Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! 🍌🎂  This cake is so sweet, moist, fluffy and delicious, it’s like Banana Bread in cake form…  and made secretly refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber and gluten free.

Fo realz y’all.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Easter is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  While my family and I never really had any Easter traditions, whenever I think of Easter, I automatically think of 2 things:

1.  Cadbury Mini Eggs

2.  2007’s Easter Sunday service

Now, I should probably explain #1.  As a kid, I was obsessed with basically everything that was terrible for me (aka storebought chocolates and candies of all kinds).  I would get these Cadbury Mini Eggs in the Costco-sized bags and go through about 1 bag per week.  I’m talking the 36oz bag people.

*whistles and looks away*

So anyways.  Moving onto #2.  The Easter Sunday service from 2007.  Back in 2007, I still lived in Connecticut and my family and I attended a service that was held at the beach.  Back then, it used to get crazy cold from October all the way up to April.  And March 2007 was furrreeeeeezing.  A few steps out of the car and my face was already frozen and felt like it was about to fall off my face.

We had arrived early and I decided to volunteer and help serve the attendees hot chocolate.  Not because I was such a good kid and wanted to help out (hehehe 😈), but because the volunteers got to stay slightly sheltered by the weather near the cabana, all alongside a big thermos tub thing full of delicious, sugary hot cocoa.

HOW COULD I SAY NO TO SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY 😁

Anyways, this Easter?  I’ll be indulging in something much tastier, much more satisfying, and secretly, oh so secretly, much healthier:  this Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.  Join me, will ya?

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

It’s got bananas…

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

And it’s got frosting!

Guilt-Free Cream Cheese Frosting.  Yes siree.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good… just eatin’ frosting straight up.  Hehehe  😏

But can you guess the secret ingredient that makes this cake soft yet dense, and fluffy yet moist?

Almond Meal!  *ding ding ding*

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal is made with whole, blanched sweet almonds.  Almonds are notoriously healthy nuts that provide manganese, vitamin E and protein.  They’re also low carb and naturally gluten free 👌

I’ve used this Almond Meal plenty of times before.  My favorite recipes include my Healthy Whole Orange Almond Cake and French Macarons.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

With each bite of this cake, with each banana bread-like bite, you’ll be instantly addicted.

You’ll need another bite.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

And another bite.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

And another bite.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But don’t you worry now.  This cake is good for ya.  It doesn’t taste like it, but it is.

Dreams?  They’ve come true!  🙌

2 8" layers

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

Cake:
Frosting:
  • 8oz Organic Neufchatel Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 6oz Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 88g (~⅔ cup) Powdered Erythritol

Directions:

For the Cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray 2 8” cake pans with cooking spray and line with 8” circle parchment paper liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, erythritol, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the mashed bananas, yogurt, almond milk, eggs, egg whites, vanilla extract, stevia extract and butter flavor.  Mix on low speed until completely even.  Turn off the mixer and dump in the dry ingredients.  Mix on medium speed, then high speed, until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.  Tap the pans on the counter a few times to level out the batter.  Bake for 55 minutes, or until the surface springs back when tapped.  Let cool completely in the pan.
For the Frosting:
  1. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add all of the ingredients and mix on high speed.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix until completely smooth.
  2. Frost the cake, then refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up.  Slice and serve!

Notes:

Keeps in the fridge covered with a cake dome for up to 3 days.
Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook.

Make sure to get your Bob’s Red Mill coupon here.

Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Yes people.  A large slice of sweet and delicious Banana Cake with a rich and luxurious Cream Cheese Frosting has only 310 calories.  Plus, 11g of filling fiber and a whopping 18g of protein  💪

BOOM.

Much better than the alternative, which has 560 calories, 94g carbohydrates and 68g sugar.  That’s more than ⅓ cup sugar in one slice  😷

Yeah, I’ll GLADLY skip all that unhealthy nonsense and instead, eat a slice (or two) of my healthified cake.

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I feel my conscience saying, “Eat another slice.”

I shall obey.

Always listen to your conscience people  😝😎

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This stuff is just good for the soul  🍌🎂😍

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls. All opinions are mine and mine alone!

13 comments on “Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Oh my God you’re so talented girl!!! Jessica this looks SO amazing. 18 grams of protein means I can eat this for breakfast because I too listen to my conscience 😉 Thanks so much for sharing <3

  2. I want to make this!

    …but I am allergic to bananas, but I ADORE all the other ingredients you’re using here…

    In total (for bananas + yogurt, there is 547 grams) – do you think I could just use 547 grams yogurt instead of bananas + yogurt? Thanks, love!

  3. This cake reminds me of one of my favorite pies…banana cream! It’s like banana cream pie in cake form. So yum! And I feel ya on that story. Just recently I went to a wedding of a coworker of mine in January. In Texas (but it was still pretty cold here in early January!) and she had her ceremony outside after the sun was already down. Everyone there was shivering!! So. Damn. Cold. I’m ready for Spring.

  4. An Easter mass on the beach?  What Im so jealous, but only if it was nice out lol!  But this cake is everything I need right now!  Its like a dressed up version of banana bread with frosting!  YUM!

  5. Can I make this cake and NOT SHARE IT with anyone?! This looks SO good!

  6. This looks delicious! Only query is it seems like there’s a lot of coconut flour – did you mix up the quantities for the almond and coconut flour by any chance? Can’t wait to get baking! 

  7. This does look really good… but it does have a lot of eggs! Is it possible to replace some or all of the whole eggs with flax or chai or something else?

  8. Hi, Jessica! I am always happy when there is a new recipe in your blog! I have been eyeing this recipe for a while and I thought that cream cheese frosting will be fabulous for carrot cake! I would like to inquire whether you can taste the tangy flavor of the Greek yogurt when you combine them with the other ingredients? 🙂

    • Awwww thank you so much Sara!
      I didn’t taste the yogurt in the frosting but maybe that’s because I was more focused on the flavor and texture of the delicious cake 😉
      If you’re really sensitive to the flavor of yogurt, then you can use cream cheese instead 😀

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