Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by The Mommy Games #1stbirthday

A first birthday cake can be a tricky thing. You want something that your baby will love and can safely eat, but you also want something yummy for the adult party goers. After much consideration, I decided to make a banana cake for Rylan, since he loves bananas, and top it with a cream cheese frosting. Blueberries are also his current fruit obsession, so I used those as decoration. This was a huge hit with everyone, including the birthday boy. Rylan devoured his piece and then tried to steal his brother’s as well. This cake isn’t too sweet, and has no nuts or chocolate (though it does have eggs), making it a perfect first dessert. I made one 2-layer cake, but if you are having lots of guests over, you might want to make a smaller “smash” cake or cupcake for the birthday girl or boy, then a separate cake for everyone else. And it’s not just for birthdays, this cake would be fabulous any time!



  1. Looks yummy! So glad the little guy liked it! We never paid attention to what you could or couldn’t have at one – it’s amazing you survived. HA!

  2. That looks lovely! I have a November birthday and I was always so bummed that I couldn’t have blueberries and strawberries on my cakes like my sisters did. :)
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    • Thanks Claire! I’m pretty sure those blueberries came from Chile, so maybe we could still have them in November. :) I do try and buy seasonally, but some things the kids really like (and they aren’t the pickiest about “freshness”) so I buy those year round. And my birthday is in November too – I was always upset that I couldn’t have a pool party. :)

  3. This cake looks perfect! Nothing better than banana and cream cheese! I’m thinking of making a similar sheet cake. The blueberries look so cute, perfect for those little hands to grab!

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