Indulge in the Sweetness of Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake

Are you tired of the same old pound cake? Well, let me introduce you to a recipe that will change your mind. Our Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake Recipe will make your taste buds sing with sweetness and lightness unlike any other pound cake. This recipe stands out from your usual pound cakes, as it has an added twist of ripe bananas and brown sugar to create its moist and heavenly texture. It’s perfectly flavored with vanilla extract and cinnamon that brings the ultimate indulgent taste in every bite. With this recipe, I guarantee you won’t be able to resist having seconds or even thirds.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I find this recipe satisfying for both home-baked treats and special occasions. My passion for baking and experimenting with different ingredients has led me to share this recipe with you today. Don’t worry about the difficulty level; it is easy enough even for novice bakers who are new to making pound cakes.

The outcome of this Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake Recipe is a beautiful, delicious, amazing-looking cake that you can serve sliced with your favorite beverage or topped with some sliced pecans or sugar glaze. It’s perfect for any family gathering, birthdays or just because you feel like indulging without feeling guilty.

So put on your aprons, rolling pins ready, Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake
Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake

Are you looking for a delicious dessert that is both flavorful and easy to make? Look no further than this Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake recipe! This cake is the perfect treat for any occasion or just when you’re in need of a sweet pick-me-up.

What makes this cake so special are the ripe bananas, brown sugar glaze, and crunchy pecans folded into the batter. The combination of flavors is simply divine! Plus, it’s a great way to use up any bananas that might be going bad. You won’t even realize that you’re eating fruit because the taste is unbelievably delectable, whether you serve it as a dessert or have it for breakfast.

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to follow. There are only 13 ingredients and 10 steps needed for a perfect result. Anyone who knows their way around their kitchen can whip up this cake without breaking a sweat. And trust me when I say it’ll be worth it!

Not only does this cake look stunning when baked in a bundt pan, but it also smells divine when baking in an oven. You can feel confident serving this cake to friends and family with a cup of coffee or milk for a complete experience.

In a world where we’re always pressed for time, being able to whip up something quick and easy while still tantalizing your taste buds is a game-changer. Treat yourself to the best banana bundt cake by baking your own delicious Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake today!

Ingredient List

 Sweet bananas add a delicious twist to classic pound cake.
Sweet bananas add a delicious twist to classic pound cake.

Before we start prepping, let’s gather all the ingredients we need for this Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake recipe. You’ll need:

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 pound ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 and ½ cups brown sugar
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup milk

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Make sure not to forget any ingredient as each one plays an important role in making the perfect brown sugar banana pound cake. It’s better to make a quick run to the store before you start baking!

The Recipe How-To

 This cake is the perfect excuse to use up overripe bananas.
This cake is the perfect excuse to use up overripe bananas.

Now, for the best part of this article – The Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake Recipe. This delightful recipe combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the rich indulgence of brown sugar and butter in a moist, fluffy cake that is just perfect for a family gathering or a cozy evening at home. In this section, I will guide you through the step-by-step process to make this scrumptious cake, so don’t sweat it if you’re new to baking – I’m here to help. Ready? Let’s get started.


Before starting, we need to ensure that we have all the necessary ingredients for the recipe. Here are the ingredients needed for this Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Before preparing our ingredients, preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add brown sugar and beat until light and creamy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla extract.
  5. Mix in mashed bananas until fully combined.
  6. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl; add into wet ingredients little by little alternatively with the milk on low speed.
  7. Beat until mixture is completely smooth and uniform in texture.
  8. Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter or baking spray and pour the batter into it.
  9. Put it in the preheated oven and bake for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes while still in the pan before removing it.
  11. Transfer the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely before glazing or serving.

Brown Sugar Glaze

If you want to add a sweet finish to your Banana Pound Cake, then whip up this easy-to-make Brown Sugar Glaze:


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk until butter is completely melted and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking occasionally.
  4. Boil for about 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  5. Let it cool for a minute or so before drizzling over your cake.


Substitutions and Variations

 A moist and tender crumb that perfectly balances sweetness with richness.
A moist and tender crumb that perfectly balances sweetness with richness.

As a chef, I always encourage experimentation and personalization in the kitchen. If you don’t have all the ingredients listed or simply want to try something new, don’t be afraid to make substitutions and variations.

Firstly, if you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can use white sugar as a substitute. However, keep in mind that brown sugar provides a unique flavor and moisture to the cake that will be missed without it. You can try substituting light brown sugar for the best results.

For those who are not fond of nuts, pecans can be replaced with walnuts or even omitted altogether. The cake will still turn out delicious with a different flavor profile.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding other fruits such as blueberries or strawberries to the mix. The result will be a fruity twist on classic banana pound cake. Alternatively, you can use the same recipe but make cupcakes instead of a bundt cake.

For those who are looking for an extra boost of flavor, consider adding spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg to your batter before baking. This will give your cake a warming fragrance and create a cozy atmosphere when served.

If you’re feeling indulgent and want to take this cake to the next level, top it off with a cream cheese glaze instead of a brown sugar glaze. Simply mix cream cheese with powdered sugar and milk until smooth and creamy.

Remember that substitutions and variations can change the texture and taste of the final product. Play around with these adjustments based on your own preferences and limitations.

Serving and Pairing

 Bake up a slice of comfort with our Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake recipe.
Bake up a slice of comfort with our Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake recipe.

Of all the possible ways to enjoy this Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake, my favorite is a simple slice served with a spoonful of whipped cream or a dollop of ice cream. This cake is rich, moist, and dense while still maintaining a light fluffiness that makes it an excellent choice for dessert after any dinner.

Take this dish up another notch by serving it on a bed of sliced bananas, lightly drizzled with caramel sauce, creating a perfect balance of sweetness and texture in each bite. If you’re feeling daring and looking for something extraordinarily delicious, pair this cake with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness from the glaze and the richness from the cake combine perfectly with the bitterness of hot drinks, producing an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back for more.

For your convenience, you may also slice and toast your leftover pound cake servings for morning breakfast or mid-day snacks. The toasting of the bread provides additional depth and texture, elevating the flavor profile even further. This technique could double as an excellent opportunity to introduce children to baking with simple yet delicious recipes like this one.

Quick Tip: For those with nut allergies, omit the pecans from this recipe or opt to use an alternative ingredient like sunflower seeds or almond milk for pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't be able to resist the inviting aroma of this cake as it bakes.
You won’t be able to resist the inviting aroma of this cake as it bakes.

If you are planning on making this brown sugar banana pound cake recipe ahead of time, it’s important to know how to store and reheat it properly. This will ensure that your cake stays fresh and moist for as long as possible.

To make this cake ahead of time, you can prepare it up until the point where you add the glaze. Once the cake has cooled completely, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat the cake, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, remove the cake from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Once the cake is at room temperature, place it in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.

If you have leftover cake that you want to store, simply cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this cake for up to 3 months by tightly wrapping it in plastic wrap and then placing it in an airtight container or freezer bag.

When you’re ready to serve the cake again, simply remove it from the freezer and thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating as directed above.

This brown sugar banana pound cake recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and storing for a few days. Just be sure to follow these storage and reheating tips to keep your cake fresh and tasty even after a few days of refrigeration or freezing.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Brown sugar gives this cake an extra depth of flavor and a touch of caramel-like sweetness.
Brown sugar gives this cake an extra depth of flavor and a touch of caramel-like sweetness.

Baking a perfect Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake recipe can be tricky, but with the right tips and tricks, anyone can achieve a fluffy, moist and flavourful cake. Here are some tips to help you achieve baking success.

Firstly, ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature. This helps in creating a smooth batter and prevents overmixing. When butter is at room temperature, it mixes easily with other ingredients without separating or clumping.

Secondly, use ripe bananas that are dark yellow to almost black in colour with lots of black spots on the peel. Ripe bananas have developed natural sugars which are good for baking banana pound cake recipes. Use a fork or potato masher to mash bananas to avoid any large chunks in the batter.

Thirdly, do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a dense and dry cake. Mix only until ingredients are just combined for best results.

Fourthly, make sure to preheat your oven before baking the cake. This allows for even heat distribution throughout the oven and in turn an evenly browned cake.

Fifthly, don’t overfill your bundt pan- our recipe yields about ten cups of batter but depending on your pan size and shape, it may vary. Fill up halfway through the pan which allows the cake enough space to rise without overflowing.

Sixthly, let your bundt cake rest in its pan after it comes out of the oven for about ten minutes. This helps loosen it from the pan ensuring it doesn’t break apart when you remove it.

Seventhly, always make sure to test your cake’s doneness with a toothpick or cake tester before removing it from the oven completely. Insert the tester into the centre of the cake- if it comes out clean then its time to remove from oven- if its still wet then it requires more time

Finally, let your Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake cool down a bit before adding the brown sugar glaze or cream cheese glaze. The warm cake can cause the icing to become too runny and slide off the cake.

Now you’re all set to bake a perfect Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake! Use these tips to guide you on your baking journey, and you’ll have a delicious and beautiful-looking cake in no time.


Now that you know how to make a delicious, mouth-watering Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake, it’s time to address some frequently asked questions about this recipe. In this section, I will be providing answers to some of the most common inquiries that have been received about this recipe. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker, these helpful tips and answers will guarantee you achieve the perfect cake every time. So, let’s get to it!

What makes a pound cake fall apart?

When it comes to baking a cake, there are several factors that can result in an unsuccessful outcome. Moisture plays a crucial role here, as too little or too much of it can cause the cake to sink in the center. Another important aspect is planning, as hasty or disorganized preparation can lead to unintended mistakes. Oven temperature is yet another factor that can make or break your cake as incorrect temperature can cause uneven baking. Be mindful of your baking time as well, as under-baking can leave you with a uncooked cake. Proper emulsification is also critical to get the right texture, and too much leavening can cause the cake to rise excessively. Lastly, it’s worth noting that baking can be affected by difference in geography.

Why is pound cake so dry?

When preparing cakes, it is common to experience dryness due to a couple of possibilities. Firstly, over-baking the cake can cause dryness. Secondly, adding too much flour and not enough butter or sugar can also contribute to a dry outcome. In these situations, simply reducing the oven temperature or taking the cake out of the oven a few minutes earlier can be helpful in resolving the issue.

What is hummingbird pound cake?

Looking for a sweet, savory and moist cake recipe that is easy to make? Then you might want to try my version of the Hummingbird Cake. This recipe is a simplified twist on the original version, made much easier by baking it in a Bundt pan. The cake is packed with fresh bananas, juicy pineapple, crunchy pecans and an array of mouthwatering spices. Topped with a rich cream cheese glaze, this cake is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.

What makes a pound cake heavy?

It is advisable to use ingredients from reliable and known brands. Using store-brand sugar may not be the best option, as it tends to be finely ground and may result in a larger quantity of sugar per cup, which can cause your cake to sink. Similarly, store-brand butter may contain varying amounts of liquid fat or flour with hard wheat, leading to a heavier cake. Therefore, it is better to opt for name brands when it comes to these ingredients to ensure ideal results.

What does baking soda do to a pound cake?

When it comes to making cakes, using both baking soda and baking powder together can provide the best results for a fluffy and airy texture. Baking soda reacts quickly with acidic ingredients to help give an immediate lift, while baking powder continues to react with heat during baking to give an extra boost. This combination of leavening agents can be the key to achieving the perfect cake.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this brown sugar banana pound cake recipe is the perfect addition to any dessert spread or breakfast table. Its rich flavors and moist texture make it an instant crowd-pleaser, while its versatility allows for modifications and variations to satisfy every taste preference. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this recipe is perfect for both experienced bakers and beginners looking to impress their friends and family.

So why not give this recipe a try? It’s a guaranteed showstopper that will leave all your guests asking for the recipe. Plus, with the various substitutions and serving suggestions included, you can make it your own and tailor it to fit any occasion or craving.

Don’t settle for store-bought pound cakes that lack in flavor and depth. This homemade brown sugar banana pound cake puts all other pound cakes to shame. Give yourself and your taste buds a treat by baking this delicious cake today!

Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Banana Pound Cake Recipe

Warm banana bread with lots of brown sugar; what's not to love?
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 8608kcal


  • 1 lb light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 lb butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream butter, brown and white sugars until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in mashed bananas.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix milk and vanilla together.
  • Add flour and milk mixtures alternately to the first mixture.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Pour into a 10 inch well greased tube pan.
  • Bake for one to one and a half hours.
  • Cool completely.


Serving: 2331g | Calories: 8608kcal | Carbohydrates: 1014.6g | Protein: 95.1g | Fat: 483.9g | Saturated Fat: 254.2g | Cholesterol: 1940.3mg | Sodium: 5199.6mg | Fiber: 26.7g | Sugar: 675.6g

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