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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265572
Reviewed May. 5, 2017

"Love the combination of flavor!! Took it to work and coworkers requested the recipe."

19tlorileighe14 User ID: 8134157 217599
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"

miss.scarlettfeather User ID: 7173037 148334
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

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

maddawson User ID: 6637204 64592
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

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

sheilapierre User ID: 4662314 207072
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

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

contentedfern User ID: 7283739 58469
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

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

3188ashley User ID: 6886748 156867
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"ABSOLUTLY AWESOME... Made it for the Boy Scout mtg. It was so good and moist. Everyone loved it. Asked me for the recipe. All of it gone!"

SusanneM User ID: 45352 153428
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Have made this many, many times and absolutely love it. My daughter, who's not usually a banana fan, loves it also."

Coryskitchen User ID: 6228848 64589
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"Great cake for the peanut butter lover! I added about 1/3 c. mini chocolate chips to the cake and used maybe half the sugar in the frosting. Turned out great! :)"

YooperMom3Boys User ID: 6567505 64588
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"Great change of pace from banana bread. Peanut butter frosting might have been a bit too sweet - I may cut back on the powdered sugar next time. Still, it was delicious!"

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