The browned butter banana cake is a game changer! Browned butter adds a toasty nutty rich flavor that is to die for. Eat it plain or add a brown sugar frosting.
Browned Butter Banana Cake
I set out to make blondies with some ripe bananas that needed to be used to bring to a family reunion.
Instead, this moist and tasty browned butter banana cake happened!
It may not be a bad thing when I get my travel dates mixed up. Good things can happen in the kitchen!
Sorry familia to tease you, but I’ll be making something equally as delicious, assuming I get my event dates straight!
Browned Butter Is A Delicious Game Changer
If you haven’t ever added browned butter to a recipe, you will be changed forever when you give it a try.
You basically cook the butter, toasting it until it turns a light amber color which gives you a nutty decadent burst of flavor.
Your kitchen smell fantastic too!
So why stop at cake?!
For the frosting I used the same technique; browning the butter before adding the sugar.
Doubly browned butter delicious!
This cake is a great one to take to your potlucks or picnics this summer.
Cut them in small taster sizes or serve a big piece with some plain vanilla or cinnamon vanilla bean ice cream!
- 1/2 cup butter (1 Stick), cut up
- 1 1/2 cups (2-3) ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts) coarsely chopped and toasted (optional)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut up
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 Tablespoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
Adapted from these Brown-Butter Blondies.