Roasted banana cake is a great snack cake that is rich, moist, and flavorful. The roasted bananas add a touch of sweetness, while the browned butter in the cream cheese frosting gives this extra oomph.
How to make roasted banana cake
- Roast sliced bananas with butter and brown sugar for 35 minutes, stirring once. Allow them to cool while you prepare the rest of the cake.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In a second medium mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
- Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs, and mix well.
- Alternate adding the flour mixture with the banana mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Pour the batter into a prepared 9×13 cake pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes
Cool completely on a wire rack, and when it is totally cool, frost it!
- To prepare the brown butter cream cheese frosting, melt the butter in a small saucepan until browned. Then cool slightly.
- Combine the cooled browned butter with powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Spread over the cooled cake, and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.
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- 2 cups sliced riped bananas (about 3 medium)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 TBSP unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
- 9 ounces cake flour (about 2 1/4 cups)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup non-fat buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- baking spray with flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees.
- In an 8" square baking dish, toss together the sliced bananas, 1 TBSP butter chunks and brown sugar.
- Roast for 35 minutes, stirring after 17 minutes.
- Cool slightly.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 375.
- Spray a 9x13 cake pan with baking spray and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In another medium mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, banana mixture, and vanilla extract.
- Place 1/2 cup butter and the sugar in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
- Add eggs to the sugar mixture and mix well.
- Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, alternating with the banana mixture (begin and end with flour).
- Pour the batter into the prepared 9x13 cake pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
- To prepare the frosting, melt the 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium-heat, cooking slowly for 4 minutes or until it becomes lightly browned (watch it, it will burn fast!)
- Cool the butter slightly.
- Combine the browned butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth.
- Spread the frosting over the cooled bars and sprinkle the tops with the toasted pecans.
- Enjoy!!! 🙂
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 5g