Friday, February 1, 2013


It’s peanut butter, banana, time; peanut butter, banana, time!  
Alright, so I might have got the song wrong, but I didn’t get the cake wrong!

Billy gets a lot of credit for this cake.  I asked him, peanut butter in the banana cake, or just peanut butter on the banana cake.  He said in; and then I decided in and on, cuz can there ever be too much peanut butter?  I think not!  

So if Peanut Butter & Banana Cake with Peanut Butter & Honey Frosting is what happens when Billy and I put our heads together, what other craziness goes on in our minds?  Ya really don’t wanna know; it’s better to stay out of our heads.  Just be comforted by this practically perfect meeting of our minds that created all this peanut butter perfection!

The cake is light and moist from the peanut butter and bananas; and frosting is not overly sweet, so you can eat a big ol’ piece!

 Here's what you do.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish.

Add 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a medium bowl.  Give it a whisk to combine the dry ingredients.

In a large bowl cream together the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar; using a hand held mixer.

Mix in the mashed a cup of mashed bananas.

Then add the 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla, mix well.

Add the dry ingredients and pour the 3/4 cup buttermilk over the top of the flour.  Mix only just until the ingredients are incorporated.  I didn't have buttermilk on hand; so I added 1 1/2 teaspoons of white vinegar to 3/4 cup of milk and allowed it to sit for 5 minutes.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes; until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool completely.

To make the Peanut Butter and Honey Frosting; cream 2 Tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup peanut butter and 6 Tablespoons honey together.

A hand held mixer is easier to use, but I feel like I'm burning off calories when I use a whisk.

Beat in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 Tablespoon of milk, until smooth.

Dump all of the frosting on to the completely cooled cake.  An off set spatula works best to spread the frosting.

Spread the frosting evenly over the cake, all the way to the edges...

Then take a big ol' bite!


Makes a 9 x 13 x 2 inch cake


                             Butter and flour for greasing the pan
2 ¼          cup         All-purpose flour
½             tsp.        Baking powder
1              tsp.        Baking soda
½             tsp.        Salt
½             cup        Butter, softened at room temperature
½             cup        Creamy peanut butter
1 ½          cups        Sugar
1              cup         Mashed ripe bananas, about 3 bananas
¾             cup         Buttermilk
2                           eggs
1               tsp.        Vanilla extract
                             Peanut Butter & Honey Frosting (recipe follows)

  1.       Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.       Grease and flour a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish.
  3.       In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set the dry ingredients to the side.
  4.       In a large bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  A hand held mixer is good for this.
  5.       Mix in the mashed bananas.
  6.       Add in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.
  7.       Add all of the dry ingredients and the buttermilk at once.  Mix just until combined.
  8.       Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.  Until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9.       Allow the cake to cool completely then frost with the Peanut Butter & Honey Frosting.

*Note, if you do not have buttermilk, combine ¾ cup of milk with 1 ½ teaspoons of white vinegar and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes.


2              Tbsp.     Butter, softened at room temperature
1/3           cup       Creamy peanut butter
6              Tbsp.     Honey
1 ½          cups      Powdered sugar
1              Tbsp.     Milk

1.        In a medium bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter, and the honey, with a hand held mixer.
2.       Add the powdered sugar and milk.  Mix until well combined.

*Note, because of the honey, the frosting will not be fluffy; it’s more like a thick glaze.

I shared this recipe at:

The Humble Brag Link Party


  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm following you on Twitter now1 :)

  2. This looks so moist and delicious! I could go for a slice of this and a cup of tea.

  3. Hi Kari,
    the cake looks delicious and I love the combination of flavors for the frosting!

  4. OMG Kari, this looks amazing. I pretty much love anything and everything with peanut butter and sugar! lol! Thanks so much for linking up at the HUmble Brag!

  5. LOL now I've got 'peanut butter jelly time' stuck in my head! That icing looks so awesome and gooey :) mmmm

  6. Wow, this sounds amazing! One of the greatest combinations is bananas dipped in peanut butter. Therefore, this HAS to be good!! :)

  7. This looks so yummy, Kari! I love peanut butter. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It's true, God allows us to go through hard times, but just to bring us closer to Him. I also am so thankful that He is there for me. I was also excited to see in your profile that you are now a Christian. What a difference a personal relationship with Christ can make in our lives!!! Deuteronomy 8:16


  8. That frosting looks killer! I'd eat it by the spoonfuls!