Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

A slice of this delicious Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting is the perfect sweet treat for snack time or any time!

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Ever since my son’s birthday last month, he has been asking and asking for me to make another batch of Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting. I typically only make cake and cupcakes with frosting for special occasions and birthdays. However, since the next birthday in our family is not until May, I decided to compromise and make a snack cake.

A snack cake — as loosely defined by me — is a cake with some wholesome ingredients, it may be lightly frosted and, here’s the key, can be eaten as a snack any time of day. Some Internet searching and recipe adapting, resulted in this wonderful Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting.


My son absolutely loves this cake, it is so delicious and I can feel good about my son having a slice because it contains wholesome bananas; and my son is delighted because he gets cake with frosting.

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake

I’ve been packing a slice of this Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting for my son’s snack at school; he also likes a slice for his after dinner dessert. Some family members — myself included — enjoy a little sliver along with breakfast or as a mid-morning pick-me-up.

The first time I made this Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting, it disappeared in a manner of days. I made it again this weekend and even managed to take a couple of photos before my kids pounced on it.

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

I adapted this recipe from this one that I found at Butteryum. The main change I made was to use brown sugar instead of white. I love the richness and hint of butterscotch that brown sugar brings to baked goods, and it complements the banana nicely.

A slice of this delicious Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting is the perfect treat whenever you are craving a little something sweet, as a mid-day snack or anytime!

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 20 slices

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

A slice of this delicious Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting is the perfect sweet treat for snack time or any time!

Ingredients

    for the cake:
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (from about 3 large bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
    for the vanilla frosting:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together brown sugar and butter on medium speed until combined.
  3. Add eggs and beat to combine.
  4. Add sour cream and beat to combine.
  5. Add in bananas and vanilla and beat on low speed to combine.
  6. In a medium bowl, wisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat on low speed to combine, scraping down sides of bowl with spatula as necessary.
  8. Pour batter into prepared baking pan, spreading into an even layer with spatula.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Place pan on a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
  11. Run a knife along the edges of the cake to release, then invert cake onto wire rack. Cool on rack until ready to frost.
  12. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar until well combined.
  13. Add vanilla to bowl and beat to combine.
  14. Slowly add in heavy cream and beat until frosting is light and fluffy.
  15. Invert cooled cake from wire rack onto serving platter or cutting board.
  16. Frost cooled cake using a spatula or knife.
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Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake

84 comments

  1. Cydnee@Tampa Cake Girl says:

    I love banana cake and your snack cake looks so yummy! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  2. Elaine says:

    What a great recipe Joy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!

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