Scratch Made Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe is the ultimate dessert for the ultimate banana and peanut butter lover!
A classic banana cake is topped with a fluffy, creamy peanut butter frosting. This cake is soft and decadent and amazing!
When I first started cooking, I cooked desserts. It was a long time before I made ‘real’ food. Making desserts is still my passion as you can tell from the 17+ pages of desserts here. I will spend hours making dessert, make a dessert over and over until it’s perfect, and generally obsess over any and all desserts. However, I don’t have that patience with other foods. I want quick and easy when it comes to cooking anything except desserts.
Scratch Made Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
Growing up I loved to get Southern Living magazine each month. I learned a lot about cooking and baking from that magazine. I especially loved the holiday editions with all the party foods and desserts. They always had a big beautiful cake featured in the December issue.
This Scratch-made Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe is my big, beautiful, celebration cake. It will be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it is seasonless and would make a show-stopping birthday cake or any celebration that you need a big beautiful cake for!
Because I love peanut butter and have dozens of peanut butter recipes on here, I topped this cake with a fluffy, smooth and creamy peanut butter frosting. It will also be great on a white or chocolate cake or cupcakes.
This makes a beautiful show-stopper cake for any holiday or celebration.
Scratch-Made Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
- 1 and ½ cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 and ⅔ to¾ cups confectioners' sugar sifted
- Spray three 8-inch or 9-inch round baking pans with nons-stick spray.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy. Add vegetable oil and whisk until well combined.
- Add egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Do not over work this mixture.
- Stir in vanilla and bananas carefully.
- Evenly distribute the batter between your three cake pans.
- Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 21 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Test cake with a wooden pick, when the pick comes out with no crumbs or dry crumbs the cake is done.
- Allow cake to cool completely before frosting with peanut butter frosting.
- Cream peanut butter and butter together in an electric mixer until smooth.
- Slowly add confectionate sugar and cream until mixer is smooth.
- Add enough sugar that the miser is spreadable but still smooth.
- Wait until the cake is completely cool before frosting. For a more professional cake, remove the domes from the tops of the cake layers with a cake leveler or large serrated knife. Place one layer of cake on a serving plate. Spread about 1 cup of the frosting on top in an even layer. Repeat with the next layer of cake and frosting, then top the cake with the final layer of cake (if you have 3 layers). Frost the outside of the cake. An offset spatula makes
it really easy to get an even layer.