Grain-Free Banana Cake with Cashew “Cream Cheese” Frosting

Grain-free banana cake made with almond flour is a healthy dessert (or breakfast!) recipe perfect for sharing. Whip up a cashew-based “cream cheese” frosting for an otherworldly experience!

Grain-Free Banana Cake with Cashew "Cream Cheese" Frosting - made with almond flour, tapioca flour and pure maple syrup for a healthy dessert or breakfast recipe #paleo | TheRoastedRoot.net

Ever have a 6-banana cake?

Yeah me neither…that is, until this lump of love joy landed in my life.

If you’ve never consumed a 6-banana something, now is your time to do so! This grain-free banana cake with cashew “cream cheese” frosting is the perfect warmly-spiced naturally sweet dessert. 

Recipe Highlights:

  • Banana-ed AF
  • Grain-Free and gluten-free made with almond flour
  • Refined Sugar-free (sweetened mostly with banana, with a touch of pure maple syrup)
  • Oil-free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Super moist and fluffy
  • Fun to make!

Paleo Banana Cake with cashew "cream cheese" frosting - grain-free, refined sugar-free and healthy enough for breakfast! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Inspired by my classic Paleo Banana Bread Recipe, this banana cake is a complete gem of a recipe. It is grain-free and gluten-free, so ideal for those with celiac or gluten intolerance. It is refined sugar-free, which is awesome for those who try to avoid processed sugars and keep things au natural. Finally, it is dairy-free for those with lactose intolerance, or for folks like me who don’t do marvelously with dairy and try to limit their intake.

Made with almond flour, tapioca flour, and pure maple syrup, this cake requires zero oil, but you’d never know it given how moist and decadent it turns out! You probably already have everything you need to make it!

That cashew-based cream cheese frosting is where it is at! Don’t skip it! Or if you do eat dairy, feel free to use a standard cream cheese frosting. But whatever you do, let there be CHEESE (<- even if it’s vegan…and…well…cheese-less).

Grain-Free Paleo Banana Cake made with almond flour - a healthy dessert or breakfast recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

How to Make Grain-Free Banana Cake:

Begin by preparing a batch of my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting. You can do this up to 5 days ahead of time!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 9” cake pan with parchment paper.

Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl until nice and creamy. You can leave some chunk in there…whatever you’re feeling! Whisk in the eggs, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well-combined.

In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt.

Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the banana mixture and stir until well-combined. 

[NOTE: If you’re lazy like me, you can simply toss all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth in order to prepare the batter].

Transfer the batter to the parchment-lined baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven 55 to 65 minutes, or until golden-brown around the edges and the center feels firm when poked.

Paleo banana cake

Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool at least 1 hour before frosting with vegan cream cheese frosting.

Gluten-Free Paleo Banana Cake made with almond flour and pure maple syrup for a healthy and delicious breakfast or dessert | TheRoastedRoot.net

The way I see it, this cake is perfect for preparing for friends and family, or for making and saving. It saves very well in the freezer! It is one of those crowd-pleasing healthy desserts that no one will believe is gluten-free, and everyone will love, regardless of dietary restrictions. 

BONUS: you can 200% serve this for breakfast or brunch, you little devil, you!

Banana cake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do!

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Gluten-Free Paleo Banana Cake made with almond flour and pure maple syrup for a healthy and delicious breakfast or dessert | TheRoastedRoot.net

Grain-Free Banana Cake

Paleo banana snack cake with vegan cream cheese frosting for an epic dessert or breakfast!

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  1. Prepare a batch of my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting. You can do this up to 5 days ahead of time!

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 9” cake pan with parchment paper.

  3. Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl until nice and creamy. You can leave some chunk in there…whatever you’re feeling! Whisk in the eggs, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well-combined.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the banana mixture and stir until well-combined. 

  5. Transfer the batter to the parchment-lined baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven 55 to 65 minutes, or until golden-brown around the edges and the center feels firm when poked.

  6. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool at least 1 hour before frosting with vegan cream cheese frosting.

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Grain-Free Banana Cake with Cashew “Cream Cheese” Frosting