Roasted Banana Cake

This delicious banana cake gets extra flavor from roasted bananas in the cake and brown butter in the frosting.

Roasted Banana Cake with Cinnamon Brown Butter Frosting

Some things are just magical.  Like avocados.  They have some kind of magical effect on me, they make me feel fantastic and they taste fantastic.

Roasting foods is another magical thing.  Roasted vegetables?  Waaaay better than regular vegetables.  Roasted chicken?  Waaaay better than regular chicken.

Which is why I roasted the bananas for this cake.  Because roasted bananas are magically better than regular bananas.  You can trust me, because I don’t actually like bananas plain, but the roasted bananas are really quite delicious.

Roasted Banana Cake with Cinnamon Brown Butter Frosting

You know what else is magical?  Brown butter.  Lawd have mercy, that stuff is good.

Which is why I used brown butter and cinnamon to make the frosting for this cake.  Brown butter frosting is the magical best.

Roasted Banana Cake with Cinnamon Brown Butter Frosting

I predict you’ll love this cake even more than you love unicorns and fairies, and Penn and Teller.

Next time your friends are entertaining you with new magic tricks, you can wow them with the power of roasted bananas and brown butter.

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Roasted Banana Cake


  • Roasted Bananas
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Cake
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk or half & half
  • 2 cups flour
  • Icing
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or half & half
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Peel bananas and slice lengthwise. Place bananas in a baking dish and sprinkle with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bake at 400F for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and roasted bananas and mix well. Add salt and baking powder and mix well. Add half & half and flour, and mix until combined. This should create a heavy batter.
  3. Spread batter evenly in a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, (mine took 25) until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let cool.
  4. In a saucepan, cook butter over medium high heat several minutes, stirring occasionally, until it browns. Once it starts to brown, it can burn quickly, so watch closely, and remove it from the heat as soon as it reaches the desired color. Add half & half, cinnamon, and powdered sugar to the butter, and stir until smooth. Spread frosting evenly on the cake.


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Jen Stott is a wife and mom who seeks to rule the world one dessert recipe at a time. Cat hater, chocolate lover, mess maker and eternal optimist; mother of teenagers, she self-medicates with cookies and captures the highlights on her blog,

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