Banana Cake Bars Recipe that you might be addicted to!

These Banana Cake Bars are Downright Addicting!

Banana Cake Bars dessert recipe. So delicious and moist and perfect for spring!
last week i went to a shower for my good friend jess
having her 3rd boy next week!  nuts!
{speaking of nuts, please don’t go an ruin these by adding any.
these are girl nana bars, not boys. mmkay}
my other girlfriend, who mind you, had a million other things on her plate,
and parents in town,
offered to make and bring these banana cake bars.
of which, i downed 5, in perhaps 3 minutes.
then i took one home to cc and he agreed.
“this has to go on the ‘schedule'”
the picture makes them look more cakey, but if done right, they will be nice and gooey,
kind of like a cloud of banana-ness…
it was 5 minutes when the world stopped…
i was low on sour cream, so substituted a bit of it for greek yogurt,
don’t do this. 
while it works, i happen to know the sour cream is the perfect secret gooey agent.
it’s in my sister-in-law’s best banana bread recipe ever,
and always makes the perfect “muffin top”
and yes, i suppose that has double meaning…
Either way, make these immediately, and let me know what you think. You’ll be addicted for sure!
banana-nana cake bars


  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. soft butter
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • A dash of whole milk (if needed)

what to do

Beat butter, sugar and eggs. add in the sour cream, vanilla and bananas. mix her up. in a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and then add into the banana mixture. spread batter into a greased and floured sheet pan. bake at 300 degrees for 25-35 minutes. (depending on your oven)


Beat it all together until you have the perfect fluffy frosting. Wait for the cake to cool completely and then spread frosting on top. Cake is better when kept cold, and within 2 days. {not that i’ve been eating mine for the last few days or anything…}


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

5 comments on These Banana Cake Bars are Downright Addicting!

  1. tiffany
    March 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm (5 years ago)

    These look to die for!!! I love banana cake!!

  2. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse
    March 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Popping over from Nikki's link party! Yummm I love this! If you mix in some milk with the greek yogurt, it'll thin it down to around the same consistency as the sour cream. I love this idea though! I'm always looking for new ways to use up my over-ripened bananas

    • Meg Clifford
      March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks! What a great tip!!

  3. jennifer
    April 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm (5 years ago)

    These look wonderful!!! Making them now! Yum

  4. Nykiah
    April 25, 2013 at 1:00 am (5 years ago)

    Tried these and they were so yummy! Will definitely be a pocketed recipe. I emailed you for blog design. 🙂 Can't wait to see what you can do!