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Banana and Nut Cake Recipe

Banana and Nut Cake Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add bananas; mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional 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
Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Delicious and super easy."

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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!!"

Reviewed 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 :)"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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 (?)"

Reviewed 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"

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