Banana & Walnut Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting!!

Whenever we have bananas that get too ripe, everyone at our house starts begging for banana bread. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love banana bread as much as the next person, but there had to be something else I could do with my over ripe bananas. So this time, I switched it up on them and came up with a banana and walnut cake that totally hits the spot!

With some simple ingredients from your pantry, you too can whip up this cake that will make you a culinary rock star with your family. Easy to make, simple ingredients and best of all, it smells so good while it bakes, they will be drooling before it hits the table!

So grab your over ripe bananas, head to your pantry and gather up the remaining ingredients and meet me at your mixer……


Start by mixing together the sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Let the mixture blend on low until it is creamy. Let it take its time so that the sugar and the butter cream together nicely. Next added in the flour, baking powder and salt.

While your ingredients are blending, chop up some walnuts. You can use English or Black walnuts. Black walnuts have a stronger taste than the English store bought walnuts, so depending on your taste, if you use black walnuts, you will want to use a little less than the listed 1/2 cup as to not over power your banana.

Once you have your walnuts chopped, drop them and the banana into the mixer. While they are blending into the batter, grease a 9″ x 9″ cake pan. Pour your batter into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for around 50-55 minutes. You will know your cake is done when you test it with a toothpick which will come out clean if the cake is done.

Once your cake is done baking and cooled, it is time to make some amazing homemade peanut butter frosting! Head back to your pantry and grab…..

Combine ingredients in the mixer, set on low, for the most amazing peanut butter frosting you have ever tasted in your life! How good is it? Hubby has requested my next cake I make to be chocolate topped with this frosting. I can’t wait to whip that cake, I bet it tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

This frosting sets up rather quickly, so get it on the cake as soon as you turn the mixer off. This will give you time to spread it and make it look all pretty. Now you could just leave the cake like this, but I wanted to add a little element of drama (like one of those fancy food network stars) so I chopped a few more walnuts and sprinkled them on top.

So how yummy is this banana and walnut cake with peanut butter frosting? Let’s just say when I served it, at least one person full face, licked the plate! Not wiped with a finger, oh no, but face up to the plate, tongue out, licking. I’d say it’s pretty yummy!

36 thoughts on “Banana & Walnut Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting!!

  1. Yum, you had me at Peanut Butter Frosting! This looks so scrumptious and I can hardly wait to try it!

    1. You will have to thank my hubby for pushing me to make a peanut butter frosting. He is a peanut butter lover. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

    2. I darn near licked my cell phone! I am making this bad boy in the morning! Thank you so much for the uncomplicated, time-friendly, family-friendly recipes I get from you. Much appreciated from a busy care-giver/housewife/grandma.

  2. Ooooh, yum, my nephew wud be all over this. I don't think he ate anything by PB sandwiches from age 4 to 14, ha ha.

  3. Oh my!! I was actually starving as I read this post. lol.

    This looks absolutely amazing!!!!

    I will definitely be trying this recipe out!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Oh Peanut Butter icing! Banana and peanut butter a great combination. I always have overripe banana's in the house. Will have to add this to my stash of recipes to use up bananas/ Thanks for sharing.

    1. Banana and peanut but are good friends, but next time I make a cake, hubby wants the peanut butter frosting on a chocolate cake. I can't wait to see how yummy that is because you know peanut butter and chocolate are like BFFs!

  5. Wow your cake looks and sounds so good! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  6. Oh wow…this sounds so delicious!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. This looks dee-licious! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂

  8. This looks scrumptious, Mindie! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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  9. Banana walnut cake with peanut butter looks delicious thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting .

  10. Yummy! I love the addition of walnuts to this cake and my kids would go crazy over the peanut butter flavor. Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

  11. What a great combination of flavors. The choice of peanut butter over a cream cheese or maple frosting is genius! These are all so lovely that I can't choose! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back again for my party #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  12. Definitely had to share this one. We love a good banana bread, but you're definitely right about needing to switch it up now and then.

  13. Yum! That looks so delicious! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. I have been making banana bread from my ripe bananas all summer…time for a change! This sounds so good with the PB frosting. Pinned!

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