheesecake batter.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the banana cake is golden brown and the cheesecake is not jiggly.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.  (Or skip the frosting)

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla and a cup of powdered sugar at a time and beat on high.
  3. Add the whipping cream as needed to the frosting.
  4. Beat for an additional 2 minutes on high to whip the frosting and make it very fluffy.
  5. Frost the banana cake when it is cool.


Make sure you combine the sour cream and baking soda just before you start putting the ingredients together in the banana cake.  This activates it and makes it work beautifully.

The swirled pattern on this cake comes out so lovely that you can easily skip the frosting.

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