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Elvis Sheet Cake {Banana sheet cake with Peanut Butter frosting, Bacon and Honey}

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Banana sheet cake topped with a glossy peanut butter icing is delicious. To make it an ode to Elvis himself we added some chopped bacon and a drizzle of honey. This cake is a delicious way to enjoy the King’s favorite sandwich combo.

close shot of first slice of elvis sheet cake being lifted out of sheet pan

     Enjoy that sweet and salty combo like the king of rock and roll.  This Elvis sheet cake combines bananas, peanut butter, bacon and honey in the most tasty way. 

The banana sheet cake whips up quickly and is topped with a pour over peanut butter icing.  You can stop there, but to give it that Elvis touch add a bit of bacon and honey to bring it all together.

Slice of banana sheet cake with peanut butter icing and bits of bacon on top.

    I have had this idea in my head for a while now.  Have you ever just stewed on something you want to make like that?

     I have been so anxious to make it, but haven’t had the right opportunity.  I try not to make desserts for just the three of us.

Ingredients for pour over peanut butter icing in saucepan.

    My husband usually doesn’t eat dessert multiple days in a row.  I however have no problem eating dessert multiple meals in a row…. it’s a gift.  Try not to be too jealous!

   Anyway, for my own preservation (and sanity) it is best if I make desserts when there are other people around to share.

   Do you feel me?  I can’t be alone when I say my sweet tooth has a mind of its own.  It is quite persuasive and who am I to object to its needs?

peanut butter icing in saucepan with whisk, ready for cake.

   Family dinner would be the perfect opportunity to make such things.  The problem is MiMi always has her own ideas.

     Apparently her house, her dessert.  I know, we sound like a dysfunctional family! The struggle is real.

    So, when K.C. and Pops decided last minute to have a rib throw-down, I seized the opportunity and offered to be the dessert committee.  After all, the only right thing to do after a ribfest is to have a dessert with bacon!

pouring peanut butter icing over banana sheet cake.

   Of course the inspiration is the famous Elvis inspired sandwich.  So I used some ripe bananas to make a sheet cake.

     Then I made a Texas sheet cake style peanut butter icing. I love how easy they are because you just pour them over the cake.

    It really would be delicious just like that, but to take it to the next level I added bacon and a drizzle of honey.  It helps add layers of flavor and a bit of that sweet and salty finish.
 
 

lifting first piece of banana peanut butter bacon Elvis sheet cake out of pan.

   Little Dude was my big kitchen helper for this recipe as well.  He dumped the ingredients in the mixer bowl, made sure the mixer didn’t go anywhere while in operation and of course licked the beaters!

   Everyone who has tried it has wrinkled their nose a bit at the idea of it, but nobody has had trouble finishing their piece.  

In fact my siblings all took an extra piece home with them.  The rest of the cake was quickly eaten by the friends and family the next day.

Alternative topping ideas for your banana sheet cake

Not feeling the bacon and honey topping on this cake? Don’t let that deter you. You can eat it without or add some of these other fun ideas:

  • chopped peanuts
  • broken up pieces of banana chips
  • sprinkles
  • mini chocolate chips
Slice of banana sheet cake with peanut butter icing and bacon bits on a dessert plate with sheet pan and remaining cake in background.

More great banana and peanut butter treats

Yield: 36 Servings

Elvis Sheet Cake {Banana sheet cake with Peanut Butter frosting, Bacon and Honey}

lifting first piece of banana peanut butter bacon Elvis sheet cake out of pan.

Banana sheet cake topped with a glossy peanut butter icing is delicious. To make it an ode to Elvis himself we added some chopped bacon and a drizzle of honey. This cake is a delicious way to enjoy the King’s favorite sandwich combo.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Toppings

  • 4 Tablespoons chopped crisp bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 13×18″ half sheet pan (I used this one)
  2. Mix milk and vinegar, set aside
  3. In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add bananas, eggs & vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture. Add milk mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Spread in prepared sheet pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating half way through bake time. Remove from oven and frost while warm.


Frosting

  1. In a saucepan, cook peanut butter, butter and milk over medium low heat until it starts to bubble. Be sure to stir constantly.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and whisk well until all lumps are gone. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour over warm cake and spread slightly. Sprinkle with bacon and/or drizzle with honey if desired.
  4. Cool completely before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Banana sheet cake topped with a glossy peanut butter icing is delicious. To make it an ode to Elvis himself we added some chopped bacon and a drizzle of honey. This cake is a delicious way to enjoy the King's favorite sandwich combo.

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Miz Helen

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Congratulations, your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,450! Thanks so much for sharinig your talent with us and have a wonderful week. Miz Helen

Anonymous

Saturday 14th of September 2019

The pic looked like toffee bits. Would that taste go with the banana and peanut butter?

Carlee

Saturday 14th of September 2019

That would be absolutely delicious! Toffee, banana and peanut butter would be a great mix. Now I want to bake another cake!

Anonymous

Friday 13th of September 2019

Can this be baked in any other size pan? If so, for how long?I

Carlee

Saturday 14th of September 2019

I am sure you could do it in a 9x13" but I haven't tried it so I'm not sure how long. I'd guess 40-45 minutes, but I'd keep a close eye on it. Otherwise you could make Di's banana cake and cover it with the peanut butter icing from this recipe. I know it would be amazing! https://www.cookingwithcarlee.com/2015/02/dis-banana-cake.html

Anonymous

Friday 13th of September 2019

I think we all agree that it looks and sounds delicious but has anybody actually made it?

Carlee

Saturday 14th of September 2019

I have! Several times. And my family loves it every time! =)

Amy

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

I'm afraid that I have to stop before the bacon and honey. The rest of this cake sounds wonderful. Maybe I should try it with the bacon and honey just for my son-in-law.

Carlee

Saturday 14th of September 2019

The peanut butter and banana would be wonderful on their own! You could always do half and half too ;-)