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Anytime Maple Banana Snack Cake

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Do you love snack cakes? If so, this Maple Banana Snack Cake is incredibly delicious with banana and maple flavors, a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s soft, tender, moist and utterly irresistible. Easy to make, it’s perfect “Anytime” you’re in the mood for a snack cake.

Serving of Maple Banana Snack Cake on a teal colored plate with more servings in the background

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We love anytime cakes! What that means to us is simple-to-make cakes that may or may not need frosting, or layering. Perfect for snacking but delicious enough to serve “anytime.”

If you love snack cakes, you may also love our always popular Anytime Almond Cake or Anytime Apple Cake.

Top view of Maple Banana Snack Cake cut into squares for serving on a round wood board

Maple Banana Snack Cake Ingredients

This simple snack cake is made with pantry ingredients you likely have on hand. While the exact measurements are in the recipe card below, here is an overview of what you will need:

  • Butter, softened to room temperature (salted or unsalted)
  • Brown sugar for sweetness
  • Large eggs to bind and stabilize the snack cake
  • Ripe bananas, mashed
  • Cooking oil
  • Maple syrup for delicious flavor
  • Ground cinnamon because for me, I can’t imagine banana anything without the warming flavor of cinnamon!
  • Vanilla extract because doesn’t all cakes benefit from vanilla?!
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder and baking soda for leavening
Side view of Maple Banana Snack Cake square serving on a plate

It’s easier to cream together the sugar and butter if using an electric mixer or stand mixer, but it can also be done by hand too.

You will also need a square 8×8-inch baking pan, but I’ve also made this using a 9×9-inch baking pan as well. The only difference is the height of the snack cake. For me, the baking time remained about the same.

Top view of unbaked Maple Banana Snack Cake in a silver square baking pan

How to Make this easy Banana Snack Cake

Again, the step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card below, but this brief overview will give you an idea of how easy it is to make this snack cake!

Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F and greasing a baking pan with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper for easy removal from the pan.

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and then stir in the mashed banana, cooking oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients and stir into the banana mixture until just combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

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Stack of 2 squares of Banana Snack Cake with more servings in the background
Serving of Maple Banana Snack Cake on a teal colored plate with more servings in the background

Easy Maple Banana Snack Cake

Maple Banana Snack Cake is incredibly delicious with banana and maple flavors, a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Soft, moist and irresistible.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8×8-inch square baking pan (or 9-inch) with nonstick spray. You can also line it with parchment paper with overhanging sides for easy removal.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs and then stir in the mashed banana, cooking oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture until just combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. Let the snack cake cool completely before cutting into servings.

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Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snack cake, banana snack cake

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! This is an excellent version of the banana bread, and perfect for a snack on my daily commute back from work.

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