This moist and delicious banana cake is gluten free and topped with rich cream cheese frosting.
We made a yummy banana cake with cream cheese frosting last week! My little boy kept asking for cake, cake, cake, so finally I decided a nice gluten free cake was in order.
You can make this banana cake with regular flour if you want to, just substitute it in an equal amount. We adapted a banana bread recipe and then just frosted it with a simple cream cheese frosting. The moist banana cake with the rich frosting made a wonderful dessert.
I used overripe bananas that I had stashed in the freezer to make this cake extra flavorful.
I like the Namaste Perfect Flour blend, but I think that most store-bought gluten free blends would work well with this easy recipe. If Namaste doesn’t work for you, you could try Enjoy Life, King Arthur, or 123 Gluten Free.
These gluten free chocolate chip banana muffins are another great way to use up brown bananas.
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Gluten Free).
A moist and delicious gluten free banana cake topped with cream cheese frosting.
For the cake:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 inch square pan with oil.
In a medium bowl, mix together the gluten free flour blend, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together the organic canola oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
Add eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla extract, stirring until well blended. Mix in the dry ingredients and any nuts or chocolate chips if using.
Pour batter into the baking pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let the cake cool fully, then make the cream cheese frosting.
Beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually add the confectioners' sugar while continuing to mix.
Spread cream cheese frosting over the cooled cake. Store cake in the refrigerator.
If you need to make this egg free, use ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce in place of the eggs.
Cake recipe adapted from here.
This banana cake is:
- very tender and light
- a great dessert for a party or potluck
- also delicious plain!