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Easy Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana cake topped with creamy peanut butter frosting. The best way to use up your brown bananas!

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients
  

For the Banana Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas peeled and mashed (to equal 1 cup)

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Mix in the mashed bananas.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until flour disappears. Spread cake batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.
  • While the cake is cooling, make the peanut butter frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and peanut butter on high until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time. Beat on high until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Beat until frosting is smooth and desired consistency.
  • Frost the banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Cut into squares and serve.
  • Note-store covered cake on the counter for 3-4 days. I think the cake gets better as it sits.