Banana and Nut Cake Recipe
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Banana and Nut Cake Recipe

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"Boxed pudding and cake mixes speed up the preparation of this moist banana cake," comments Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas. "It doesn't last long at our house. In fact, my family and the hired men have it finished almost before it has time to cool."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 341 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Beat in bananas. Stir in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Banana Nut Cake in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p48

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"Just finished our piece of banana nut cake, and will be making it again delicious! It's a keeper. Thank you for sharing this recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Delicious and super easy."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"This is a wonderful moist banana cake! Quick. Easy. I always make homemade buttercream frosting to top this crowd pleasing cake. No one would ever guess it begins with cake mix!"

Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"My husband is on a low fat diet so I am always looking for tasty substitutes for high caloried and fat laden desserts. This has been a favorite for several years. It is tender, flavorful, and delicious, even when I reduce the quantity of nuts recommended. I grate a couple of peanut butter cups on top to add color and substitute for frosting or a topping...scrumptious!!"

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"This is one of my favorite recipes and have used it many times ...I have a ton of T of H magazines from years gone by- and have marked this one as one of my favs, BUT I have misplaced magazine-- ran to computer and found it-recognized picture--It's always a crowd pleaser.. thanks for putting on internet :)"

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