Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing - traditional and gluten free recipes included
Love this recipe? PIN IT to your DINNER BOARD to save it!
Follow BAREFEET IN THE KITCHEN on Pinterest for more great recipes!

This Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing is a super moist banana cake filled with pecans and then drizzled with a creamy cinnamon cream cheese icing. Sturdy enough to slice thick or thin, this cake is perfect with a morning cup of coffee, as an afternoon snack, or for a late night dessert. My sister Jenny made this cake for us while we visited her for Christmas and everyone absolutely loved it.

My kids adore bananas and consume countless pounds of them each week. Typically, when I want to bake something with bananas, I have to plan ahead and hide some bananas so that they'll have a chance to over-ripen. I've bought so many bananas this month in attempts to bake and photograph this cake and my kids keep finding them and eating them!

I finally lucked out last week when I found several bunches of dark brown bananas at the grocery store. I was able to play with the recipe and today I'm sharing both traditional and gluten free versions of this Banana Bundt CakeAs much as we love banana bread (as evidenced herehere, herehere, and here, yes we do love banana bread!) sometimes you want something a little different. This banana cake is super easy to make and yet the end result is impressive enough to serve guests.

Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing - get the recipe at

Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
recipe adapted from Taste of Home via Cooking Classy
Yield: 12-16 servings
(printable recipe)

2 cups all purpose flour *
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium overripe bananas, mashed, about 1 1/4 cups
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans, plus 1/4 cup for topping

* Gluten Free Alternative:
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup potato starch
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Icing Ingredients:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
about 2 tablespoons milk, adjust as needed

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 10-12 cup bundt pan with butter and then dust with flour.  Set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Stir in the banana, and then add half of the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Add the sour cream, stir, and add the remaining dry ingredients. Stir until combined and then stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake about 40-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean or with crumbs. Cool 5 minutes in pan and then invert on wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy, adding a tablespoon of milk and then an additional teaspoon at a time to reach the desired consistency. Spoon the icing over the completely cooled cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Enjoy!
Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing - traditional and gluten free recipes at

Here are some more banana desserts you might like:
Banana Pudding {from scratch} by A Zesty Bite
Banana Split Brownie Trifle by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Gooey Banana Pudding Cake by Cook Crave Inspire
Fluffy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Grilled Bananas with Maple Creme Fraiche by Saving Room For Dessert
Easy Banana Creme Brulee by Tidy Mom


  1. I'm in need of a new bundt pan, and this is just the kick in the pants I need to go out and finally get a new one :)

  2. Cake is beautiful. So majastic on the cake plate. I believe if a ever marry again this is the cake. Going to make today. Enjoy your site very much. Keep up the good work.

  3. Your little helper is getting so big! Love your photos and the cake :) Have a great week!

  4. Made this cake today and it was delish. We loved it!

  5. Made this cake today just like the recipe posted. YUMMY and I do not think I will ever make banana bread in a loaf again. It would be just as good without frosting. However, frosting was very good and loved the cinnamon added to it. A keeper

  6. I made this and it's amazing!!