Simple Banana Cake Recipe

This yummy Banana Cake Recipe is a great way to use up some extra bananas. It’s so simple to make and allergen-friendly so that everyone can enjoy it!

This yummy Banana Cake Recipe is a great way to use up some extra bananas. It's so simple to make and allergen-friendly so that everyone can enjoy it! #bananacake #simplebananacake #bananacakerecipe #alergenfriendly #eggfree #dairyfree #nutfree #glutenfree

Simple Banana Cake

This cake is a great simple little recipe in case you have some ripe bananas lying around! Making a cake is something of a Mount Everest for me. Of course, I can make a regular cake, but what I’ve really been wanting to do is make a delicious allergen-friendly cake for my little one for his birthday. When one is allergic to eggs, dairy, wheat, and nuts… the cake is just one of those things on the list of things that is almost impossible to make. But, every little one should get to enjoy cake for their birthday!

This easy banana cake recipe can be made with regular flour or gluten free flour, and regular dairy products or non-dairy substitutes. I will have both methods in the directions. Either way, it’s delicious, simple, and easy to throw together when you need a yummy cake!

Simple Banana Cake Recipe

What You Need:

Simple Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients

In a bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, and applesauce. I used raw sugar so it looks a little brown.

Simple Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients

Add in the remaining ingredients, mix well so you don’t have any clumps of banana or flour left in the batter.

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Simple Banana Cake Recipe Batter

Pour the batter into a greased 9×9 (or equivalent) baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Simple Banana Cake Recipe

 

Enjoy plain or with your favorite frosting recipe!

–If you have plenty of bananas leftover you may also want to try out these Chocolate Banana Bars or this delicious Banana Bread Recipe! Or for something a little more fancy you could also make some of this Banana Cream Pie.

Need to print this to add to your Recipe Binder? Get the Basic Banana Cake recipe below:

Simple Banana Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter or Coconut Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 2 ripe mashed Bananas
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour or All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. n a bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, and applesauce. I used raw sugar so it looks a little brown.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients, mix well so you don't have any clumps of banana or flour left in the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 (or equivalent) baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Enjoy plain or with your favorite frosting recipe!

Looking for more allergen-friendly recipes? Here are a few posts you might enjoy:

Simple Cookie Recipes to Make Any Time of Year

Easy Gingerbread House Recipe

Wacky Cake; Chocolate Egg Free Cake Recipe

Fruit Filled Pumpkin Bites Recipe

No Nut Oatmeal Bites Recipe for Kids (Plus Free Printable!)

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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What are some of your favorite banana recipes to make?

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This Simple Banana Cake Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in January 2015. It has been updated as of January 2020.

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16 Comments

  1. Looks so yummy, love all your simple recipes. What frosting did you use on this cake–is the recipe on your blog? It looks so fluffy and delicious.

  2. I’ve faced similar challenges finding cake recipes with a vegan diet. Can your little one eat flaxseeds? They are gluten-free and I’m sure you’ve heard of a flax-egg (1 Tbsp. flax mixed with 3 Tbsp. water.) It works well in most recipes. Also, in most shortening-based recipes you can sub water for milk and add a bit more baking powder (baking soda for acidic fruits) and it turns out well. I’ve adapted plain vanilla, spice, chocolate, and fruit cakes by this method, and nobody even notices the difference, since the flavor is so good. I’ll have to try this banana cake recipe–looks delish. And Happy Birthday to your little one!

      1. Great! It’s all about experimenting with existing favorites, as well as searching online for new ones. Though I must say, the first two years of searching produced some really awful new recipes that we couldn’t stand! That was when I went back to many of my old favorites. This year I veganized all my favorite cookie recipes, making 12 doz. cookies for Christmas. They all worked wonderfully!

  3. Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. This banana cake looks so light and tender. I like how you can make it vegan and gluten free as I’m trying to expand my baking range. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  4. I’m so excited to see this recipe! I just started blogging for myself and anyone else interested simple recipes for intolerant diets like your little one has (very similar to my own.). I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Banana itself can work as an egg substitute in some recipes (1/2 banana per egg equivalent). I have become hooked on your site! Keep up the good work!

  5. Yum yum yum! These look super delicious. Stopping by from Dear Creatives link up. Would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello!

  6. This looks so good. I love that good bananas can always be found in the store. Will have to make this for my son. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  7. I made this cake a couple of days ago, and it is so good! Great way to use some of my home-canned applesauce, which gives the cake a nice color and texture. It seems to be a good keeping cake, too. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll surely be making it again.

  8. These are good recipes for gluten free if you consume flour type desserts.
    Our gluten free desserts have switched to Frozen Banana smoothies in yummy flavors such as chocolate, chocolate berry, carob (chocolate) P.B.
    chocolate mint. Also make berry flavors or add in apple crisp to smoothies. My autoimmune disease is pointing to non-flour foods, so I have made the switch for that reason.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Was wondering if you have any suggestions on making it sugar-free? We use honey instead.