Healthy Banana Cake on Plate

Banana Cake

Banana Cake is a healthier version of the classic banana bread with whole wheat flour, and a greek yogurt cream cheese icing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Cake, How to Make Banana Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large bananas , very ripe, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces lowfat cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Start off by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Add flour as well, and make sure that the entire pan is covered by a thin layer.

  3. Whisk together the oil, brown sugar, eggs, banana, vanilla extract and water until combined.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon then whisk it gently into the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour into 9x13 baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.

  6. Once cooled add your cream cheese and yogurt to a stand mixer and cream well, then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  7. Spread evenly over the cake.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 173mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.