Ultimate Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting is the ultimate cake recipe. Our strawberry banana cake combines the two fruits in a delicious combination, that is packed full of fresh fruit flavors, great for any time of the year, or for any gathering. Give this recipe a try with our easy step-by-step instructions!  

Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

The Best Strawberry Banana Cake

The best strawberry banana cake recipe included below tastes fabulous, is super moist, and combines bananas and strawberries to make the ultimate flavor combination! This cake consists of an easy banana cake recipe, combined with strawberries and cream cheese frosting to make the best tasting, beautiful cake recipe.

Easy Banana Cake

Banana cake is not your typical go-to cake recipe; however, it should be. If you enjoy eating a moist, and flavorful cake, you will enjoy banana cake. Well, banana cake is more classic, we are hoping to bring it back by introducing you to the delicious, flavorful cake. Banana cake is also easy to make, simply by combining a few ingredients. These few ingredients, result in the ultimate moist cake.

Banana Cake vs. Banana Bread

Perhaps you are wondering what the difference is between banana cake and banana bread. While the two are very similar, there are slight differences between banana cake and banana bread. The main differences are that while banana bread is a dense and moist bread, banana cake is more on the fluffier, sweeter side while still being packed full of moisture. Banana cake also typically has frosting, whereas banana bread does not usually have frosting on it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe is perfect, no matter what the occasion, or season. Strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting is a delicious, moist cake that captures the goodness of flavors which can be enjoyed throughout the year. This cake is also easy to make so that any skill level home chef can make it.

Cake With Strawberries

Adding strawberries to your cake will give you a bit of delicious fresh taste to your cake. Strawberries can be added to any kind of cake. However, when added to the banana cake you get an amazing result. This is an easy way to add a pop of color, and a splash of flavor to a plain banana cake.

Cake Recipe With Strawberry

There are all kinds of cake recipes you can make, that feature strawberry. However, none of them quite compare to this recipe for a strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting. With this cake, you get the taste of fresh spring no matter the time of year.

Why Make This Strawberry Banana Cake

Why should you make a strawberry banana cake? This recipe for strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting is an easy recipe to prepare. It not only tastes delicious, but it looks gorgeous as well. This cake is not your average vanilla or chocolate cake. With this cake, you get a mouthful of amazing flavors.

Cake With Strawberries and Bananas

This recipe for cake with strawberries and bananas is full of great flavors all the way around. Not only does it feature strawberries and bananas, but it also adds a delicious sweet flavor by adding cream cheese frosting. Strawberry banana cake is perfect for any season, or time of year. If you are looking for a dessert to celebrate any occasion or holiday, you should really try out this recipe!

Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Topping banana cake with cream cheese frosting is the ultimate flavor combination. Cream cheese frosting is not too sweet, and is just the right amount of sweetness to your flavorful and moist banana cake. On top of this perfect combination, add strawberries for the ultimate flavor combination.

How To Make Easy Banana Strawberry Cake

There are many ways you can make an easy strawberry banana cake. Some of these ways include a plain banana cake, with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting. Other ways instruct you to incorporate your strawberries and bananas together into a strawberry banana cake and top it with cream cheese frosting. 

Today we are going to walk you through a version of this cake that can be made any time of year. Our cake recipe will walk you through using frozen strawberries to make a type of strawberry pie filling that adds another dimension to your perfect cake. However, please know that if you are using fresh strawberries, you can simply add strawberry slices to your cake to make it taste great as well. 

Choosing Ingredients

When you are looking to prepare your own homemade strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting, finding the right ingredients for you can easily be completed using the below ingredient list. Please note these are our suggestions on how to make this cake, and may easily be adapted.

Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Banana Strawberry Cake

What You Will Need: 

Cake

All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Salt
Cloves
Cinnamon
Oil
Sugar
Vanilla
Ripe bananas

Filling

Strawberries
Cornstarch
Water
Lemon juice
Salt
Sugar

Icing

Butter
Cream cheese
Vanilla extract
Salt
Powdered sugar

Decorations

Pecans
Walnuts
Fresh sliced strawberries
Freshly sliced bananas

Ingredients Whipped Cream Frosting (optional, in place of cream cheese frosting)

Heavy cream
Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract

How To Make Strawberry Banana Cake From Scratch

To start off making the strawberry banana cake from scratch, you will want to combine your dry ingredients, followed by wet ingredients into a mixing bowl. When all the ingredients are added, stir until combined. If desired, you may add sliced strawberries into the cake batter as well. Pour into greased cake pans, then bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely.

How To Make Strawberry Filling

To make the strawberry filling, you will add your strawberries, cornstarch, and water to a saucepan. Stir until the corn starch is dissolved. Add juice, salt, and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, until the mixture begins to thicken. Once thick, remove from the heat and allow to cool. 

How To Make Cream Cheese Frosting

To make your cream cheese frosting, add one stick of soft butter and cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Beat at a high speed until creamy. Add in vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Stir until mixture is combined.

Assembly

Assemble your cake by adding your first layer of banana cake, followed by some cream cheese frosting, and if desired strawberry filling. Add your next layer repeating the process until you add the top layer. Add cream cheese frosting on top. Cover in frosting if desired. Add a border of frosting, then add strawberry filling.

Decorating The Banana Split Cake

Decorate the strawberry banana cake by adding slices of strawberries, bananas, pecans, or walnuts. Also, if desired you can create a chocolate ganache and drizzle on top. Get creative and add your favorite toppings. I also choose to skip creating the strawberry filling, and simply used sliced fresh strawberries instead.

Tips For Success

The top key is for success in making the strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting, includes the following. Please be sure to read through each one, so that your cake is made to perfection.

Tip #1: Be completely sure your cake is fully baked before removing it from the oven. To check this, insert a toothpick or knife and be sure that it comes out completely clean. You can also tap the top of your cake with your finger, if your cake springs back then it is done. If it is still jiggly and gooey in the center continue baking.

Tip #2: When making your strawberry filling, you will want to add the strawberries, water, and corn starch all the same time and then place your saucepan over your heat. Do not turn your burner on before your corn starch is dissolved in water or you will have lumps in the mixture.

Time to Put it All Together!

When your cake is assembled, you will want to store the cake in a cool location. This will prevent your cake from sliding apart or going bad. For best results store in an airtight container. Below you will find the recipe with exact measurements for your ingredients, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create this tasty cake.

Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Equipment

Mixing bowls
Cake pans
Cooking oil
Saucepan

Details

Nutrition Information:  657 calories
Yield: 2-8 inch cake pans or 1-9×13
Serving Size: 8 slices

Ingredients

For the Cake:

2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
1/8 tsp cloves
1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup oil
1 ¼ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cup ripe bananas

Filling:

1 pound strawberries
3 Tbsp corn starch
½ cup water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
1 cup sugar

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:

½ cup salted butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
4 cups powdered sugar

Optional:

For The Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pint heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup powdered sugar

For The Ganache Drip And Filling

6 Tbsp heavy cream
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Step by Step Instructions 

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Banana Cake

Make your banana cake batter by adding your dry ingredients, followed by your wet ingredients to your mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then add your mashed bananas before mixing the ingredients. If desired, fold in strawberry slices before pouring into your greased cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn the cakes out of the pan and allow them to fully cool. 

Step 3: Strawberry Filling

In a medium-sized saucepan, add cornstarch and water. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add strawberries and stir. Place saucepan over medium-low heat. Add lemon juice, salt, and sugar. Stir occasionally until the mixture begins to thicken. Once thickened, remove from heat, and allow to cool. 

Step 4: Cream Cheese Frosting

In a mixing bowl, cream your butter and cream cheese. Add in vanilla extract, salt, and powdered sugar. Stir until combined. 

Step 5: Assemble The Cake

Assemble your cake by adding your first layer of the banana cake. Next, add frosting and strawberry filling if desired. Add the next layer of cake, and top with cream cheese frosting. If desired, add strawberry filling on top as well. Decorate using fresh strawberry and banana slices. You can also add nuts, whipped cream, or ganache if desired.

Notes

Please note that we typically use frozen strawberries when preparing this cake. However, fresh strawberries may be used as well if you wish. If desired, slices of fresh strawberries may be added to the cake batter, as well as layered together with the cake as you assemble it. For a fancy finish, decorate the top of the cake with strawberry and banana slices. Finish off by adding swirls of cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts

We have estimated the nutritional facts for the above recipe based upon the assumption that this cake contains a total of 12 servings. Therefore, one slice of the cake, which is one serving, is equal to one 12th of the entire cake.

We have estimated that one serving of the above recipe, prepared as instructed above, contains approximately 657 calories. We have also estimated that one serving contains 24.6 g total fat, 68 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 108 g total carbohydrates, and 5.6 g protein.

Strawberry Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe FAQs

How to level a cake?

The easiest way to level a cake is after it has cooled. To do this, simply cut off the top where it has puffed out so that you have a flat surface.

How to pick fresh strawberries?

You can choose to use fresh, or frozen strawberries for this recipe. If you are using fresh strawberries, you either want to use ones that are in season or fresh from your local grocery store. Be sure to check them over and make sure there are no moldy strawberries and that most of the strawberry is red.

Do I need clear vanilla?

Although some recipes may instruct you to use clear vanilla, this recipe does not make such requirements. Using dark, or clear vanilla will work well for this recipe.

Do I have to use cake flour?

Although this recipe does not require that you use cake flour, cake flour does work well for making the above banana cake recipe. It provides more of a light fluffy texture when using cake flour. If you do not have your own, you can easily make it. 

To make your own cake flour, take one cup of all-purpose flour, and then remove 2 tablespoons from that cup of flour. Add in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to replace the 2 tablespoons of flour that were removed. Mix it together, and then you have cake flour that you can use. (1 cup of all-purpose flour – 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsp cornstarch = 1 cup of cake flour!) 

Can I use different fruit?

Absolutely! Although you will want to be careful when substituting out your bananas, strawberries can easily be replaced with different fruit. Some great fruits to replace strawberries with include raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, or even kiwi! 

What’s in the Strawberry Banana Cake? 

Strawberry banana cake includes the main ingredients of your basic cake recipe, with the addition of bananas and strawberries. This specific recipe walks you through making a strawberry glaze, however fresh strawberries may be used if you wish.

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes! You can use frozen strawberries if you want to. Typically, I make the strawberry glaze out of frozen strawberries and allow a few of the strawberries to thaw, and use those for my decorations.

Can I Substitute the Coconut Oil?

Yes, the oil called for in this recipe may be substituted if you wish. Some good substitutions include coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil. You may also use soft butter if you wish.

What Is A Poke Cake?

A poke cake is a type of cake that is baked normally, then you put holes in it all over the cake before adding something like the strawberry glaze. The liquid then seeps into the cake, adding additional flavor to your basic banana cake. You can also do this with a glaze, for added flavor. 

Is Strawberry Banana Cake Healthy?

Not exactly. Although strawberry banana cake is better for you than some cakes are, it is not what you would qualify as “healthy”. Please see the nutritional facts above for more information.

What Is The Difference Between Banana Bread And Banana Cake?

The main difference is that banana bread is denser, as opposed to the banana cake that is fluffier. 

Can I Freeze Extra Cake?

Yes! Any leftover cake can be frozen. Simply wrap the whole piece, or individual pieces in plastic wrap, place it in a plastic bag or store it in an airtight container before placing it into your freezer. Frozen cake can last up to three months if kept in your freezer. 

Do you need to refrigerate banana cake?

Although it is not required, it is strongly suggested that you refrigerate your banana cake. Because of the cream cheese content, your cake will be best when it has been refrigerated. 

Can you freeze a layered Banana Cake?

Yes, a layered banana cake can easily be frozen. Simply wrap it securely in plastic wrap, place it sealed into a plastic freezer bag, or in an airtight container. 

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Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

Expert Tips

When preparing your banana cake, allow it to fully cool before assembling the cake. While the cake is cooling, it is a good idea to wrap it in plastic wrap, so that the moisture stays inside the cake.

Tips and Tricks for Strawberry Banana Cakes

How to Store Strawberry Banana Cake

Fridge Storage

Strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting, is best when stored in the refrigerator. For best results, place it in an airtight container, wrap it in plastic, or store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Your cake should last for 3 to 5 days in the fridge.

Freezer Storage

If you would like to keep your strawberry banana cake for a longer amount of time, it is best to store it in the freezer. You can store individual slices or the entire cake in the freezer. To freeze, wrap it securely in plastic wrap, place it into a sealable freezer bag, or put it into an airtight storage container before placing it into the freezer. Store in the freezer for up to three months. 

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There are several delicious recipe variations to the above recipe for strawberry banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Below are a few ideas for you on how to easily mix things up. 

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If you love ice cream banana splits, you will love strawberry banana split cake. To make this, simply add whipped cream and a cherry to the top of your cake. It also works great to decorate this cake with fresh slices of strawberries and bananas for additional banana split likeness. Serve with fresh whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream if desired! 

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Strawberry banana bread, with strawberry cream cheese frosting, you can make this recipe for banana bread, and simply add sliced strawberries that are folded in your batter. Then prepare your cream cheese frosting as instructed above, only fold in sliced and mashed strawberries before adding to the top of your banana bread.

Strawberry Banana Poke Cake

You can easily use the above recipe to make strawberry banana poke cake. To adapt the recipe into a poke cake, pour your banana cake batter into a bunt pan. Then after the cake is baked, poke holes all over in the top of your cake, using a toothpick, add your strawberry filling to the top while it is still warm. Allow it to cool, before adding swirls of whipped cream or cream cheese to the top, and decorating with fresh fruit and nuts as desired. 

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There are several ways you can make strawberry banana pudding cake. One way is to use the above recipe and simply add vanilla or banana pudding mixes. The other is to use a boxed strawberry cake mix, along with 1 cup butter, 1 ¼ cup milk, 4 eggs, 2 packages banana pudding, 4 cups milk, and 8 oz whipped topping. Top the cake with strawberries and bananas. 

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To make this cake, you can either use the above recipe or use a strawberry boxed cake mix for the cake. Then make the cream cheese frosting as instructed above, add in fresh crushed strawberries. Stir to combine, then add to the top. 

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To adapt the above recipe to have cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese frosting, prepare as stated above. Then simply add ½ cup brown sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon to the frosting. Otherwise, prepare as above. 

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