Bananas are a favorite food in our house. Every single time we go grocery shopping we have to get a bunch of bananas because we go through them so quickly. But, sometimes, we don’t get a chance to eat them before the bananas go bad. When that happens, we make one of our favorite banana foods!
Most of the time, we bake some banana bread or banana bread bars. But, since it’s almost Ryan’s birthday, and as an homage to his Banana-Themed Birthday Party last year, we decided to make a cake. For his birthday, I made an elegant banana cake, but this is a more simple one to have at home.
The base of the cake was good, but needed something more. That’s when we decided that a bit of vanilla glaze would top it off perfectly. The boys try to convince us this is breakfast because of the bananas, but I tell them it’s dessert because it’s a cake. But, I won’t lie, I may have eaten a slice or two for breakfast when they weren’t home!
Banana cake is really simple to make and doesn’t take very long. But, because of the icing, it’s best kept in the refrigerator. We usually eat the cake cold and it tastes just fine that way.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a round 8- or 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
Add all of the cake ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
Use a stand mixer or electric mixer to thoroughly combine everything into a batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. I like to use French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, but you don’t have to buy it if you don’t have any. You can also use the same amount of milk plus 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Use a whisk to combine the liquid with the powdered sugar.
Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan and drizzle with the glaze.
Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze
- 2 cups bisquick
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F
- Spray a round cake pan with non-stick spray
- In a medium bowl combine all of the cake ingredients until thoroughly mixed
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until cake is cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients together
- Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the cake pan
- Drizzle the glaze over the cake and serve
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