Banana Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Banana Cake recipe with cinnamon buttercream frosting
I love bananas. Plain, in yogurt, dipped in chocolate, smothered in peanut butter, in a cake. You get the point. This cake is so moist, you will be pleasantly surprised. Frost it with my cinnamon buttercream and you won’t want to share!

But you will share, because this is the perfect cake to make mom for Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to make her a batch of Meringue Rose Cookies too!

**The cake stand is from Pampered Chef. The top part swivels off for easy clean up and storage
**The flower plate is plastic and from the seasonal aisle at Kroger
**Coffee cup (my favorite, which is why you see it in so many pictures) is from Michaels
**Bamboo placemat from my friend Jocelyn, just cause she’s so sweet!

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 12 servings


For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk


  1. Grease and flour two 9inch cake pans. I line the bottom with parchment paper as well. Set aside.
  2. For the cake, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Blend in bananas (you can mash them first, but I just toss them in my kitchenaid and it does the work for me). Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Divide batter in half and pour into cake pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool. Let cake cool in pans 10 minutes, then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add milk.
  6. Beat for 5 minutes until desired consistency.
  7. To frost cake. Lay one layer of cake on cake plate. Spoon frosting over layer and smooth.
  8. Top with second layer of cake. Again spoon frosting on top and smooth. Using a spatula, spread frosting around the sides of the cake. Slice and serve!
  • If you want to have your cakes flat, you could slice off the tops. However, I used Wilton Bake even Cake Strips. You wrap them around your pans and your cakes bake even! Go figure!

24 Responses to “Banana Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting”

  1. posted May 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    So delicious! Can I swim in that frosting?

  2. posted May 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I want a slice of this so bad Aimee. Looks great!

  3. posted May 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Or maybe I won’t have to share, since I’m the only one around here who likes bananas…hmmmmmmmmm…

  4. posted May 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

    That cake looks terrific. I love banana anything! Come visit us. We have a wonderful Brie panini this week.

  5. posted May 11, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Two peas in a pod…except that I like to eat my bananas green:-) I too have a love affair with bananas and find myself putting them into everything. I would love a huge slice of this yummy cake…and cinnamon buttercream oh yeah!!!!

    Yay, I am so glad you were able to use the placemat. I just had to get that when I picked up the other little goodies for you:-)

  6. posted May 11, 2012 at 2:24 am

    WOW, it looks so good. I love banana’s too. I’m trying to do no carbs right now (40th reunion coming up), but as soon as that’s over, I’m doing this! Looks wonderful and my mouth is watering.

  7. posted May 11, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Yum! What a great recipe! It looks amazing!! I want a slice right now!!

  8. posted May 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

    yummy! =)

    I love bannanas with peanut butter also!

  9. posted May 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

    This cake looks dreamy! Love it!

  10. posted May 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I love the combination of flavors; banana cake and cinnamon frosting. Great choice.

  11. posted May 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Wow! Looks super delicious!

  12. posted May 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

    ♥ me some banana cake! YUM!

  13. posted May 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

  14. posted May 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! This cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Visiting from Sunday Blog Hop!

  15. posted May 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    What a yummy blog! I am a new follower from the blog hop. I look forward to trying some of your goodies!


  16. posted May 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I never ever thought of cinnamon icing, but I LOVE that idea. I’m going to make it sometime.

  17. posted May 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    This banana cake looks amazing. So delicious!! We are so happy that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” and we hope you see you back next week!! -The Sisters

  18. posted Nov 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Can this be made in a 9X13 pan? If so how long? I have a bunch of ripe bananas I need to use up! Just baked 6 pumpkin rolls last night. Now I need to use the bananas up!

  19. Kimberly
    posted Mar 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    This cake is amazing! I just made it and had to reviews it. It’s smells like banana heaven and I added cinnamon to it just because I love the combo of cinnamon and bananas. I’m guessing it taste as amazing as it smells. I made it for my moms birthday tomorrow. I hope she loves it!

    • posted Mar 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Love the cinnamon addition!! Happy Birthday to your mom :)

  20. posted Mar 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Hi there! Do you know if this can be made the day before? I’m thinking of making it for a party but am trying to limit day-of baking. Thanks!

    • posted Apr 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Yes, absolutely. The frosting will keep the cake moist. Just keep it in a cake server or covered with plastic wrap!

      • posted Apr 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

        Thanks Aimee!

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