Banana Flip Cake Recipe
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Banana Flip Cake Recipe

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Here's a recipe that will bring back memories of your childhood. This cake tastes just like the banana flips we used to eat when we were kids. —Berta Hagen, Int'l Falls, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 355 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Line two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, milk and eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers come out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely. Gently peel off waxed paper.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cover and cool to room temperature.
  5. In the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add milk mixture; beat on high for 10-15 minutes or until fluffy.
  6. Place one cake on a large cutting board; spread top with frosting. Top with remaining cake; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into slices. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Banana Flip Cake in Taste of Home Cake Mix RTL 2014 2014, p38

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Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 247315
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"I was very disappointed in this recipe . Partly my fault because I didn't have any pans the right size so I baked the cake in two square cake pans which made the cake too thick. I cake itself had a good taste.I didn't like the frosting at all . I will try this again with the right size pans and maybe try a different frosting I know there are several different recipe s for banana flips maybe I'll have better luck next time."

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 247116
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016 Edited May. 10, 2016

"What a fun cake to make for the kids! Of course use the banana flavored pudding. You can add a wee bit of dry banana pudding mix to the cake mix, too. Better than the old banana flip!"

joyceemery User ID: 5230520 246972
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"Am I to assume that if you want the banana flavor you use he banana pudding.. I don't see anything else that would make this a Banana Flip cake ?????"

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