Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake

Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting

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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


  1. Joy,
    This cake looks wonderful–I’d totally snack on a sliver for breakfast too. After all, bananas!
    I bet your son is a lucky kid at the school lunch table!

  2. Hum, I missed my piece when you stopped by!! YUM this looks so good.

    Thanks for stopping by to link and share on The Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature!! Your post has been pinned!!
    We appreciate you shared your blog with us!!
    Have a great weekend, Karren~Host

  3. This looks so yummy and it sounds good too! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can’t wait to see what you have lined up this week!

    Her Organized Chaos

  4. The brown sugar really wins me over. I tend to prefer using it over white sugar in baking. And I’m totally on board with having this for breakfast!
    Thanks for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo.

  5. Hi Joy,
    Your Snack Cake looks very good! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. 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!!

  7. 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

  8. This sounds divine and great for a treat this week. And bonus my bananas are perfectly ripe. Thanks for the idea!pinning and stumbling too!

  9. Okay, if you keep making snacks like this I’m gonna gain a pound every time I visit your blog! Looks incredible!!! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you 🙂 Happy Friday! #TGIF

  10. Love banana cakes, they are simple but always so tasty! Adding nuts or spices gives a lovely note to any common cake! 😉

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