You’re going to go bananas for this two layer Banana Layer Cake covered in a sweet and tangy Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.
This cake is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Thank you, Gwen Stefani for teaching us how to spell bananas with a catchy pop song. And now that you have that song stuck in your head, let’s talk bananas. Why is it that we buy bananas, only to let them sit on our counter for days until they are so overripe, we either need to use them or toss them? I am very particular in how ripe a banana should be when I eat it as a snack. It must be fully yellow, even the slightly hint of green, for me to enjoy. If it has even the tiniest spot of brown, it’s too overripe. People tell me I’m crazy, but it’s true. Once it’s past that point, those bananas are now destined for dessert.
Sure, there’s good ol’ banana bread, but some days nothing will do but a big slice of homemade cake. Since you love my strawberry layer cake so much, I’ve been on a mission to make every flavor of layer cake possible. I’ve had this Banana Layer Cake idea for the past year or so. I even asked you on Facebook last year what frosting I should pair it with, but then time slipped away and never got to it. As you can probably guess from the title, you voted for Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. Peanut butter and banana go hand in hand like Elvis and his swinging hips. In fact, my dad made an Elvis joke when I served him a slice. Go ahead – grab those bananas sitting on your counter, make this cake, and listen to your guests say, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
My goal was to make sure this banana cake tasted like cake and not banana bread. One time I bought a banana cupcake from a bakery that tasted like a banana muffin. No thanks! I want my cake to taste like cake.
Thanks to the mashed bananas and brown sugar, this cake stays moist even after a few days. If there’s one thing that’s worse than cake tasting like a muffin, it’s biting into dry cake. For the frosting, I opted for a cream cheese frosting rather than a buttercream frosting for a balance of sweet and tangy.
I partnered with One Banana to bring you this banana layer cake, the better banana company who is on a mission to grow high quality, great tasting bananas while still being environmentally and socially responsible. You can read more about their philosophy and process on their website.
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
Source: Adapted from my caramel apple butter layer cake
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by One Banana. Thank you for supporting me and the companies I work with as sponsored posts help pay for the costs of running Chocolate Moosey, including website hosting and groceries for recipe development.