Banana Cake Recipe
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Banana Cake Recipe

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When our daughter, Robbyn, married Ronald Slavin, two boot-shaped cakes flanked their traditional cake. Ronald requested that one be his favorite— banana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons banana extract
  • Frosting of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 208 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, water, oil, eggs and extract. Beat on low speed for 1 minute or until moistened; beat on medium for 4 minutes.
  2. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour paper. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: Banana extract is available at cake decorating and candy supply stores.
Originally published as Banana Cake in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p53

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Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"Good one"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Nice recipe"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"So many of the recipes on here look wonderful but when looking at the ingredients it involves using cake mixes etc. When I cook I like to make from scratch - perhaps this is a British trait ?"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"Wow! This is a great cake. We are big fans of banana cake so I was a little worried that yellow cake mix wasn't going to win my family. Boy, I was wrong. It was a hit. The banana pudding and my own addion of bananas made this the most moist cake we've ever eaten. We are also big fans of butter cream frosting. This was such a good, flavorful, and moist cake that frosting is not needed."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"I have made this recipe a few times and we love it its so moist and its the bomb for the first time i made it into cupcakes so good i made a extra box of pudding banana cream and when my cupcakes were done and cooled i put the pudding in the middle ans frosted them with my cream cheese frosting and add some choclate sprinkles on top keep then in freg tell ready to eat u will love them heres the frosting recipe 1 8 oz cream cheese soft 2 TBS butter 3 cups power sugar 1 tsp banana extact beat well and frost"

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