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Banana Cake

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


  • 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 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons banana extract
  • Frosting of your choice


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 208 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.