Thumbs up for Frosted Banana Bread Cake

Do you ever wonder if those recipes you find online are ever as good as they claim to be, how easy or not they are to make or have so many ingredients they must cost a fortune to make ?

Let’s take this one Banana Bread cake and Brown Butter ~ Cream Cheese Frosting from

I like banana bread and cake so why not enjoy them together? Well guess what? As soon as I saw it I wanted to try it.  I love banana bread. This tastes like banana bread, but moister, sweeter and fluffier like cake, to me better than plain cake, better than banana bread. It really is the best ever, tastes like banana cake , not that many ingredients and was easy enough to make.  I know if I brought it to work, it would be gone right away.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2  sour cream730249_10151264536671909_183310656_o


  • 1/2 711112_10151264457266909_1172693033_ocup nonf711249_10151264472356909_2052933209_oat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 nutmeg
  • 4 mashed bananas
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix the butter, sugars, sour cream, Greek yogurt and eggs until smooth. Add the bananas, vanilla and stir. Next add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts. Mix until all ingredients are fully mixed together. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake 30-35 min.
  • Make frosting


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tb milk
  • 4 oz of cream cheese

Melt butter in small sauce pan on medium heat, let boil for several minutes. Stir every minute or so and the watch color. Once the butter has turned a golden amber color remove from heat, whisk in powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and cream cheese. whisk until creamy. Drizzle on cake or spread over cake, depending on sweet you want it. 

Let cake cool, spread frosting on cake.

Eat & Enjoy.  It really is good. Thanks, for  Wonky for posting.  My family liked the frosting, which was very sweet, so add as much or as little as you like depending on how sweet you want it. I didn’t have enough nuts to add to to the topping, just inside the cake. Here is my version kitchen tested from Wonky wonderful.compizap.com13593410175361


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