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Banana Cake

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling & Decoration 6 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 3 Banana mashed
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 ½ Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cup Milk


Making Banana Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 8inch circular pans.
  • Mash Bananas. Set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes). Add both sugars and mix on high for another 2 minutes or until creamed together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Add in mashed bananas. Beat until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients and milk, alternating between each until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Turn out cake onto a wire rack for cooling.


  • Spread a thin layer of frosting on the top of the bottom layer of cake.
  • Pipe a line of icing around the top edge to create a damn for caking filling.
  • Fill as desired (I used blueberry compote!)
  • Place top layer of cake. Frost entire cake and smooth.
  • Roll out ⅔ fondant to cover the top of the cake.
  • Roll out fondant into logs with a length to encompass the outside of the cake.
  • Build up logs around the cake. Smooth and needed.
  • Paint the top of the each roll and cake with a dark brown/orange color. Paint the sides of each roll with a lighter brown/orange.
  • Add pancake toppings! (Blueberry compote, whipped cream, granola)
  • Enjoy!


Check out these other recipes for the cake: 
Blueberry Compote
Homemade Fondant
Painting Fondant
Keyword Banana, Cake