Spiced Banana Cake

Spiced Banana Cake

Difficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour

  • 1 TSP baking powder

  • 1 TSP baking soda

  • 1 TSP pumpkin pie spice mix

  • ½ TSP ground cinnamon

  • ¼ TSP ground cardamom

  • ½ TSP ground ginger

  • ¼ TSP garam masala

  • ½ TSP salt

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 3 over ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 TBSP black strap molasses

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 TSP vanilla bean paste


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, peel and mash bananas using the back of a fork. Next add milk and spices, mix thoroughly to combine. Set aside.
  • Cream together softened butter, sugar and molasses in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer for about 4 minutes or until the butter mixture is light and fluffy. Then gently stir in banana mixture and stir to combine with a rubber spatula. Next, add in flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer, until flour is just incorporated. Then switch to a rubber spatula and continue to fold in batter until any remaining flour is well incorporated.
  • Transfer batter to 10” cast iron skillet and bake for 60 minutes, starting to check doneness around 45 minutes or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from pan completely. Serve with cinnamon spiced whipped cream.

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