Moist Banana Bread with Cinnamon and Creamy Icing

Moist banana bread with cinnamon and creamy frosting - Lilie Bakery

A gourmet and tasty recipe: the Soft banana bread with cinnamon and creamy icing! An ideal treat for breakfast and afternoon tea. This banana "bread" will seduce you with its incomparable softness.

If you have some overripe bananas at home, do not throw them away! Instead, make a banana bread: a very simple and quick recipe to make. I chose to decorate mine with a creamy frosting to give it a smooth touch to the tasting ... I hope you will be seduced, too!

How to make this moist cinnamon banana bread?

It really is child's play! To make this soft banana bread, you must first crush bananas blackberries with a fork. This is done by itself, since they are very ripe.

We then prepare dough : the butter and the sugar are whipped to obtain a creamy mixture. Then we add the eggs one by one, then the yogurt, vanilla and mashed bananas. Apart, we mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon). Then we incorporate them little by little into the dough.

I chose to decorate this banana bread with crushed hazelnuts (it's optional): I add them to the dough just at the end. Then, we pour into a floured buttered cake mold, then put in the oven. NB: it is necessary to let cool banana bread before covering with frosting.

My tips for successful frosting of banana bread

This creamy icing consists of 4 ingredients : lightly salted fresh cheese (Philadelphia for me), well-softened butter, icing sugar and a little milk.

For a successful frosting, it is important that the ingredients are at room temperature. Using a robot or a hand mixer, whip the natural cream cheese and the butter until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. We add the icing sugar in rain (quantity to measure according to your taste), then finally the milk.

You can then coat the soft banana bread with this icing using an angled spatula or a tablespoon ...

Other recipes to try

If you like this kind of tasty and easy to make desserts, I advise you to take a look at these recipes from the blog: the Banana bread chocolate peanut butter, Chocolate banana muffins, Honey pecan moist banana cake, Raspberry peach fondant cake, Strawberry peach ricotta cake.

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty banana bread!

Banana Bread with Hazelnuts & Cinnamon | Lilie bakery
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Moist Banana Bread with Cinnamon and Creamy Icing

A banana cake with its creamy icing
Preparation30 min
Baking1 h 5 min
Total1 h 35 min
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
Kitchen room: American, French
Quantity: 6 people



  • 120 g softened butter
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 natural yogurt
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 cc baking soda
  • 1/4 cc salt
  • 1/2 cc cannelle
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 80 g Hazelnut optional


  • 180 g cream cheese Philadelphia
  • 60 g softened butter
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 cs Milk


Banana Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °. traditional heat, grid positioned at the bottom of the oven (penultimate notch).
  • In the bowl of the food processor, mix the softened butter with the brown sugar until the mixture is creamy.
  • Then add the whole eggs, one by one, continuing to beat.
  • Then add the plain yogurt, the ripe bananas previously mashed with a fork, and the liquid vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Separately, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Incorporate these dry ingredients into the previous mixture, little by little, to avoid lumps.
  • Lastly, add the crushed hazelnuts. Mix one last time.
  • Pour the dough into a silicone cake mold or classic buttered and floured mold, then bake for about 65 minutes. (Plan to cover with aluminum foil halfway through cooking).
  • Let cool completely then unmold on a wire rack.

Creamy icing

  • Beat in a food processor the Philadelphia plain cream cheese and softened unsalted butter until a smooth cream is obtained. Add the icing sugar and mix. Add the milk and beat again.
  • Cover the top of the banana bread with this icing and sprinkle with a few hazelnuts for decoration.


With icing it is necessary to keep it in the refrigerator. Without icing, it can be stored at room temperature under a bell.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)


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  1. Reply


    November 24, 2013

    a cake, greedy, dressed, with his coat, winter… TITOU, love .. kisses kisses ..

  2. Reply


    November 24, 2013

    I would gladly take you a slice ...

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    Scent and Flavor

    November 24, 2013

    It is very beautiful this cake! With extra hazelnuts, it's really great! :-) It must be delicious!

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    How to organize a dining room

    November 24, 2013


    This cake looks quite good, the icing I'm not particularly fond of, but children will love it especially with hazelnuts.
    I'm testing !

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    November 25, 2013

    It is pretty and it makes you want!

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    November 25, 2013

    Hello, I follow your recipes (which I find great) very closely, I have a question:
    why do you need to cover with aluminum foil halfway through cooking?

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      Lilie bakery

      December 4, 2013

      Hello, I recommend placing aluminum foil to prevent the top of the cake from browning too much. That's all! @ soon

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    the Ant Elé

    November 25, 2013

    wow, superb the banana bread !! I still have not tried but what does this one want !!

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    November 25, 2013

    It reminds me of a trip to the end of the world where I tasted this delicious cake, for me there is a travel memory… It seems delicious to me…

  9. Reply


    November 26, 2013

    He is really very beautiful! It makes me hungry! Yum !

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    November 26, 2013

    I have to test it, it looks divine !!!!

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    November 27, 2013

    Your cake is superb !!! I note it in my favorites!

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    November 28, 2013

    It is superb your banana bread!
    What an extra treat with this cream cheese frosting !!

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    Miss Pat '

    November 29, 2013

    I am writing down your recipe because it seems quite excellent to me! Hazelnuts, banana for a tight and delicious cake ;-) I love banana bread, a basic that I never tire of. Kisses and congratulations for the aesthetics of your cake and your photographs!

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    December 5, 2013

    Thank you for your answer Lilie! I tested it (without icing because lack of time), it's a killer! everyone loved it! Thank you for your tips & recipes.

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    December 5, 2013

    I have already tried the coconut bounty ice cream, a treat!
    As soon as I have a little time I bake the cake.

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    December 17, 2013

    Even if your checkerboard cakes are technically impressive and devilishly beautiful, I'm setting my sights on this revisited recipe whose flavors I really like.

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    January 18 2014

    Thank you for this great tested and approved recipe (without icing for me)! He was devoured!
    I posted the recipe on my blog today:
    A delight :)

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      Lilie bakery

      January 22 2014

      Nice achievement! @ soon

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    The fox and the grapes

    May 7th

    Your improved banana cake makes my mouth water: these nuts and spices make my head spin!
    Thank you for this greedy sharing,

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    June 4, 2014

    Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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    November 3, 2014

    Hello, very good cake but the crumb is a little wet (probably because of the banana), is this the normal texture of the cake? Thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      November 3, 2014

      Hello, yes this is the case for banana bread in general, that's why I personally love it :-) @ soon

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    November 3, 2014

    It reassures me, thank you!

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    January 26 2015

    i did it yesterday, it is too good !! With the icing on it, that's it !! Thanks for sharing !!

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    February 19 2015

    Shouldn't yeast be added? I followed the recipe to the letter, but the cake remained flat at the bottom of the cake tin ...

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      Lilie bakery

      February 22 2015

      Hello, here it is the baking soda which acts as a leavening agent, but it can be replaced by the yeast if necessary. @ soon

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    August 1, 2015

    And once again we are going to taste a Banana Bread….
    Still as good !
    This recipe is really one of the basics at home.
    What a smell in the kitchen while cooking !!!
    Thanks Lilie Bakery.

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      Lilie bakery

      August 13, 2015

      Thank you!

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    July 6, 2017

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! This cake was very popular with my colleagues! They loved it!

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      Lilie bakery

      July 20, 2017

      Top ! ;)

  26. Reply


    August 25, 2017

    Great for CEO. I tested with very good almonds. I can't wait to make it with hazelnuts.

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    May 30th

    Good evening lilie, I tested the recipe (a little to my taste) this winter and I really enjoyed myself
    I just posted the recipe on the blog, stating that I was inspired by your recipe (it goes without saying!)
    Have a good day

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    June 4, 2018

    Hello lilie
    Can you help me with the oven? I have an electric oven and I don't know which function to use…. convection ? Other?

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    20th October

    great recipe, I removed the icing with a cinnamon syrup and a mixture of walnuts and hazelnuts. I slightly reduced the brown sugar and put a pickle of honey.


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