Banana Cake with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream

Use up those old bananas in a fancy, new way! This ultra moist cake with light and airy whipped cinnamon brown sugar buttercream is going to make everyone swoon.



Banana Cake ::

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Over Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk or Buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice* omit if using Buttermilk

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting :: (makes a lot, you will probably have extra…darn.)

  • 1 1/2 cup  butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


Banana Cake ::

*Note* If using buttermilk, do not use additional lemon. If using milk and lemon, whisk the milk and lemon together and set aside until needed in recipe*

Preheat oven to 375.

In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients up to salt. Set aside. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light, and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and mix again until it is completely incorporated.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds in between each egg. Add in vanilla extract and combine. Add in mashed bananas.

With the mixer on low, add in 1/3 of the flour mixture, and alternate with 1/3 of the milk/lemon or buttermilk mixture. Repeat until all of the flour and liquid is combined.

Distribute between three greased and parchment lined 8-inch cake pans. Bake individually for approximately 30-35 minutes each, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool on a baking rack for 10-15 minutes between removing from the pan. Wait to decorate until the cakes have cooled completely.

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream::

In stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment or with hand mixer, whisk softened butter auntil fluffy. Add brown sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until smooth. Scrape down sides of mixer to make sure that it is incorporated evenly.

Add in one cup of powdered sugar at a time, beating well after each addition.

With mixer on medium high speed, steadily pour in the heavy whipping cream pouring nice and slow until desired consistency. When incorporated and very light, and fluffy stop mixing – about 5 minutes. Be patient – beat it entirely for 5 minutes.

Spread onto layered cake.

Keywords: Cake, Banana, Banana Cake, Buttercream, Frosting, Brown Sugar Buttercream, Dessert