Banana Walnut Cake Recipe

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I like to serve this cake for family birthdays. It's everyone's favorite, and you can freeze it's tastier with age!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 package banana cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 275 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Place first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Beat on low speed just until combined, then on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan or a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Cool. Store well-wrapped in refrigerator. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Banana Walnut Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p95

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Monnette262 User ID: 5744241 233345
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"We love this moist cake! I've made it many times. Recently I substituted spice cake mix and a cup of canned pumpkin for the banana ingredients and it was tasty, too!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 224442
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"We love banana cake so we couldn't wait to try this! Unable to find banana cake mix we used yellow mix and added a package of banana flavored instant pudding. Combined with the bananas the flavor was perfect. Note that the topping is very generous. Great recipe!"

Cheryl 2 User ID: 2007871 17410
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Pillsbury and Duncan Hines make Banana Cake Mix. HTH"

andreasmom User ID: 4086914 17409
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"Who makes a banana cake mix? Thanks, Sylvia"

MY REVIEW User ID: 970349 20610
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"This banana Walnut Cake is Yummy!!shared this to a friend and they loved it! this is one of my fave recipe and thanks for sharing :D"

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