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Spiced Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

How about diving into a slice of Spiced Banana Cake? It’s got that cozy spiced flavor mixed with the sweet delight of ripe bananas. And oh, that frosting – it’s a dream! Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth whenever the craving hits.

Why You’ll Love Spiced Banana Cake

  • Easy Baking Adventure: This recipe is designed for everyone, from beginners to seasoned bakers, making it a perfect choice for your baking journey.
  • Cozy Spiced Flavors: Imagine the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice filling your kitchen – a delightful experience for spice enthusiasts!
  • Sweet Banana Goodness: Ripe bananas add a natural sweetness and moist texture to the cake, creating a symphony of flavors in every bite.
  • Honey Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting: The frosting is a heavenly blend of creamy peanut butter, honey, and velvety cream cheese, adding an extra layer of indulgence.
  • Versatile Delight: Whether it’s a family gathering, a birthday celebration, or just a sweet craving, this Spiced Banana Cake suits every occasion.

Ingredients Needed 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

  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.
  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.
  4. Frost your cake as desired and enjoy!

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.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Nuts Galore: Add chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to the batter for a delightful crunch.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Elevate the sweetness with a chocolate drizzle over the frosting.

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 Spiced Banana 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 
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 958kcal

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.
  • For a layered cake, cut each cake in in the middle to create 2 even circle layers

Frosting:

  • Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, cream cheese, butter, 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: 958kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 45.7g | Saturated Fat: 21.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | 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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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this spiced banana cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting… delish!!!!!!! My husband and i just had a piece of this and seriously fighting off sharing another slice!

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