Recipe Review

Cinnamon Roll Banana Cake Is the Super-Simple All-Day Treat You’ll Want to Make Every Week

updated Jul 4, 2023
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cinnamon rolls are in a white baking tin on top of parchment paper with one on a plate near it fully iced
Credit: Photo: Shanika from Orchids + Sweet Tea

Have you ever browsed your social media “explore” page and come across a recipe that you just could not wait to try for yourself? If so, then you know exactly how I felt after discovering Eloise Head of Fitwaffle Kitchen‘s recipe for cinnamon roll banana cake. The perfect mix between a breakfast pastry, afternoon snack, and evening dessert, this versatile cake may become your go-to way to satisfy your cravings any time of the day.

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Banana Cake

To make it, starting with the cinnamon swirl: Mix together light brown sugar, unsalted butter, and cinnamon. Set to the side, and begin working on the cake. Combine plain flour, caster sugar, and baking powder. Once combined, whisk in whole milk, vanilla, eggs, and unsalted butter. Then fold mashed bananas into the cake batter.

Pour the batter into an 8×10-inch baking tray and grab the cinnamon swirl that was set aside. Place dollops of the cinnamon swirl throughout the tray and, with a knife, shape the cinnamon swirl into your desired pattern. Place the tin into the oven on 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes.

Preparing the Glaze

To prepare the glaze, mix together icing sugar and milk until smooth, before pouring the glaze over the now-removed warm cake. Spread the glaze evenly and let set until cool. All that is left now is to cut a slice (whether a center piece or a corner), sit back, and enjoy!

If you’re anything like me and enjoy eating desserts throughout the day, check out these other versatile treat recipes for pumpkin banana bread and carrot cake coffee cake.