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
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Adapted from these Brown-Butter Blondies.