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Banana Cake Recipe with Banana Frosting

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


This banana cake recipe is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. It's a two later cake with a banana buttercream frosting.


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (sift before measuring)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas, ripe)


Grease two 9-inch layer cake pans and line with waxed paper, or grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Grease waxed paper.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with mashed bananas, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Beat well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pans; bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched lightly with finger. Cool in pans for about 10 minutes (13x9x2-inch size may be left in the pan) - remove to racks and remove waxed paper. Cool thoroughly before frosting.

<h4>Buttercream Banana Frosting</h4>

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners; sugar
  • chopped pecans, toasted, for topping, optional*
Cream butter with salt. Combine mashed banana and vinegar. Add banana mixture to butter mixture alternately with confectioners' sugar. Beat until frosting is fluffy. Garnish top and/or sides of cake with chopped toasted pecans, if desired.

*To toast nuts, spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in a 350° oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Or, toast in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown and aromatic.

See Also

Quick Banana Spice Cake

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cake with Caramel Frosting

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Banana spice cake with banana frosting, Member TweetyRae

Made a three layer cake with recipe. Double the frosting recipe which turned out too thin. A single recipe would of been perfect (that recipe called for). The cake turned out perfect. Everyone loved the cake and frosting recipe. Best ever. thank you, Linda Taylor of Delaware

8 out of 10 people found this helpful.

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