Peanut Butter Banana Cake Recipe
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Peanut Butter Banana Cake Recipe

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I've had this well-worm recipe for as long as I've been married. I often make it for potluck functions. The ladies love it, but the heavy texture is a real favorite with men.—Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 352 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat peanut butter, milk and vanilla until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over cake. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Banana Cake in Reminisce September/October 2005, p 49

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"wanted to share something new with the friends and family. First of all---its all gone! All loved it and recipe was asked for by many! Thank you for the delish recipe. Also added a few chocolate chips to batter"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"GREAT RECIPE!!! We love it, I have made it many, many times, my grand kids especially love it."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"My family & I didn't really like the combination of the peanut butter & banana. I wound up throwing it out."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"Loved this recipe. I added chopped nuts and a few choc. chips and it was FABULOUS!!!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"My family loves this recipe.I have made this several times."

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