Lower Carb Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Nutrition facts (per serving) - 1 slice

Calories = 500

Protein = 11g

Net Carbs = 23g

Fat = 39g

Fiber = 10g

PREP TIME - 25 MINS

BAKING TIME - 40 MINS

TOTAL TIME - 65 MINS

YIELD - one 8” x 4” round layered cake (16 servings)

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INGREDIENTS

Cake

  • 1-1/4 cups Barely Barley Low Carb Flour

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup equivalent sugar substitute (we used Truvia’s cane sugar blend, but any sugar substitute will work)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute (we used Swerve’s Brown sweetener, but any sugar substitute will work)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 4 medium bananas (ideally overripe)

  • 1-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2-1/2 cup equivalent powdered sugar substitute (we used Swerve Confectioner’s sweetener, but any sugar substitute will work)

  • Chocolate chips for garnish

Directions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat over to 350 deg F

  2. Coat two 8” round cake pans in non-stick spray

  3. Cream butter with sugar substitute until light and fluffy

  4. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time to butter mixture

  5. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients

  6. Slowly, pour dry ingredient into the butter mixture while mixing.

  7. Add sour cream and bananas to mixture and mix

  8. Divide batter into the two cake pans

  9. Bake from 35-40 minutes

Frosting:

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter together

  2. Add in remaining ingredients and beat until smooth and fluffy

  3. Chill frosting until cake is done cooking

Both:

  1. Once both cakes are done baking and frosting is beat thoroughly, place one layer of the cake on a cake stand or a larger plate

  2. Take half of the frosting and coat the cake with the frosting. spread until smooth

  3. Place the other cake layer on top of the first layer

  4. Spread the remaining frosting over the second cake until smooth

  5. Add chocolate chips for garnish if desired

  6. Enjoy a slice!