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Bananas & Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Bananas & Cream Pound Cake Recipe

This dessert got me a date with my future husband. At a church event, he loved it so much, he asked for another piece. The rest is history! —Courtney Farnon, Cartersville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 5 medium ripe bananas


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition just until combined.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth; fold in pudding. Fold in 3-1/2 cups whipped topping.
  • 4. Cut cake into eight slices; arrange on bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish, trimming to fit as necessary. Slice bananas; arrange over cake. Spread pudding mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, for 3 hours. Serve with remaining whipped topping. Yield: 15 servings.

Reviews for Bananas & Cream Pound Cake

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chinaroad 246361
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"I followed the other reviewers' advice and skipped making the pound cake and just bought pre-made. Everyone loved it! I will definitely make it again!"

bpastor1406 244109
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"All of the kids in our extended family love this dessert! To make it even easier, use a Sara Lee frozen pound cake for the base layer. So easy and delicious!"

justmbeth 222264
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Very good. Will make again."

pamsterhamster 187511
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"Wonderful summertime cake. Light & fluffy."

lindamooierler 140035
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"This is a great recipe except for baking the pound cake in the 9 X 5 pan. It took 70 minutes to be done. Then trying to cut it to fit was impossible without leaving gaps. I would make it again only next time I will bake it in the 9 x 13 pan and adjust the cooking time."

BenLane 200171
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Brought this to school as a Monday treat. It was a huge hit!"

sd20 140033
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"My family enjoyed this and I used a store bought pound cake ! The pudding layer is excellent!"

thugtofarmer 213389
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I not made it but any cake u can line bottom pan with parchiment paper u never gave a dry bottom cake again or stick anyone who bake and not use parchiment paper needs to stock this golden gem cookies never bettef wen baked on paper any thing is better in oven on paper"

Derrell 213388
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Veggiemama , spray your pans with non-stick spray then sprinkle with sugar all over . I have never had a cake stick after treating my pans like this ."

stormiwinds 189149
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Silverfx, what did you bake?"

silverfx 122768
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"WOW! These were fantastic! Left out caraway seeds, and used on-hand craisins. Turned out beautifully. Used ice cream scoop to fill muffin tin which resulted in 12 perfect muffins! This recipe jumps high on my list from now on. Family loved them!"

grammadi323 122765
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"why couldn't the cake be baked in the 9x13 to begin with? I'm going to try that....seems like a wasted step to bake the loaf first...then cut and arrange etc.... ???"

veggiemama 213387
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I will definitely use a store-bought pound cake if I make this again. I sprayed my loaf pan with cooking spray, but the cake stuck to the pan so terribly that a large portion of the cake was damaged getting it out of the pan. I also had to bake it for quite a bit longer than the recipe stated in order for a toothpick to come out clean."

julievmt 119171
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"Made this for my coworkers and now it's a popular request!"

texasczech 189148
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"This dessert is yummy! Everyone loved it.

To save time just use a store bought pound cake. The pudding layer is heavenly. I can't wait to try different pudding flavors, such as instant white chocolate."

Joleneb300 139120
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"Very good!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.