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Banana Cake on a white plate

Easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

  • Author: Colleen
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sometimes you just need banana bread, but actually make that cake…. with icing. Like a whole lot of thick cinnamon cream cheese icing. Can you say YUMMM.


  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour 
  • 1 cup gluten free flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe mashed banana (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

For the icing:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, gluten free flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir to combine.
  5. Pour into baking dish and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before frosting.
  7. For the Frosting: Whip together the cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly beat in the powered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Frost cake and enjoy!


  1. I have not tried different types of ingredients, different flours, etc. Typically almond flour and gluten free flour are fairly interchangeable with each other as well as all purpose flour. However I have’t tried any swaps and can’t guarantee the results.
  2. Let your cake cool completely before frosting.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cake, banana cake, gluten free cake