Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting Recipe

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting Recipe

How To Make Browned Butter Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Browned butter transforms ordinary banana cake into an irresistible fare that is made even yummier with a simple brown sugar frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter
  • ¾cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 3medium very ripe bananas,peeled and mashed
  • 1tspvanilla
  • ½cupbuttermilk,(plus 2 tbsp)
  • 2eggs,slightly beaten
  • 3tbspoil
  • 2cupsflour
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¾tspbaking soda

For Brown Sugar frosting:

  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • cupbrown sugar
  • 2tbspbutter,softened
  • 3tbspmilk
  • ½tspvanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch pan heavily with cooking spray.

  2. In a small sauce pan melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat, stirring throughout until butter begins to brown (but not burned!). Aroma will be strong. Remove from heat.

  3. Transfer browned butter to a large bowl. Add brown sugar, honey, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and oil. In another bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk to combine.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.


  1. Cream together sugars and butter. Stir in milk and vanilla. (Add just enough milk so that the frosting comes together and is spreadable).

  2. Spread frosting on cooled cake. Allow frosting to set before slicing and serving. Store in airtight container at room temperature


  • Calories: 342.08kcal
  • Fat: 9.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.91g
  • Fiber: 1.33g
  • Sugar: 42.43g
  • Protein: 3.91g
  • Cholesterol: 40.16mg
  • Sodium: 212.49mg
  • Calcium: 37.69mg
  • Potassium: 179.80mg
  • Iron: 0.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 55.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.65mg
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