Peanut Butter and Banana Cake

Oooh! Here’s a fun and unique cake recipe for you! This was inspired by my love for peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I’ve been known to put peanut butter on my banana bread… this was a creative solution to having that magic combo in a birthday cake. I suggest surprising someone you know loves pb and banana with this cake. Although, all of my friends love it, even ones who aren’t crazy about that combo. I strongly recommend enjoying this with a glass of milk. It’s thick and a bit hard to get down. You definitely can’t scarf this cake. I feel like it should come with a warning label… Savor small bites and wash down with milk!

 

Recipe
Peanut Butter and Banana Cake

PREP TIME: 30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Medium
COOK TIME: 35-45 minutes
SERVINGS: 12 Servings

  • 6 cups of super fine almond flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 jar of peanut butter (MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter is my favorite)
  • About 4 yellow bananas sliced for the middle layer and top
Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease 2, 9” round cake pans with coconut oil and dust with almond flour. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda. In a separate, medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla flavoring. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Fold in the bananas. Scoop the batter into prepared cake pans and bake 35 to 45 minutes. Check the cake at 35 minutes by inserting a toothpick in the center. When the toothpick comes up dry, the cake is baked. Let the cake cool in the pan for an hour. Remove from pan and allow to cool for another hour on wire racks. While it is cooling, scoop one jar of your favorite peanut butter into a bowl and whip on medium for about five minutes with the handheld mixer. Place one of the 9” round cakes on a plate or cake stand. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on top (about half of the peanut butter). Add sliced banana slices from about two bananas. Place the second 9” round cakes on top. Spread the rest of the peanut butter on top. Place banana slices on top of the peanut butter layer. Decorate with flowers or little woodland animals. You can find the ones pictured here at Michael’s. I also love beeswax candles which keep the natural look of this cake. You can find the brand, Honey Candles, on Amazon. Enjoy with a large glass of your favorite milk… trust me, you’re going to need it!