Banana Cake

Last night we went out with our friends Debbie and Mike. They are quite the non-profit duo. Debbie founded the timely and super innovative Wellness Initiative, while Mike runs Progress Now. Two cutting edge organizations out to make the world a better place. What could be cooler?

Here’s what. Their son Lee will celebrate his first birthday next week. And they have another little one due any day now! We talked about children and of course, my favorite topic delicious, healthy food. They asked if I had any ideas for their son’s birthday cake and told me that little Lee loves bananas.

Here’s what I came up with. Bake it in a loaf pan and it’s a delicious, healthy gluten free banana bread; bake it in a 9 inch cake pan and it’s a delicious, healthy gluten free banana cake. Either way, enjoy!

Banana Cake

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Servings 12



Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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Enjoy this delicious gluten free, dairy free banana cake plain or indulge with some cream cheese frosting for a super rich dessert. Either way, happy birthday!


87 responses to “Banana Cake”

  1. The first two times I made this banana cake I used regular almond flour and it turned out OK, though it sank in the middle. I thought the problem was the almond flour so this time I made it with blanched. The batter was so dry it turned into large dry crumbles. What am I doing wrong?

      • I am happy to report that after taking your suggestion that I read your information about almond flour, I made this cake again using Wellbee almond flour. The cake turned out beautifully and we now make it often, adding walnuts. One further question: does it freeze well?

  2. Hi Elana,
    Another fabulous recipe from your kitchen! I used unsalted butter in place of the oil, and honey rather than agave. I also baked in a loaf pan, because that is what I had. Absolutely love this banana bread as does my GF family.
    Thanks so much for all of the hard work you put into every recipe that you create.

  3. I made the recipe as muffins. They were the best muffins I’ve ever made and the best banana muffins I’ve ever eaten. I used coconut oil. Really, really good.

    • Maria when you made this, how long did you bake them AND you used coconut oil where/how much?i was going to try this tonight.

  4. This cake is very good as is. However I have doubled the wet ingredients and its amazing. So moist. As good as any “regular” cake I’ve ever had.

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