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Spiced Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re looking for a delightful treat that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor, look no further than the Spiced Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe combines the warm, comforting spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice with the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, resulting in a cake that’s nothing short of extraordinary.

Why You’ll Love Spiced Banana Cake

Easy and Approachable: This recipe is perfect for both beginner and experienced bakers. With clear, step-by-step instructions, you’ll have a mouthwatering cake in no time.

Irresistible Flavors: The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice adds a cozy warmth to the cake, while the bananas bring a natural sweetness that’s simply irresistible.

Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a family gathering, or just a sweet craving, this Spiced Banana Cake fits the bill. Its versatility makes it a go-to dessert option.

Delicious Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting: The frosting is a game-changer. Creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, and tangy cream cheese come together for a flavor explosion that complements the cake beautifully.

A Crowd-Pleaser: This cake is bound to impress guests and leave them asking for seconds. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’ll have everyone coming back for more.

Ingredients You Need To Make Spiced Banana Cake

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Powdered sugar
  • Honey
  • Butter, room temperature
  • Milk

How To Make Spiced Banana Cake

For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl, add the eggs and sugars. Mix until slightly frothy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and bananas, then mix for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Divide the batter between the cake pans and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

For the frosting:

  1. Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla, honey, and milk to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the powdered sugar, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use ripe, frozen bananas for this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! Thawed frozen bananas work wonderfully in this recipe. Just be sure to drain any excess liquid.

Can I substitute a different nut butter in the frosting?

Certainly! Almond butter or cashew butter can be used as a delicious alternative to peanut butter.

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

Definitely! The cake can be baked in advance and stored in an airtight container. Frost it just before serving for the best results.

Can I omit the nuts from the frosting for allergies?

Of course! You can leave out the nuts or substitute them with chopped chocolate or sprinkles for added texture.

Spiced Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This spiced Banana Cake is packed with cozy spices and decorated in a delicious Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1306kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • two 8″ round cake pans
  • KitchenAid mixer or hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 1.1 gf flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of banana 2 med
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

Frosting:

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two 8" round cake pans with nonstick spray.
  • In a bowl add the eggs and sugars.
  • Mix until slightly frothy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, bananas and mix for a couple minutes.
  • Then add the dry ingredients, mix until just incorporated.
  • Divide in between the cake pans and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

Frosting:

  • Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla, honey, and milk to a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar by 1 cup at a time.

Notes

Depending on the brand of peanut butter you may need more powdered sugar to make it firm enough to frost a cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1306kcal | Carbohydrates: 154g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 114g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3mg
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This Spiced Banana Cake is a celebration of comforting flavors and delightful textures. The combination of aromatic spices, sweet bananas, and the creamy, nutty frosting creates a dessert that’s truly unforgettable. It’s a perfect choice for any occasion, whether you’re sharing it with friends or enjoying it as a special treat for yourself. Give it a try and experience the magic of this incredible cake!

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