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Thursday, September 5, 2019

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


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.



piece of banana peanut butter bacon Elvis sheet cake with remaining cake in background

    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.

peanut butter icing ingredients in saucepan ready to cook


    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
looking down at piece of banana sheet cake with peanut butter icing, bits of bacon and drizzle of honey in an homage to Elvis



More great banana and peanut butter treats



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dessert
American
Yield: 36 servings
Author:

Elvis Sheet Cake

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 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 55 M

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
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Toppings
  • 3-4 Tablespoons chopped crisp bacon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey

instructions:

How to cook Elvis Sheet Cake

Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a 13x18" 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.
Calories
181.11
Fat (grams)
10.00
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.09
Carbs (grams)
22.00
Fiber (grams)
0.57
Net carbs
21.43
Sugar (grams)
19.42
Protein (grams)
2.32
Sodium (milligrams)
202.53
Cholesterol (grams)
30.08
Created using The Recipes Generator


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.


52 comments:

  1. "Ya. I'm All Shook Up" about this one. I'm out of my take home containers now because you so generously shared your cake with everyone. Everyone really did enjoy it. It was the exclamation point after a great meal. Pops and KC can really throw down some ribs. (I think KC got the win for this one)

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    1. It was good food all the way around, that is for sure!

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    2. It was good food all the way around, that is for sure!

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  2. I was so relieved when I found out that was a honey drizzle and not bacon grease

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    1. Sheesh! Even I wouldn't take it that far... maybe!

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  3. If the recipe is associated with Elvis, it's gotta be good! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a unique recipe! I'll admit I've never thought of bacon as a dessert topping, but you only live once, right? I'm definitely curious now to try this flavor combination. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    1. It sounds like a strange combination, but it is delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. An awesome cake! I like the photos of the ribs, too:-) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thank you! We all enjoyed the cake and the ribs. Though I think everyone was overly full by the time we were done!

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  6. Thanks to Jax for being such a good helper. We love Elvis so I am sure we would love this too it looks very moreish. Thanks for bringing Elvis to Fridays Blog Booster Party #16

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    1. Thank you, thank you very much! ;-) We loved making the cake and eating it too!

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  7. The Elvis cake sure does look like a winner and your little beater helper is just adorable.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you, we enjoyed making it almost as much as eating it! Thanks for hosting, see you next week!

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  8. I was a major fan of Elvis when I was in high school (even though he died the year I was born)! This looks so interesting. I've pinned it. Coming by from Tasty Tuesdays.

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    1. That is fun! I hope you try the cake and love it. We all did. A couple of our friends are still talking about it!

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  9. Sounds like the perfect combo to me! You did good! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thank you! We really enjoyed it. I am tempted to make another one already! Thank you so much for hosting!

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  10. Yum! I'm all over this recipe! Printing it now and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you tomorrow for another party!

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    1. I hope you love it as much as we did! See you tomorrow!

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  11. Family time is always so special and you 'al sure have lots of great looking food. We would just love your Elvis Sheet Cake. Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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    1. We certainly eat well! It is fun that we are all able to get together as often as we do. Thank you so much for stopping by and for hosting!

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  12. How fun does this sound?? Totally Elvis!! Thank you for bringing your fabulous post to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you this weekend!

    Sadie Seasongoods

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to make and even more fun to eat!

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  13. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  14. This is really tempting to me! Thank you so much for sharing at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

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    1. It is definitely worth making, we all loved it! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  15. I am salivating over here! Looks so good. I'm going to check out your other cake recipes too. Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. We especially loved this one because it is different (and it fed my new found addiction to baking with bananas!) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  16. Can't wait to try it with my grandbabies as helpers! So glad you shared it with us over at Country Fair Blog Party! I hope you'll link up with us again on Sept 1st, we'd love to have you!
    Jan @ Tip Garden

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    1. I can't wait! I always love seeing what is going on at the Country Fair. I hope you love the cake.

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  17. Hi Carlee, this is an interesting mixture of flavours and I've never had a hot grilled peanut butter sandwich before, I never even knew it was a thing!

    I am pinning this recipe and one day I may just make it.

    xx

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    1. It is a strange sounding combo, but pretty darn delicious! Thanks, Debbie!

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  18. Are there any homes for sale next door to you? HA! I need to be the taste testing neighbor!! YUMMY!

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    1. I would love for you to move into the neighborhood! I could use more taste testers!

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  19. Hi Carlee, I'm with you on the dessert front. When I go out to eat I always browse the dessert section and choose my main meal around that. It's bad, but it's me. I don't often make dessert at home, but if I make cakes I like to freeze slices to have when I fancy a slice... Would this freeze okay? Probably not with the icing?... This sheet cake does sound a very interesting combination of flavours and it's one I would like to try. Walking season is nearly here and I do have a few walking friends who are also partial to a slice of cake - what more can a girl ask for?

    xx

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    1. I haven't tried freezing an icing like this, but I think it might hold up ok. My sweet tooth definitely gets the best of me too, so having people to help eat the treats definitely helps!

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  20. I love your sheet cake recipes! Hope you add a new one soon!

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  21. 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.

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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

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

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

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  25. 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

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!