Low Fat Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

banana cake with cream cheese frosting
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
338 Calories
10g Fat
55g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 10g
Calcium 147mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This low-fat banana cake is an indulgent treat, but with very little saturated fat, you shouldn't feel too guilty. But if you prefer to omit the frosting, that's just fine. Just a note about the bananas: the riper the better!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 medium-sized ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup light tub cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Coat inside of 9-inch cake round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

  4. Place brown sugar, egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy.

  5. Add oil, milk, mashed banana, and vanilla extract, and mix until well blended.

  6. Gradually mix in flour mixture until just moist.

  7. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  8. For the frosting, place sugar, cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.

  9. Spread frosting on top of cooled cake.

Per slice: Calories 305, Calories from Fat 62, Total Fat 6.6g, (sat 1.4g), Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 234mg, Carbohydrate 56.5g, Fiber 1.2g, Protein 4.3g

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