Egg-Free Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

21 Mar


So excited to be having a sweet treat!

So excited to be having a sweet treat!

Egg-Free Banana Cake
2 cups flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons baking powder
5 ripe, mashed bananas
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoons lemon peel
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup orange juice

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray two 8 inch pans with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, both sugars, baking soda, & baking powder. Then, stir in the rest of the ingredients. If batter is too thick (hard to stir), add a small amount of juice.
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons milk

Cream butter for 2-3 minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed.
Turn off the mixer & sift powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl.
Turn the mixer on the lowest speed until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter.
Increase mixer speed to medium, add vanilla extract, salt, and milk & beat for 3 minutes.
*If your frosting needs a thicker consistency, add a little more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned, add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Put frosting on the cooled cakes and enjoy…be careful because it’s very addicting!

23 Responses to “Egg-Free Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

  1. jassap March 21, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Ahhhhh, the joy!
    Lila is quite the little chef, too.
    Thanks for sharing the yummy sounding recipe, Amanda.

  2. Megan March 21, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    That cake looks incredible!

  3. Lisa March 21, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    I have most of this need 2 things will get today

    • In Real Life March 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      Let me know what you think:)

      • Lisa March 22, 2013 at 10:52 am #

        I am doing it today and I reposted on my twitter or FB cant remember lack of sleep. I know someone will be making it also.

      • In Real Life March 22, 2013 at 10:54 am #

        That dang lack of sleep always gets in the way!

  4. panoramaofthoughts March 21, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Looks so delicious!

    • yasmingoska March 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      It is MUST TRY recipe. Yummy

  5. bakedbyiris March 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Aaah! Brilliant pictures, little ones and also cake look happy 🙂

  6. egangauntt March 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    this looks amazing. maybe i can conquer my fear of cake baking with this one!!

  7. theoptimistkitchen March 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    This looks great! Will have to try for my little one who is allergic to eggs, too!

  8. Growing Up in the Garden March 23, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    This recipe looks delicious! I am going to try it the next time we make banana bread. If you are interested in an egg-free zucchini bread recipe this one is great:

    We have made it several times (omitting arrow root) and it has gotten many compliments!

    • In Real Life March 23, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      Thanks! I’ll be trying it next week. We’ve been looking for a good bread recipe.

  9. ButterSugarFlowers April 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    This looks delicious, and I’m always happy to find egg-free cakes. Dairy free or even gluten free seem easier to find, but eggs are easier to depend on and harder to omit in baking. Thanks for sharing. (And that photo of your little one is adorable!)

  10. Anjo Angela Lim April 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Hey, he looks exactly like how I do after sticking my face in all the cakes I buy. So adorable!!! ❤ And the cake loves fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us photos of both your family and food 🙂

  11. kaleandsquats April 3, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Recipe looks great. I’m going to try this but substitute the dairy for dairy free versions. I’ll let you know how it turns out – Thanks!

  12. betterbitesct April 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Kudos to you, that cake looks amazing! Your son seems to be enjoying it 🙂

  13. justmommatters April 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Yum! This sounds fantastic, can’t wait to try it!

  14. nurturemybaby April 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I will have to try this, I have a toddler that has an egg intolerance. I am hungry now….I’ll be making it as much for me as for him, as I am breastfeeding him, even if I eat egg it seems cause symptoms.

    • In Real Life April 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      It’s pretty tasty, I made it again last week:) When I was nursing, we had such a problem with his allergies…it wasn’t until he started eating real food that we pinned them down.

      • nurturemybaby April 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

        EEK, that must be really hard. I am lucky that it is just eggs we need to worry about.

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