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
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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 serving (1 piece) equals 275 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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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!"

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

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

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

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

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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