Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

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Banana Bundt Cake is my FAVORITE way to eat a banana cake – especially because it has cream cheese frosting. This recipe is soft and moist with TONS of banana flavor.

If you’re looking for a way to use those overripe bananas, you should use THIS recipe!

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I may not like eating banana but I sure do love banana recipes, like banana bread and banana cake. And honestly, lately? From my analytics you all are loving them too!

We’ve all done it: bought 5 bananas with the intention of eating them for breakfast and then it’s a week later and they’re all brown spotted. Those bananas are pure gold!

When I was a kid, my mom called them “tired bananas” and that’s what I still call them. I love “accidentally” overbuying bananas so I have an excuse to make banana bundt cake.

This is my favorite banana cake recipe – it’s dense like a pound cake while also moist and fluffy like a banana cake should be. You MUST try it!

Easy banana bundt cake

Using Overripe Bananas

I always freeze my overripe bananas so I can make cakes and breads. Did you know you could do that?

I freeze them right in their peels, then let them defrost (on a plate) on the counter. They get wet and gooey, but they still work great in recipes.

Overripe bananas are sweeter and softer than bright yellow ones, making them the perfect addition to recipes.

Ingredients in Bundt Cake

This is your typical cake recipe, with normal cake ingredients:

  • Flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Butter, Sugar, Eggs
  • Vanilla, Salt
  • Sour Cream
  • Bananas
Banana bundt cake ingredients

Let’s talk about some of the ingredients:

I love the combination of brown and granulated sugar in this recipe. Brown sugar keeps everything a little moister and I love the flavor it adds to the recipe.

As always, a good pound cake recipe starts with lots of butter! This recipe uses unsalted butter, but if you need to substitute salted, just reduce the salt to ½ teaspoon. Make sure to soften your butter before using.

The four bananas get mashed and add a TON of banana flavor to the cake, but they also keep it nice and moist. The four bananas means we don’t need as many eggs so they only have 2 large eggs.

Easy banana bundt cake

The most important ingredients, I think, in this are the baking soda and the sour cream. Baking soda is the leavening; it helps the cake rise and be nice and moist. Instead of using milk, we’re using sour cream. The acid in the sour cream helps to activate the baking soda, causing it to have the needed chemical reaction.

You can substitute greek yogurt for the sour cream, if needed.

Preparing your Bundt Pan

This cake is baked in a bundt pan. It doesn’t need to be a fancy one, just a basic 10- or 12-cup fluted bundt pan will do.

To prepare your pan you need to make sure and grease and flour it, OR you can use nonstick cooking spray as long as you use the kind that has flour in it.

Banana bundt cake

Important Tips for making Banana Cake

Making this cake is easy, but there are some cake baking tips that you should adhere to:

  • Make sure to cream your butter and sugar properly.
  • Make sure to measure your flour properly.
  • Make sure to allow your eggs and sour cream to come to room temperature for best results.
  • Because it uses baking soda for leavening, be sure and bake it right after it goes into the pan. The chemical reaction will start immediately and if you wait, the cake won’t rise properly.
  • I always let the cake cool about 15-20 minutes in the pan, then release it onto the serving plate to cool completely. I find that helps the cake come out of the pan easier.

Cream Cheese Frosting

I adapted my cream cheese frosting recipe to make an easy and almost pourable cream cheese glaze for this cake. Banana Bundt cake with glaze is a must!

Simply mix softened cream cheese with softened butter, then add powdered sugar and vanilla and a pinch of salt. The frosting will be thin and spreadable. Spread it over the cake, and if you want, top with chopped nuts.

Banana Bundt cake is an easy cake recipe to use up those overripe bananas. The cream cheese frosting just makes it even better!

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Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

This Banana Bundt Cake is the perfect banana cake recipe made in a bundt pan. It's like a pound cake but more moist and fluffy!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 16 slices
Serving Size 1 serving


For the pound cake:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Pecans or walnuts, chopped, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 12-cup fluted bundt pan or spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • Mash your bananas with a fork.
  • With an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the sour cream and the flour mixture. Beat the mixture until it just comes together.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once done, cool cake in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto serving platter. Cool compltely before frosting.
  • Make the frosting: Mix butter and cream cheese. Mix in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Spread over cake. Optional: top with chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Store cake loosely covered in the refrigerator. It tastes best at room temperature. Will keep for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cake

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  1. HEYYY! totally looking forward to trying this amazing banana bundt recipe <3
    it would be really helpful if you could provide the scale measurement of the ingredients!

  2. So, this recipe made probably the ugliest cake ever. So ugly we shall henceforth call it by that name. Having said that, the recipe is exceptional and the flavors divine. We will continue to make this ugly banana cake well into the future! Thank you!

  3. Dorothy, I live in a Condo Development in Massachusetts and made this today and shared with neighbors that are incredible cooks and bakers. Oh my Goodness, they were all crazy about this. Will throw away any other banana cake recipes as I can’t image anything topping this.
    So happy to be a new subscriber to your website.
    My very best,

  4. The best texture and flavor! I used buttermilk instead of sour cream, because that’s what I had, but otherwise followed your recipe and instructions. I’m done looking for banana cake recipes, thank you!

  5. I made this today. It is absolutely the best banana Bundt cake ever! Because I have been making a recipe from this blog everyday( it gives me something to do with this shelter in place). So I don’t gain a lot of weight – because the recipes are so very tasty- I have been giving pieces to my neighbors. All my neighbors have voted these recipes 👍👍👍 a big thumbs up.
    Thank you so much For sharing your wonderful recipes. I have made many and they all turn out perfect.