Banana-Nut Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana and peanut butter come together in a homemade cake that feeds a crowd.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cake

2 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups mashed ripe bananas (2 1/2 medium)
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3
cup finely chopped nuts
2/3
cup buttermilk
1 1/4
teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
3/4
teaspoon salt
3
eggs

Frosting

1/3
cup peanut butter
3
cups powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/4
to 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 1 (13x9-inch) pan or 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
  • 2 Bake 13x9-inch pan 45 to 50 minutes, round cake pans 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool round cakes 10 minutes before removing from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat peanut butter and powdered sugar with spoon or electric mixer on low speed until blended. Add vanilla and 1/4 cup milk; beat until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Frost 13x9-inch cake, or fill and frost round cake layers with frosting.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    31g
    31%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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