Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins
Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate was Elvis's favorite combination, but now it's a cake!
- 1 (18 ounce) yellow cake mix
- 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter, natuaral
- 2⁄3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 2⁄3 cup cocoa, hersery's dark
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- For the cake, put cake mix, mashed bananas, egg whites, and water in a large bowl. Beat well with a mixer for 2 minutes. grease two 9 inch cake pans, and pour batter into pans. Pour one pan more than the other, about 1 inch. Bake for 30 minutes.
- For Filling place peanut butter, powered sugar, and butter in a small mixing bowl. Cream until the ingredients are incorporated, and set aside.
- For frosting combine 1/2 cup butter and cococa in a medium bowl, and mix together. Alternate the powered sugar and milk by adding the powered sugar fist. Then stir in vanilla.
- Once the cake is cool, place the thinner one on the bottom. Spread half of the peanut butter filling on top. Cut the bigger cake in half. Place one on top of the peanut butter topped cake. Trim edges of cakes with a knife if necessary. Spread the remaining peanut butter filling on top of the second layer. Place the third cake layer on the top, and trim again. Spread frosting evenly over the top and the edges of the cake. Place slivered almonds around the bottom of the cake and in the center.
Very easy to make. I liked the combination of ingredients very much. The only thing I will do next time is double up on the peanut butter filling. Thanks for sharing :-)
This was awesome. The store didn't have dark cocoa so I used regular & it was still fabulous. Very rich. This one's a keeper!
My husband gives this recipe 5 stars! He said this is his new favorite cake. I thought it was different with the bannana flavored cake and peanut butter filling. The cake was so moist. The frosting went well with this. Thank you for the unique recipe!