Banana Cake with PB Frosting

By: Michaela Brown

I always have bananas sitting around that I didn’t eat in time, so I have a lot of Banana themed recipes to use them up, This one however, as Peanut Butter Frosting, so you can’t go wrong! It can be served as a bar, dessert, snack, etc!




  • 2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. mashed very ripe bananas (2 large)
  • 1 c. buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2/3 c. shorting
  • 1 ½ c, sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • 1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c. light corn syrup
  • ½ c. creamy peanut butter


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

 In a medium bowl, combine flour. Baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, combine bananas and the buttermilk; set aside.

Step 3

Cream together shortening and sugar in large mixer bowl, beating until light and fluffy.

Step 4

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until well blended.

Step 5

Spread evenly in a greased and floured 9x13inch-baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack. 

Step 6

To make icing, mix together cream cheese and corn syrup in small mixer bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter; meat until well blended. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate cake until serving time.