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Banana Cake Recipe

Banana Cake Recipe

When our daughter, Robbyn, married Ronald Slavin, two boot-shaped cakes flanked their traditional cake. Ronald requested that one be his favorite— banana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons banana extract
  • Frosting of your choice


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, water, oil, eggs and extract. Beat on low speed for 1 minute or until moistened; beat on medium for 4 minutes.
  • 2. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour paper. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Banana extract is available at cake decorating and candy supply stores.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 208 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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lvarner User ID: 35803 268763
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"The cake tastes very good and is quite moist. It is very easy to make and comes together quickly."

prod14may User ID: 8374161 226312
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"Good one"

GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 220770
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Nice recipe"

KentishMaid User ID: 6236606 94733
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"So many of the recipes on here look wonderful but when looking at the ingredients it involves using cake mixes etc. When I cook I like to make from scratch - perhaps this is a British trait ?"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 79188
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"Wow! This is a great cake. We are big fans of banana cake so I was a little worried that yellow cake mix wasn't going to win my family. Boy, I was wrong. It was a hit. The banana pudding and my own addion of bananas made this the most moist cake we've ever eaten. We are also big fans of butter cream frosting. This was such a good, flavorful, and moist cake that frosting is not needed."

rondha sullivan User ID: 4890595 72566
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"I have made this recipe a few times and we love it its so moist and its the bomb for the first time i made it into cupcakes so good i made a extra box of pudding banana cream and when my cupcakes were done and cooled i put the pudding in the middle ans frosted them with my cream cheese frosting and add some choclate sprinkles on top keep then in freg tell ready to eat u will love them heres the frosting recipe 1 8 oz cream cheese soft 2 TBS butter 3 cups power sugar 1 tsp banana extact beat well and frost"

Guillory User ID: 6359673 53507
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This is an excellent tasting and super easy recipe. My family loves it!"

posionbites User ID: 6207645 72563
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"this recipe was a hit everyone loved it"

posionbites User ID: 6207645 204242
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"this recipe was a hit i love it, my friends loved it, and my family."

destine User ID: 2519270 86191
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I have used this recipe several times when I am in a hurry and it never fails to please. Everyone who tastes it loves it. I love the convenience of using a cake mix. Yellow or white cake mix or both great with this recipe"

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