Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting Recipe

Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting Recipe

How To Make Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



For Banana Cake

  • banana cake recipe,See notes below for recipe

For Caramel Sauce

  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cupwater
  • ¾tspMorton Fine Sea Salt
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,diced into 1 tbsp pieces
  • cupheavy cream
  • 2pinchesMorton Coarse Sea Salt,for topping

For Frosting:

  • ¾cupunsalted butter
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cuppecans,or walnuts, chopped, optional, for garnish
  • 2bananas,diced, for topping, optional
  • semi-sweet chocolate shavings,optional, for garnish


  1. Prepare banana cake as directed and let cool completely. Meanwhile prepare the caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce:

  1. Have all caramel ingredients ready. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, water and sea salt. 

  2. Set over medium-high heat and whisk constantly until it begins to boil, then allow mixture to boil until it turns to a rich amber color, carefully swirling pan occasionally. 

  3. Immediately whisk in butter then remove from heat and whisk in cream and stir until smooth. 

  4. Allow to cool several minutes then pour into a glass bowl or jar and chill caramel until completely cooled.


  1. Whip butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, ½ cup of the cooled caramel sauce, sea salt and vanilla.

  2. Mix until well combined and slightly fluffy. Chill until it becomes a firmer consistency if needed.


  1. Spread about half of the frosting over the first layer of cake then drizzle and spread a fair spoonful of the caramel sauce over the frosting. 

  2. Top with the second layer of cake then add remaining frosting.

  3. Just before serving top with the bananas and nuts, then drizzle over remaining caramel sauce, sprinkle with shaved chocolate and coarse sea salt.

Recipe Notes

Recipe for Banana Cake.


  • Calories: 306.84kcal
  • Fat: 17.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.00g
  • Fiber: 0.67g
  • Sugar: 36.69g
  • Protein: 0.77g
  • Cholesterol: 44.09mg
  • Sodium: 129.93mg
  • Calcium: 13.31mg
  • Potassium: 76.42mg
  • Iron: 0.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.35mg
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