Round banana cake covered with vanilla glaze on a slate serving platter next to a few cinnamon sticks on a dark wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Banana Cake with Glaze

Use leftover bananas that have started to turn to make a delicious banana cake with a vanilla glaze on top for a perfect dessert (or breakfast)!

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! We have quite a few banana recipes, so it was time to make a banana cake.

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.

Banana cake ingredients in a stainless steel bowl

Use a stand mixer or electric mixer to thoroughly combine everything into a batter.

Banana cake batter on a wire whisk over a stainless steel bowl

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. 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.

Spoon lifting glaze out of a stainless steel bowl over a granite countertop

Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan and drizzle with the glaze.

Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze on a slate surface with cinnamon sticks in front all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 18, 2019

Last Updated On: March 20, 2020

Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze on a slate surface with cinnamon sticks in front all on a wooden surface with a piece cut out

Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Use leftover bananas that have started to turn to make a delicious cake with a vanilla glaze on top for a perfect dessert (or breakfast)!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, cake, cinnamon, icing
Servings: 1 cake
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 2 cups bisquick
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1687 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 3128mg130%
Potassium 1423mg41%
Carbohydrates 303g101%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 147g163%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 680mg68%
Iron 7.9mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Cake with Vanilla Glaze on a slate surface with cinnamon sticks in front all on a wooden surface with a piece cut out

27 thoughts on “Banana Cake with Glaze”

    1. I must show that post to my daughter Yanah, she loves banana bread. She will definitely want to make this for our tea party on Saturday.

  1. Stephanie, I am making this banana cake for my younger daughter this Sunday when she comes back from NJ. She loves banana bread which I was going to make for her. That banana cake will be the perfect welcome treat for my baby girl.

  2. Mouthwatering! I swear I have been looking for a great banana bread recipe especially since my twins love bananas. I also like the idea of using the ones that turn and put some cinnamon in since I have never tried! Thank you!

    1. We make banana bread at least once a month at our house! My boys love it, and this cake is similar but still different enough that we don’t feel like we are having the same thing all the time.

  3. Oh perfect…I have some bananas that were starting to be a bit too ripe for my kids to eat them. I wasn’t really feeling like banana bread either so banana cake is the perfect idea!!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful cake! I love the homemade glaze! I want to make this for my coworkers (I love baking and love making food for coworkers).

    1. I used to love cooking and baking for my coworkers too when I worked a full-time job. Now I make them as treats for friends and neighbors and my kids teachers.

  5. I’ve been keto for 3 months (trying it out for health reasons) and one thing I really miss is my bananas! I used to love banana smoothies and banana bread, This cake looks delicious!

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