Nordic banana almond cake

This banana cake is like out of this world for me:D Perhaps only smør makes it nordic. Anyhow, it is one of my favorites that can be made anywhere, anytime. Besides it just gets better and more moist each day. I made cream cheese frosting which is always fantastic, it just wasn’t photographed:) Enjoy!:)


     The cake

  • 1½ cups smashed very ripe bananas, 3 or 4 bananas
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200 g softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk/plain yogurt/sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150 g almond meal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • chopped almonds for topping, optionally

     Cream cheese frosting

  • 2 packs cream cheese (Philadelphia 200g x 2)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour a medium baking dish. Smash the bananas and mix in the lemon juice and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix just until combined. Add vanilla, salt, and buttermilk/yogurt/sour cream. Stir in banana puree and lemon juice. Add ground almonds, baking soda, cinnamon and flour mix.
  • Pour the cake batter evenly into the baking dish. Sprinkle with some chopped almonds (or almond flakes). Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cake. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  • To make cream cheese frosting: combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Spread over the cake.

Bon Appetit!


Hug each other! Everybody needs sunshine…and hugs! Hug right now:D This is Bjørni meeting his old friend who lives on the island (the photo was taken on the day the cake was made)




2 Comments Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Bananas and almonds are a really tasty combo!


    1. Mayasbeehive says:

      You’re right;) And almonds are best:D ♡


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