Forget boring banana bread; put those overripe bananas to good use by making this moist and perfectly-sweet Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting.
My family eats a lot of bananas, so I don’t often find myself with any to use for baking. Sometimes it happens, though, and sometimes I find myself longing to make something other than the oft-made (for good reason) banana bread or banana muffins. That’s when I turn to this Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting.
The cake is just about as easy to make as banana bread, and it’s definitely easier than the tedious process of portioning out muffins. As the name suggests, it’s a little sweeter than it’s healthier counterparts, and it’s a little lighter and less dense than banana bread. While the banana flavor is certainly present, it isn’t overpowering.
As good as this banana cake is (it’s really freaking good), the star of the show just might be the brown sugar frosting. It’s fluffy, light, and not cloyingly sweet, making it the perfect complement to the cake. To be honest, the cake is still amazing sans frosting (and, of course, the frosting is phenomenal even without cake). You could leave the frosting off entirely and have a gorgeous moist cake to serve with coffee or tea. Or, you can go all out, add the frosting, and live happily ever after.