Pineapple Banana Spice Cake

Pineapple Banana Spice Cake is super moist and delicious, loaded with crushed pineapple, mashed bananas, and warm spices and topped with a simple frosting.  With a melt-in-your-mouth quality and a luscious vanilla cream cheese frosting, this cake will have your guests asking for more!

Pineapple Banana Spice Cake…

You really can’t go wrong with this cake.  It’s one of those desserts perfect for a family and friend’s gathering. 

The perfect dessert to serve for any after-dinner party. 

This recipe is adapted from our hummingbird cupcakes recipe.  It’s straightforward and delicious to make it into a cake. 

Each bite offers warm, delicious spice flavors. 

The frosting is also a simple recipe to whip up, making this cake ideally a favorite!

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Why We LOVE this Pineapple Banana Spice Cake… 

  • This cake always brings a smile every time it is placed on the table. 
  • It is super easy to make.
  • The warm spices give this pineapple banana spice cake its underlying warm flavors and a pretty amber color.
  • The frosting is made with only 4 ingredients, the recipe included.
  • The cake’s subtle flavors work very well- it’s not too overpowering and not too sweet. 
  • It will last all week in the fridge and can be served chilled or at room temperature. 
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Ingredients for Pineapple Banana Spice Cake…

You will need these staple ingredients to make this cake:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda, salt, and sugar
  • some dark brown sugar
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • large eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • crushed pineapple
  • vanilla extract
  • 3 small bananas 

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

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Can we make this cake Gluten-Free?

Yes, you can.  Use gluten-free all-purpose flour for baking.  Remember, all gluten-free flours vary,  and may even change the texture of some recipes. 

Can we add Nuts?

Yes, crushed walnuts or pecans would work great in this recipe.  Fold in about 3/4 cup into the batter before you bake.

How to store this cake?

Best to keep it chilled in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to one week. You can keep it on your counter in a cake plate with a glass cover, it will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

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This Pineapple Banana Spice Cake will receive rave reviews.   

Your family and friends will love this cake.  It’s different.  Everyone who takes their first bite will ask you for the recipe.  

Serve it chilled or at room temperature.  Try it, it won’t disappoint!


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Yield: 12 to 14 servings

Pineapple Banana Spice Cake

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Pineapple Banana Spice Cake is a wonderfully moist cake loaded with crushed pineapple, mashed bananas, and warm spices making this cake amazingly delicious! Super easy to whip up and bake!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 cups (384 grams) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 1 cup (213 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (218 grams) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (450 grams) crushed pineapple (or 16-ounce can do not drain liquid)
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 + 3/4 cups ( 525 grams) of mashed bananas ( I used 3 small bananas)


  • 4-ounces (120 grams) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup ( 57 grams) butter (1/2 of a stick), softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (240 grams) of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter generously (or with cooking spray) and flour a bundt cake pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients (the first seven ingredients) in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil, stir, or use a good whisk until the dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overbeat).
  3. Stir in pineapple, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan.
  5. BAKE for 1 hour and 10 minutes. The toothpick should come out clean when the cake is made.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Flip the cake out onto a cake plate.
  7. Set the cake aside to cool completely before frosting.

Directions for Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with butter. Add in vanilla extract and beat again.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Frost the cake with a knife or spatula. Serve the cake at room temperature, and refrigerate any remaining cake.
  5. Serves 12 to 14

Nutrition Information:


14 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 20.3gCarbohydrates: 45.3gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 22.1gProtein: 4.5g

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  1. This looks so moist and delicious! My MIL used to make a cake with crushed pineapple very similar but I had lost the recipe. Thank you!

  2. I can only imagine how the juiciness of the pineapple combined with the moistness of banana make this so super-moist and delicious! This is a must make since we’re banana bread nuts . . . and I adore pineapple! Way to go you two super-cooks!

    1. Aw, you are too sweet Roz! Yes it is super moist and amazingly delicious! This one is a definite winner!