Gluten Free Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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

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

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

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

And another bite.

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!

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

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Did you make this recipe? Leave a review »

Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Servings: 2 8" layers
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
This Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is so sweet, moist, fluffy and delicious, it's like Banana Bread in cake form, made secretly refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, and gluten free too!

Ingredients

Cake:

Frosting:

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

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray 2 8” cake pans with cooking spray and line with 8” circle parchment paper liners.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, erythritol, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Frost the cake, then refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up.  Slice and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/10th of cake + frosting)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 9g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 30%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Gluten Free, High Protein, Refined Sugar Free

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.

.

With love and good eats,

.

– Jess

.

29 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!

    • Oh no! A banana allergy! This cake recipe was adapted from my Low-Carb Vanilla Cake recipe, which uses applesauce and yogurt instead of banana and yogurt. However, the measurements are a little different… banana doesn’t sub applesauce at a 1:1 ratio.
      I don’t think yogurt will work very well in place of all of that banana. The cake might turn out too dense or moist. Sorry Sophie!
      -Jess

      • Thanks for replying in any case 🙂 You’re awesome! I will try the other cake perhaps…!!!!!

  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 😀

  9. Pingback: Healthy Gingerbread Cookies recipe: refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan

  10. Pingback: 10 Healthy Pantry Staples for the Busy, Hungry, Sweet Tooth in You!

  11. Made this today and it turned out great! I was really impressed with the moist texture and great flavor. It really is like banana bread cake.
    I replaced the egg whites with meringue powder prepared according to directions because I didn’t have that many eggs. I also used grass-fed butter in the frosting in place of Greek yogurt, and I added a little heavy cream to lighten the texture. Delish!

  12. Pingback: Healthy Matcha Green Tea French Macarons | Low Fat, Gluten Free

  13. Pingback: Healthy Raspberry French Macarons Recipe | Low Fat, Gluten Free

  14. Pingback: Healthy Raspberry French Macarons Recipe - The Healthy Cooking Source

  15. Can you freeze any leftover for later?

  16. Pingback: Easy Vegan Sticky Buns Recipe | FoodWeLove.net

  17. Pingback: Healthy Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe | Sugar Free, Gluten Free

  18. Pingback: Healthy Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe | Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Paleo

  19. Sarah U Rufledt

    Hi! I want to make this for my son’s birthday but with some adjustments. Is it possible to use less bananas? What can I use in place of bananas if i wanted to use one or two instead of three?

  20. Pingback: Easy Vegan Sticky Buns Recipe | Low Sugar, Dairy Free, Vegan

  21. Pingback: Healthy Hummingbird Cake | refined sugar free, high protein, whole grain

  22. Pingback: SECRET Ingredient Green Velvet Cake! Like Red Velvet Cake, but green!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *