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Banana and Nut Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.


12 servings

"Boxed pudding and cake mixes speed up the preparation of this moist banana cake," comments Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas. "It doesn't last long at our house. In fact, my family and the hired men have it finished almost before it has time to cool."
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  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Beat in bananas. Stir in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 341 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Rosemary Swope
    Aug 13, 2015

    Just finished our piece of banana nut cake, and will be making it again delicious! It's a keeper. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • emsschelly
    Aug 8, 2014

    Delicious and super easy.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Aug 4, 2014

    This is a wonderful moist banana cake! Quick. Easy. I always make homemade buttercream frosting to top this crowd pleasing cake. No one would ever guess it begins with cake mix!

  • llheath
    May 12, 2014

    My husband is on a low fat diet so I am always looking for tasty substitutes for high caloried and fat laden desserts. This has been a favorite for several years. It is tender, flavorful, and delicious, even when I reduce the quantity of nuts recommended. I grate a couple of peanut butter cups on top to add color and substitute for frosting or a topping...scrumptious!!

  • onehappygreek
    Jun 11, 2013

    This is one of my favorite recipes and have used it many times ...I have a ton of T of H magazines from years gone by- and have marked this one as one of my favs, BUT I have misplaced magazine-- ran to computer and found it-recognized picture--It's always a crowd pleaser.. thanks for putting on internet :)

  • mdsutton1
    Oct 15, 2011

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  • slug9000
    Jul 14, 2010

    This cake was so easy to make. I made it because I had some severely spotted bananas that I wanted to use, and it took me less than 10 minutes to put together. (And most of that time was spent digging out my electric mixer and walnuts from the back of the cupboard!) I highly recommend it for that reason alone, but I also received a ton of compliments on it from my coworkers, who loved the intense banana flavor.

  • raphsmom
    Jun 11, 2010

    This was a really easy cake to make. It was very, very moist so cutting it without crumbling the cake was challenging. The taste was great. I will make it again. I may refrigerate it for a while before cutting it so that it's somewhat firm first (?)

  • mcarper3
    Sep 19, 2008

    This Banana Nut Cake is delicious and easy to make too....its a keeper, goes to my fave collections recipe books.. :) thanks for sharing this recipe Karen Ann

  • kks36
    Aug 4, 2008

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