Banana Cake With Cream Cheese & Mascarpone Frosting

Cooking method:

Ninja Air Fryer AF160
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Banana Cake With Cream Cheese & Mascarpone Frosting

Utensils required

Recipe tags


  • 200g self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large, very ripe bananas (320g in peel)
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 100g vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


  • 100g cream cheese
  • 100g mascarpone cheese
  • 75g icing sugar

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  • Step 1

    In a bowl, mix the flour, spices and salt.

  • Step 2

    Peel and mash bananas in a large mixing bowl with a fork until bananas are completely mashed. Add sugar, oil, eggs and extract to bananas, using a whisk to incorporate.

  • Step 3

    Slowly add dry ingredients to bananas and whisk continually to combine.

  • Step 4

    Remove the crisper paniere from pan. Preheat unit by selecting BAKE, set temperature to 160°C and set time to 3 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.

  • Step 5

    Once unit has preheated, remove pan and spray liberally with cooking spray. Place a 20cm circle of paper in bottom of pan, add batter to pan on top of paper and close pan drawer.

  • Step 6

    Select BAKE, set temperature to 160°C and set time to 35 minutes.

  • Step 7

    After 30 minutes, check cake is cooked. If needed, cook for up to an additional 5 minutes, until center of cake is completely cooked through.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove pan and place on cooling rack for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, carefully turn out cake and allow to cool completely.

  • Step 9

    In a bowl, mix together frosting ingredients and spread evenly on top of cake. Slice and serve.