Pumpkin Banana Cake

Pumpkin Banana Cake is the perfect dessert for fall! Sweet and ripened bananas combine with rustic pumpkin to make a deliciously moist dessert topped with cream cheese frosting. This is a great non-pie alternative for Thanksgiving dessert.

Pumpkin Banana Cake

My kids love bananas. They would eat a banana over a plate of chicken nuggets any day. We go through bananas more than anything in our pantry! And on the rare occasion when our bananas get a little too ripe, the kids are thrilled to know that we’ll be doing something wonderfully delicious with them. And with fall in full swing, combining these delicious bananas with pumpkin seemed like the perfect idea. We were not disappointed with this cake!

If you’re like me, you’re not a huge fan of pie for dessert on Thanksgiving. I can’t be the only one who feels that way! If I’m going to have a fall dessert, I want something that tastes like fall but doesn’t look and taste like pie. I’m in charge of a non-pie dessert this Thanksgiving and Pumpkin Banana Cake is exactly what I’m going to bring. It’s easy to serve and just so darn tasty.

Pumpkin Banana Cake

This is a great cake for a fall get together. Whether you need a non-pie option for Thanksgiving or a dessert for Sunday dinner, Pumpkin Banana Cake is a great choice.

Bananas and pumpkin never tasted so good together. If you could take a sweet bite out of fall, this would be it! The pecans add a nice texture to the moist and smooth cake. And the cream cheese frosting makes this dessert heaven on a plate! Love it. This is a new favorite for sure. I can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving! It’s going to be a great non-pie option.

Pumpkin Banana Cake

Pumpkin Banana Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 c. pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • FROSTING
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 c. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture; stir in the bananas and pecans.
  3. Spread into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.
  4. For the frosting: In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar till desired consistency and taste is reached. Frost the cake and enjoy!
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I hope you love Pumpkin Banana Cake! Here are more of my favorite fall desserts:

Pumpkin Spice Krispy Treats

Pumpkin Spice Krispy Treats

30+ Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

30+ Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

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Comments

  1. says

    You talk about pecans in your description of this recipe and show it in the photos BUT….they are not noted in the cake ingredient list. How much pecans do you use for the recipe? Please advise.

    • Alli says

      Thank you for pointing that out! I use 1/2 c. chopped pecans for this recipe. Thanks again for the comment! I’m heading in to add that measurement right now.