Banana Peanut Butter Cake

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Banana peanut butter cake

Banana peanut butter cake

Peanut butter and banana go well together. Try if you don’t believe me, unless you don’t like either one. Better still, sprinkle with some sultanas or other dried fruits. But what about combining them to make a cake? Well, it’s always fun to experiment. I did that the other day to share with friends. I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out. The result? It was very moist. My friends all liked it. As for me, I think I would prefer just all banana cake. So, it really depends on individual taste.

This is a big cake because I made to share with friends. The recipe is very simple …… just melt, mix and bake. There’s little washing to do. So, it’s a quick and good dessert to have, especially with ice cream.

Ingredients A
250g butter (melted)
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
1C milk
1 & 1/2 C sugar
1C peanut butter

Butter mixture

Butter mixture

Melt the butter under low fire in a pot. Add the rest of Ingredients A into it and mix well.

Ingredients B
4 big bananas (mashed)

Add mashed banana to better mixture

Add mashed banana to better mixture

Add the mashed banana to the butter mixture above. Mix well.

Ingredients C
2 & 1/2 C self-raising flour
1t baking soda
1 & 1/2 C digestive biscuits (finely crushed)

Sieve the flour and baking soda into the pot. Add the crushed digestive biscuits and stir everything together until well mixed. Line a baking tin with baking paper. Pour the cake mixture into it and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 1 hour. If you use a bigger tin, it may take shorter time to bake. Test it with a skewer. It is cooked when the skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

What is your favourite cake with added fruits in it? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other cake recipes with fruits or vegetables added that you may be interested in:
Fast, Easy, Healthy Carrot Cake
Best Banana Cake
Sweet Potato Cake

Butternut Squash Coconut Cake
Coconut Banana Cake

It has been snowing over the weekend. Sharing with you a beautiful snow scene here. This picture is taken by a very good friend. This fierce flowing river is my favourite spot. It’s where we would go and watch salmon jumping as they swim upstream to lay eggs, somewhere around Autumn time. It’s totally mind-blowing, just one of the marvels of nature.

Rushing river, Banchory, Aberdeen

Rushing river, Banchory, Aberdeen

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46 Comments

Divina  on February 2nd, 2010

I always love the combination of bananas and peanut butter and turning them into a cake is such a wonderful reward. That last photo is really beautiful.

shaz  on February 2nd, 2010

Oooh, I love peanut butter and banana together, great idea for adding to the cake. I quite like blueberries in a butter cake :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

Catherine  on February 2nd, 2010

This looks lovely, I like the sound of adding ice cream to it! :) What a delicious way to use up extra bananas, thanks!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on February 2nd, 2010

Bananas and peanut together are heavenly. Mmmmmmm!

Belle@OohLook  on February 2nd, 2010

Very nice. I have made a note of this recipe since I had an average experience with peanut butter recently (toooo much!). Crushed pineapple in banana cake gives you hummingbird cake, and it’s very good.

The Kitchen Masochist  on February 2nd, 2010

Banana+peanut butter = perfect pairing. Can I suggest that next time add chocolate to make it Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cake. Peanut butter + chocolate = heavenly , Chocolate + banana = heavenly, so why not combine all of them?

Southeast Asian bananas are wonderful, so flavorful and creamier than the South/Central American variety we get back home. I find that all my banana recipes have tasted much better since I moved here.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on February 2nd, 2010

Anything peanut butter tastes heavenly! I am serious about it!

TasteHongKong  on February 2nd, 2010

Watching salmon jumping, that is fabulous?! I’m thinking of eating WILD salmons as well, forgive me.

Sushma Mallya  on February 2nd, 2010

i ll surely try this as i love banana and peanut butter as well…looks delicious mary, nice combo…

Drick  on February 2nd, 2010

yep, they do indeed go well together… your cake looks beautiful and moist - another recipe where I’m thinking ‘I still wish Mary was my neighbor’ …Did ya’ll ever catch any of those salmon?

Foodo  on February 2nd, 2010

Perfect pairing - even Elvis thought so. ~Mary

lululu  on February 2nd, 2010

i have huge weakness for banana cake. now with peanut butter in it, both me and my husband are the victims. i bet ethan would become one very soon! :P

Mary  on February 2nd, 2010

@Divina - Thank you very much. You should come and we can go and sit the whole day watching salmon jumping. It’s relaxing and exciting.

@shaz - You have a nice blog. Love it. I would love to try adding blueberries in the cake next time. I just love cakes with fruits added. They give beautiful flavour and taste.

@Catherine - I think bananas is a wonderful fruit. Even when it’s over ripe, something good can come out of it :)

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Totally agree with you!:P

@Belle@OohLook - With crushed pineapple? That’s new to me but I really want to try. Sounds very delicious….nice name too.

@The Kitchen Masochist - With chocolate? Ooooh…I must try this. I think I’m going to have fun with all sorts of combination :D Thanks very much for suggestion. Asian bananas are much nicer because they are cut from the trees when they are almost ripe unlike here. I really miss the bananas back home.

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - You must be a great peanut butter fan……maybe quite like how I love sweet potatoes :D

@TasteHongKong - Watching salmon jumping is just a phenomenal experience. Hope you have the chance to see it. Wild Alaskan salmon is the best, not really polluted. We eat that often.

@Sushma Mallya - Thank you very much. Have fun baking!

@Drick - I think there’ll be no rest in the neighbourhood if we are neighbours :D You know how noisy is Chinese cooking?? :D Catching salmon? Oh no…..all the salmons avoid me. They know they’ll end up in my wok! :D

@Foodo - Thank you very much. My friends must be right :P

@lululu - Then you must follow the exact recipe……BIG cake! I can imagine all the 3 of you enjoying it heartily….yum :D

Roti n Rice  on February 2nd, 2010

You are making me hungry….I need to go spread some peanut butter on a cream cracker. Love peanut butter!

rebecca  on February 2nd, 2010

oh wow this looks great and so moist

laavanya  on February 2nd, 2010

THe peanut butter must be a nice touch - have never tried it though but I have a feeling that, like you, I will like the all banana one better.

pigpigscorner  on February 2nd, 2010

very interesting! pb and digestives sound like great additions.

Julie Lynn  on February 2nd, 2010

My kids love peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I can even picture them spreading more of those ingredients on this bread. =)

Mary  on February 2nd, 2010

@Roti n Rice - You remind me of all the wonderful times that we spread thick layers of peanut butter on cream crackers when we were younger. Now if I want those cream crackers, I have to go to Asian shops….hmmm

@Rebecca - Thank you very much.

@laavanya - It looks good, very moist, but maybe I love the all banana flavour. We must be thinking alike :D

@pigpigscorner - Looks like anything can be added to this recipe :P

@Julie Lynn - Wow…more peanut butter on this cake? I can imagine the taste……very peanutty and yummy. I should try that.

Kitchen Butterfly  on February 2nd, 2010

I am so craving some banana bread…..I think I’ll have to buy some bananas, hide them till they’re soft and then indulge myself!!!!!!1 Yum

Mimi  on February 2nd, 2010

I love peanut butter and banana, it sound delicious as a cake.
Mimi

pegasuslegend  on February 2nd, 2010

Looks so moist and love the idea of these two together, tell you what will trade your cake for the pizza! :)

Mary  on February 2nd, 2010

@Kitchen Butterfly - I can join you to indulge together :D

@Mimi - Thank you very much. Give a try and see how you like it. All my friends liked it.

@pegasuslegend - Deal….will trade with you for your pizza :P Your pizza is A1. I think I will dream about it tonight ! :D

Catherine  on February 2nd, 2010

Great post Mary! This sounds and looks so good!

Faith  on February 2nd, 2010

You’re right, peanut butter and bananas are a delicious combination! I’ve never tried them together in a cake…I would love to try this!

Malar Gandhi  on February 2nd, 2010

First time here…its a pleasure to discover ur blog….you have a good collection of recipes, gone thro’ few today…will have to come back again to read more’. Everything sounds interesting to me. Keep up ur good work:)

Light Delight with TouTou  on February 2nd, 2010

I know it taste wonderful because I LOVE every single ingredients of this cake!!! I love the peanuts flavor very much, and I once made a cake that with chopped peanuts on top, and the cake base is with banana !!

I bet this must be really fulfilling :-D

Almost Slowfood  on February 2nd, 2010

I love banana bread and to pair it with peanut butter? Genius!

Mary  on February 3rd, 2010

@Catherine - Thank you very much.

@Faith - Let me know how you like it when you try. Have fun baking!

@Malar Gandhi - Thanks very much for visiting and for your lovely comment.

@Light Delight with TouTou - Great idea! Next time I’ll put icing and add crushed peanuts on top or crushed peanuts candy. That would be awesome :P

@Almost Slowfood - Thank you very much.

cheah  on February 3rd, 2010

Never thought of combining banana with peanut butter. It’s good to experiment though. Wonderful result!

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on February 3rd, 2010

Wow, this bread sounds perfectly delicious with banana and pb combination, yum!

Cajun Chef Ryan  on February 3rd, 2010

Wonderful cake here, and the rushing river is beautiful too!

CCR
=:~)

Anna  on February 3rd, 2010

Wow, it looks delicious my hubby would looooove this combination. He is crazy for peanut butter.

Krissy @ The Food Addicts  on February 3rd, 2010

oh nice! two of my favorite ingredients - banana and peanut butter! i never thought about combining them together to make a cake before. this does sound like a winner!

Mary  on February 3rd, 2010

@cheah - Yes, fun to experiment…but no fun when it fails :D I’m thankful that it turned out well.

@Natasha - 5 Star Foodie - Thank you very much.

@Cajun Chef Ryan - Thank you very much.

@Anna - Your hubby must be to peanut butter like me to condensed milk :D

@Krissy @ The Food Addicts - Thank you very much. Hope you try out. Happy baking!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on February 3rd, 2010

I feel a bit silly for not having put bananas with peanut butter before… they seem like they’d be the best of friends. I never liked peanut butter when I was younger though, so I guess I’m still catching up :) This looks DELICIOUS!

Shirley  on February 3rd, 2010

I’ve never combined peanut butter with a banana cake, should do that. That scenery is too good. Are you still snowed in?

kristy  on February 4th, 2010

Looks like a great combo here…banana & peanut butter! HHmmm..mm… I bet it smells wonderful!

Mary  on February 4th, 2010

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Thank you very much. I always thought it’s amazing how bananas go so well with peanut butter. They are really such a perfect pair :P

@Shirley - Yes, it has been snowing a lot this year and freezing cold here in Aberdeen. Driving can be quite dangerous. I can’t wait for summer to come.

@kristy - Moist and smells good :P

Caveman Cooking  on February 7th, 2010

Throw in some walnuts or pecans and I think I’m in love … with the bread, that is! ;) Sorry, M2 … the Cavewoman saw me first!! :lol:

Simply Life  on February 7th, 2010

banana + pb = YUUUUM!

Michael Cavinta  on May 11th, 2010

What a beautiful recipe! Banana cakes has been one of my favorite recipes since I was young. Thank you for sharing this great recipe as I would definitely tell my wife to give this a try. Banana cake is great alone, what more with peanut butter? Im definitely excited. This would go well with a hot cup of coffee made from my coffee makers machine at home. Kudos!

Shelly  on September 27th, 2010

I tried this recipe and all can say is AWESOME…the best cake i have tasted so far!!!

Mary  on September 28th, 2010

@Caveman Cooking - Oh yes, didn’t think of that. Must add pecans next time :D Thanks very much for suggesting!

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! Totally agree with you :D

@Michael Cavinta - Thanks very much, Michael! I love it with coffee, too. Now I think I need to get a good of coffee machine :D

@Shelly - Really glad to know that you tried it out and liked it :D Have fun with more baking :D

ellen  on January 17th, 2011

This receipe looks very interesting.
May I know what digestive biscuits to use?
Instead of using the biscuits, can i just use all flour?
thanks

Mary  on January 17th, 2011

@Ellen - Thanks very much for visiting, Ellen! You can use any digestive biscuits. I’m sure you can even use any types of plain biscuits. I like digestive biscuits for it’s crunch, flavour and high fibre. I’m afraid it would be different using flour. Not too sure whether that would work. A little risky I think. Hope this helps. Have fun baking :D

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