Monday, July 6, 2015

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

I love finding new ways to use up ripe bananas. We eat a lot of bananas at our house, but we never seem to eat all of them before they become over ripe. That is never a crisis for me - there are lots of great options including scones, coffeecake, muffins, donuts, bread, pancakes, waffles, bars, cake -- for every link I included, there are probably three more recipes on this blog alone! All hail the overripe banana!

This cake is another great reason to buy 'too many' bananas... a moist banana-bread like cake, topped with creamy peanut butter frosting. It's not too heavy, and it's perfectly sweet for an after dinner, or afternoon, treat.

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Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Mix in the mashed bananas. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until flour disappears. Spread cake batter evenly into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.

To make the peanut butter frosting, beat the butter and peanut butter on high until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time. Beat on high until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Beat until frosting is smooth and desired consistency.

Frost the banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Store any leftover cake covered on the counter. Serves 20.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Two Peas


  1. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

  2. Fabulous! it was gone within minutes of coming out of the freezer!


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