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Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

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My Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe makes the perfect sweet treat any day of the week….and the icing! Just you wait.

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Warm, buttery cinnamon roll flavors swirled throughout a banana bread cake….do I have your attention? Haha!

This sheet cake is perfect for any upcoming summer parties, picnics, you name it!

If you’ve got bananas around the house that have browned, this is the cake for you. Enjoy!

Prepare The Cake

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Add your butter and sugars to get started.

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Mashed bananas and sour cream up next.

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Dry ingredients up next then give a good mix.

Pour Batter Into Baking Pan

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Pour right into a half sheet size baking pan lined with parchment….don’t use wax paper like I did. Big mistake πŸ™‚

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Drizzle your cinnamon sugar mixture on top.

Swirl Cinnamon Drizzle

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Run a knife through and give it a swirl πŸ™‚

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Ahhhh, perfect. Time to bake!


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Seriously the best. Swirls of buttery cinnamon sugar throughout the whole cake.

Prepare Your Icing

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Time for the cream cheese brown butter icing! Pour your hot browned butter over softened cream cheese and whisk like crazy. This will take a couple minutes to get smooth, don’t worry πŸ™‚ Β Just keep whisking.

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Add your powdered sugar in batches and whisk until thick, but not too thick.

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The icing should still drizzle over your warm cake like so. Spread it evenly with an offset spatula and let cool.

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe


Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Sheet Cake RecipePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed bananas, about 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Brown Butter Icing

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk or regular milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a half sheet baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter, sugar, sour cream and bananas into stand mixer, mixing until well combined. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mixing until well combined. Transfer to prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
  3. Place melted butter into a medium mixing bowl, add brown sugar and cinnamon mixing well. Drizzle over cake batter then take a knife to swirl throughout. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until baked through.
  4. When cake is done baking, prepare brown butter icing. Brown butter in a small saucepan until bubbly and browned. Place softened cream cheese into a large mixing bowl. Pour browned butter over cream cheese whisking until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and almond milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake and spread evenly. Let cool completely then cut into squares and serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 24 Servings

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  1. 1

    Cinnamon rolls + banana bread = two of my fave recipes ever. And you made them into one. With cream cheese icing with browned butter. I love this! pinned

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    This cake looks like something I would like! And I always have leftover bananas! Must try recipe πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    Cinnamon rolls are my fav, and banana bread is my husbands fav and we both LOVE cream cheese icing. This is absolutely perfect! Pinned!

  4. 4 This looks WAY too good.

  5. 5
    Tieghan says:

    Whoa! These are awesome! Such a great idea to combine cinnamon rolls and banana bread!!

  6. 6

    Cinnamon rolls, banana bread, cake…all in one? I’m down! Looks absolutely delicious, and oh, so sinful. Yum.

  7. 7

    Looks incredible, Jenny! Good thing I have a few bananas to use up.

  8. 8
    Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thanks so much.

  9. 9
    Dani Johnson says:

    Once again, you amaze me. This looks SO good! I love to make banana bread so I usually have bananas in the freezer and I have a pretty good idea that this will make it onto our Memorial Day menu. Thanks for sharing!

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    OMG!! This looks off the charts, Jenny!! Can’t wait to try!

  12. 12

    um, yes. you have my attention! I could cry that looks so good JennY! I can’t eat, but I can dream….

  13. 13

    This is fantastic! Love everything about this sheet cake. πŸ™‚

  14. 14

    That frosting!!! This looks amazing!

  15. 15
    Ellen Marie Dumer says:

    Please fix your Pinterest link! Love so many of your recipes. This one is being prepared for day after wedding brunch!

  16. 16
    marla says:

    Wish I could dive into this sheet cake right now!

  17. 17

    Oh my word this looks good! I can’t even stand that frosting!

  18. 18
    Gaby says:

    I would be tempted to have this for breakfast!

  19. 19
    Casey says:

    Yum! This would definitely be classified as “breakfast food” in my house πŸ˜‰

  20. 20
    Gloria says:

    This looks yummy & I have a pile of ripe bananas to do something with. Can you please tell me the measurements of your 1/2 sheet pan you use?

  21. 21

    Are you kidding me with this? YESSSS. So good!

  22. 22

    YUM! I have like 6 bananas at home too, now I know what to do with them!!

  23. 23
    kelli says:

    Wow this looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions for a good substitute if you happen to be allergic to bananas?

    • 23.1
      KMC says:

      I’m allergic to bananas, but have no problem eating them if they’ve been cooked, like banana bread. Have you ever tried?

  24. 24
    Linda K. says:

    I am making this right now. The house smells heavenly.

  25. 25
    Sara C. says:

    Just made this… it is heavenly. And yes, the frosting did take a couple minutes to smooth out and it was worth it! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!

  26. 26

    Just when I didn’t think Banana Bread couldn’t get any better it married a cinnamon roll and had this a “cinnamon roll banana bread” baby! LUV IT!

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    Melissa says:

    I just made this and it tastes great. Thanks for the post!

  29. 29
    Dyana says:

    Oh my goodness!! I just made this and it tastes incredible! Thank you for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

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    Karen says:

    This is hands down the best banana cake/bread/bar recipe I have ever tried. My grandson cannot have eggs so I am always trying to find delicious eggless recipes. I found that it is better the next day,firmer and bar like. I used 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder they came out higher than the ones shown. My family loves this recipe which makes me very happy!

  31. 31
    Julie says:

    Hi, a couple of questions. How far ahead can this be made? Can this be frozen?

  32. 32
    Jennifer says:

    Hello! I had to comment on these because I just made these. I am now, obsessed. These have saved my sanity and I wanted to thank you for posting this recipe. You honestly do not know how much of a bad day today started and now how much of a good thing baking and smelling banana and cinnamon together have changed my outlook on the rest of this blessed day. Thank you.

  33. 33

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    Megan says:

    Just baked and this smells fantastic! I have a gluten intolerance so I used gf flour and the consistency and bake time (35 minutes in my oven) turned out great! I am so excited to try tomorrow during the super bowl! Thank you for sharing! Go Hawks!!

  35. 35
    sneha says:

    Can we use agave instead of sugar for base?

  36. 36
    Amanda says:

    Can this be frozen?

  37. 37

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  38. 38
    Muddah says:

    Made this for dessert for our Super Bowl dinner. It was amazing! I will definitely be making it again. πŸ™‚

  39. 39
    Shannon says:

    Delicious!! I made it exactly as written. However, I found that it was done baking in less than half the instructed time. My oven temperature is right on, so I’m not sure why it was done so quickly. Either way, it was a hit at work!

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    Linda says:

    Can I make this but do it as muffins, just follow the recipe?

  41. 41
    Deb says:

    I could not find your answer for can this be frozen. Would love to take this to family reunion.

  42. 42
    Patti says:

    I also would like to know if this can be frozen. I have read every comment and your post several times, seeing where several people have asked this but I don’t see a response. I always have a Happy Birthday Jesus cake with my 7 grandchildren on Christmas Day, to begin the festivities focusing on Jesus, the reason for the season! I would like to know if this can be frozen in preparation for our Happy Birthday Jesus celebration.
    This looks and sounds sooooo yummy! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings to you and your precious family.

  43. 43
    Charlene says:

    SO bad for you, but SO yummy! Had to use some past-due bananas. Did not have sour cream, but substituted Greek yogurt and it worked fine. Thanks for another option for using up those old bananas.

  44. 44
    Lida says:

    The fascist DONALD TRUMP said to Fox News “I believe HITLER was RIGHT”. smf Donald Trump is a racist with SEWER and the DailyStormer, he listens to satanic 666 racist music… just google “Donald Trump SEWER 2154” and see FOR YOURSELF!! THE MUSIC ab VIDEO IS about the KKK and Adfolf Hitler raping a 12 year old African-American WOMAN OF COLOR in front of her parents and then hanging MLK with Emma Watson and Taylor Swift!! TAYLOR SWIFT the racist white privileged cvnt said she voted “for donald trump twice” in her OWN WORDS!!! Say no to hate, say no to SEWER, say no to p DONALD TRUMP and EMMA WATSON and Tatylor Swift !! Deport racism today ahm.

  45. 45
    Amy C says:

    Simply Amazing! Where has this been all my life ?

  46. 46
    Nellie Johnson says:

    Are there eggs in cake batter?

  47. 47
    Kristy says:

    This recipe is sickeningly sweet. Would not make again.

  48. 48
    Cassandra Johnson says:

    Can this recipe be done in a 9Γ— pan?

  49. 49
    darcie snyder says:

    This cake was delicious. We did not add a frosting on top as it was perfect without. will make again for sure.

    • 49.1
      gale says:

      What size pan did you use? She says a half sheet is 12×24 but I don’t think that’s right. I really want to make but want to half it and can’t decide what size pan to use. Thanks

  50. 50
    Lori says:

    This is the BEST cake! I’ve made it a few times with RAVE reviews! Thanks for sharing!

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    Barry Moody says:

    Hi Jenny: I tried to make this and make it low carb, using Almond flour in place of the regular 1 1/2 cup cups Gold Medal. What a MESS. The cake turned out VERY OILY, I guess from all the fat in the Almond Flour (Bobs). Literally oil floting on top of the cake. So wondering if you have tried to make this Low Carb, and if so, what did you do? Also I spread the batter in my “half sheet” pan, which is 16.5 inches by 11.5 inches and it was really thin. In this case, the cake actually tore it was so thin, as I was trying to blot the oil from off the top of it. So if you have any suggestions for converting to low carb, I would appreciate it. I wound up throwing the cake away after I already had the frosting ready to go. So will make Carrot bars tonight to use up the frosting πŸ™‚ Thanks for any help you can give, and if you’ve not tried a Low carb version, I understand. Thanks, Barry Moody

  52. 52
    Cassandra Johnson says:

    Could i do this is 9Γ—13? If so what would i change?

  53. 53
    Cathy says:

    How can I print this recipe

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