Mix up a simple batter bursting with banana, whole grains, and flavor for a healthy cake to celebrate a kids birthday or special event.
– Ripe bananas – Rolled oats – Eggs – Unsalted butter – Baking powder and baking soda – Cinnamon – Maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans with nonstick spray and line with rounds of parchment paper. Grease again with nonstick spray.
Place the oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into the bowl of a food processor. Grind about 30 seconds, or until the oats resemble a coarse flour.
Add the bananas, eggs, vanilla, butter, and maple syrup. Process for an additional 30 seconds or until the batter is smooth.
Divide the batter between the pans. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out cleanly.
Place pans onto a wire rack and let cakes cool completely in the pan. Discard parchment paper before frosting the cakes.
Make the frosting: Use an electric hand-held mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Beat until very smooth.
To frost, place one cake onto a plate, top with frosting. Place the second cake on top and spread the remaining frosting over top. Slice to serve.