Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

I am not sure whether you have noticed.  I have been baking lots of banana cake lately, ranging from just plain, marble, chocolate and now I am trying with peanut butter!  I needed variety so that even though I have been baking almost the same thing but it tasted different.  As I was figuring what else I can put into the banana cake or how to make it different and peanut butter came to mind.

I added chocolate chips per my daughters request, but I didn't add much.  You can add more if you like.  Since the top was kind of bland, I decorated it with heart shape chocolate chips design.  It turned out well don't you think?

This turned out great!  We all loved it and we could definitely taste the peanut butter in it even though it was subtle.   Evy even ask me to make it again.  If you are a fan of my banana cake recipe, give this a try too, providing of course you have no peanut allergy in your household.

Before baking



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 bananas, smashed (I used frozen)2 heap Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (I used Jiff reduced fat)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, separate  (or as needed)

Soft, moist and yummy!


1. Preheat the oven to 350'F. Spray a 8" square baking pan with baking spray with flour.  Set aside.

2. In a big bowl, hand whisk together (A). Add in (B), whisk until well blended.

3. Take
half of the chocolate chips and mix in with the batter.  Decorate the other half on top of the batter.

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a bamboo stick inserted in center comes out clean.

5. Cool on wire rack and store in air-tight container.


Quinn said...

Anything with peanut butter taste awesome isn't it? And peanut butter + chocolate + banana is an unbeatable combo. Yes, I reckon the choc chip heart turn out pretty good :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

The heart just made me smile.

Joy said...

That is so cute. Peanut butter and banana is such a perfect combination.

Anh said...

the deco on top is so cute!

I'll have to try this combo of banana bread!

busygran said...

Yup! Bananas make great-tasting cakes. It looks wonderfully moist. Does it have a peanutty taste?

ICook4Fun said...

I too been baking a lot of banana cake and bread as the bananas get over-riped super fast during warm weather. Never try it with peanut butter though :)

T said...

I can keep this in mind the next time I have over-ripen banana. The last time, I actually use the banana with peanut butter too, but instead of banana bread I made it into granola.

Ah Yng said...

Hi, thank you for sharing your recipe!
It looks very easy for a beginner like me, might try to make it over the weekend. I don't have any baking spray, can I substitute it with something else? :-)

wooden bed frame said...

I think this is the first time I am going to try combining peanut butter and banana in one cake. Interesting! Thanks for the share.

Big Boys Oven said...

I love this cake of yours, salivating now!

pigpigscorner said...

PB and banana! Love this combo!

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Looks delicious! Would you use ripe bananas for this one?

Food For Tots said...

We love banana cake too. Haven't seen or tried your combo before. Sounds interesting! Must be very delicious too! Got to bookmark it now. ;)

Bakericious said...

the cake looks soft and fluffy!

Indonesia Eats said...

It did turn out well!

My husband would love this. Unfortunately, wheat is not a good friend of his.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. Found your blog when I was "browsing". The peanut butter banana cake looks soft and delicious. I bet it smells wonderful too! And the chocolate chip deco, it's a really cute idea!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Quinn and yes it tasted great. Try it!

Belinda, :)

Thanks Joy.

Thanks Anh.

Yes busygran, it does have peanutty taste.

Gert, it's a great combo, try it!

T, I haven't use banana in a granola before, interesting!

Ah Yng, you can butter the pan with melted butter. :)

Thanks BBOven.

Thanks pigpig.

Yes Plumleave, it has to be ripen banana so that the cake will be sweet.

Ha Food4Tots, hope you like it!

Thanks Jess.

Thanks Indo-eat.

Welcome to my blog kitchen flavours. It did smell great and tasted delicious, try it!

Unknown said...

looks fantastic! and the heart shaped choco chips...so cute! heheheh

Babe_KL said...

what a lovely idea for some peanut butter inside a banana cake. thanks for the inspiration

daphne said...

i love the heart shape!

and frankly banana cake is always a winner =)

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...


I just have to say I made your cake yesterday to take into work - OMYWORD! They loved it! It's a fairly small office of 7ppl, & it's all gone!

I used crunchy peanut butter though (for texture and only had a 7" sq pan so had to cook it for 45mins), it turned out delicious!

Thanks for a great recipe! A keeper!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback Plumleaf. I'm so glad it was a hit at your office. This is one of my keeper recipes too! :)

The Food Hunter said...

What a great combo for a cake. I can't wait to try it.

grazi said...

I donne and it's great!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback grazi, so glad you liked it. :)

Amanda said...

HI! Just wanna tell u that I tried this recipe :D Can't believe that it's so easy to make and the taste is great! haha... eating while typing this now!

(If only there a easy way to bake pandan cake!! )

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback Amanda. Yeah, I wish there is an easy way to make pandan cake, because there was two steps involved, I haven't made it in years.

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know one cup equal to how many gram of flour and sugar and also one cup equal to how much ml of liquid as i do not know which cup to use.
thank you

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Anon, I have a cup to gram conversion chart link at my right panel. Look for it!