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Gluten Free Banana Cake with German Chocolate Frosting

Gluten Free Banana Cake with German Chocolate Frosting

Spiced banana cake with pecans is filled and topped with a coconut-pecan German chocolate frosting as well as Dairy Free chocolate buttercream.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
cooling time: 3 hours


  • Mixing Bowl
  • 2 8" round cake pans
  • saucepan


Gluten Free Banana Cake

  • 2 ⅓ cups Gluten Free flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 ripe bananas large
  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup Dairy free unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup Dairy Free evaporated milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup Dairy Free unsalted butter
  • 3 rgg yolks
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut flakes

Dairy Free Chocolate Buttercream

  • 1 ½ cups Dairy Free butter, room temp
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


Gluten Free Banana Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375. Spray 2 8" round cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl add sugar and eggs and mix until slightly frothy. Add bananas, vanilla, and butter. Mix to combine.
  • Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the nuts.
  • Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Cake Topping

  • In a pot add the egg yolks, sugar, milk, and butter and stir to combine. Place pot over medium heat, continually stirring until the mixture has thickened.
  • Once the sauce becomes really thick and begins to bubble add the vanilla.
  • Set aside and allow to cool. Once cool stir in the pecans and coconut.

Dairy Free Chocolate Buttercream

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. Mix until light and fluffy and all of the ingredients are completely incorporated.

Cake Assembly

  • Add half of the coconut pecan German chocolate filling to the top of the first cake.
  • Stack the second cake on top and add remaining German chocolate filling to the top.
  • Frost the sides of the cake with the chocolate buttercream. Enjoy!
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