Banana Snack Cake + Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

by Megan on June 27, 2010

I had four bananas that were a way too freckled to function. They needed a home. So I figured why not put them in a cake and top them with the dreamiest frosting ever and call it a snack.

Do me a favor and try not to be as impatient as I was about frosting this cake, ok? On top of it being super hot out, and hotter in my kitchen, this cake wasn’t completely cooled when I frosted it. The frosting tried to melt. But now the cake is hangin’ out in fridge, which happens to be the only place in my flat with air conditioning. So this cake is livin’ it up.

Do you have some oldie bananas laying around causing trouble? Make this! It’s tasty.

Banana Snack Cake
Recipe adapted from allrecipes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake flour*
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla

* If you don’t have cake flour on hand, just use all-purpose. No problem.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth and pale. Add eggs one at a time. Beating until thoroughly mixed. Add bananas and mix until evenly distributed.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt). Add dry mixture to the banana mixture. Add vanilla. When smooth pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife comes out mostly clean and the top is golden. Cool and frost cake! Or if you don’t feel like frosting it, just sprinkle it with powered sugar and serve it up.

Honey-Cinnamon Frosting
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/8 t ground cinnamon

Direction:

  1. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat all ingredients until smooth. Use immediately!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Natasha July 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I made this cake this past weekend, and it was amazing!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Megan (megabite) July 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I’m so glad you liked it, Natasha! I’m a sucker for banana cake.

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Carol July 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love your website! I made this cake last night and brought it for a staff meeting this morning. My coworkers were all pleased and even forgave me for being late. I should also mention that the jam-filled muffins are my newest favourite thing.

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Megan (megabite) July 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

Thanks Carol! I’m glad everyone liked it. :)

And I’m glad you’re into the jam-filled muffins. I pretty much want everything to be filled with jam.

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