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Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Cake

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This cake is coming in hot like a hunka hunka burning love. This Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Cake will have you swinging the hips and dancing in the kitchen as soon as you taste the first bite.

Elvis Presley might’ve made the combination of bananas and peanut butter famous, but this cake take it to the next level. With its tender and moist layers and festive sweet frosting, this cake is fit for the King himself.

Can’t Help Falling In Love…

You won’t be able to help falling in love with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Cake. This cake is perfect for any special occasion, or just because.

Have you ever had an Elvis sandwich? While the combination of banana and peanut butter is a must, there are other additions commonly found on an Elvis. Some people add bacon while others drizzle on honey. This variation utilizes jam.

The base batter for this decadent cake starts with a banana cake. Forget making banana bread, this cake is ideal for those overly ripe bananas. With three bananas added to the batter, it packs that naturally sweet flavor in every bite while also benefiting from the moisture.

The filling of this cake is a sweet but tangy raspberry or strawberry jam but, feel free to use your preferred flavor that compliment’s peanut butter.

Crowning this decadent cake is a creamy Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.

All Shook Up Over This Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana cake

Get out your over ripe bananas and put on your favorite Elvis tunes. We’re going to have fun in the kitchen and bake up a delicious confection.

  • Pregame!  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs, then add the ripe bananas.
  • Gradually add the gluten-free baking flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pans and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops are lightly browned.
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely. Once cooled, cut each cake into halves to create four layers.
  • To make your frosting for your Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Cake make sure your cream cheese and butter is at room temperature before mixing all of the ingredients together until smooth, creamy, and luxurious.
  • Place your cake on a plate and spread the jam between each the layer of the cake.
  • Frost the entire outside of the cake with the peanut butter frosting and add jam on top of the cake and swirl around with a butter knife. Optional, add crushed peanuts on the outside of the cake

How to Make this Recipe Nut Free

With so many allergens and food sensitivities, I am always looking for ways to make my recipes accessible to everyone. If you or one of your friends or family have a tree nut allergy, the peanut butter in this recipe can be replaced with sunflower seed butter.

In addition to providing its own unique flavor that is a great swap for peanut butter, sunflower seed butter also offers up additional nutrients. It’s rich in protein, vitamin E, fiber, zinc, and iron.

Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast. Now let’s get baking!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Cake

This over-the-top decadent cake combines bananas, peanut butter, and fresh strawberries with strawberry jam.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • 2 8" round cake pans

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 1/3 cups Gluten Free 1.1 flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup Dairy Free butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 8 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 8 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar you may need up to 1 cup additionally of powdered sugar

Filling

  • 1 cup strawberry or raspberry jam

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8" round cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs, then add the mashed bananas.
  • Gradually add the gluten-free baking flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pans and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops are lightly browned.
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely. Once cooled, cut each cake into halves to create four layers.
  • Filling: Spread the jam between the layers of the cake

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • In a bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients and mix until smooth.
  •  Frost the entire outside of the cake with the peanut butter frosting.
  • NOTES: For the jam, feel free to use your preferred flavor that compliment's peanut butter.- If needed, you can substitute peanut butter with alternatives like sunflower butter or cashew butter.
  • Enjoy!

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