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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Moist banana cake topped with creamy, fluffy, super peanut buttery, chocolatey cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, cream cheese frosting, moist
Servings: 24 pieces - 1 (9 x 13 in) pan
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Banana Bars

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt room temperature, I used full fat
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

Banana Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 in glass baking pan.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy, about one - two minutes.
  • Add in eggs and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in greek yogurt and vanilla.
  • Add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in banana until evenly incorporated. Don't over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, cover with foil and bake another 10 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Using your stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about one - two minutes.
  • Mix in peanut butter.
  • Add in heavy cream and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.

Assembly

  • Frost cooled banana cake with frosting and serve immediately.*

Video

Notes

* If you're not serving these bars immediately, store the cooled bars, covered, at room temperature. Store the frosting in tupperware in the fridge. Before serving, let the frosting soften at room temperature before frosting the bars.
**Freeze cake without frosting.
Cake recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.8mg