Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

What would we ever do without peanut butter?  The thick, rich and creamy spread that pretty much goes well with anything…  jelly, chocolate, maple syrup, butterscotchcelery (ew) and especially bananas and caramel!  I adapted my original Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe to make this banana version with a luxurious caramel frosting.  This Peanut Butter Banana Cake is incredibly decadent…  like, seriously decadent…  it’s dense, moist, rich and sweet, it’s hard to believe this cake is actually healthy, even for me and I’m the one who made it!

Guilt Free Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

I kind of hoard peanut butter because of all those Doomsday Preppers shows I’ve watched.  I mean, if a natural disaster were to strike (and pretty much every “prepper” is convinced on their impending doom) and I can’t have refrigerated food, I can at least have my peanut butter  ;)

Guilt Free Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

OH NO.  But, what if I run out of disposable spoons??  All those peanut butter jars without a scooping utensil?!?!  Oh wait, that’s what fingers are for…  mmmm, peanut butter-covered fingers  :)

But for now, since this isn’t the end of the world or anything, we can make this Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting — it will satisfy all of your dessert cravings, and because it’s healthy, you don’t have to feel guilty eating it!

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