Banana Cake Mix Cake

Monday, February 3, 2020
Banana Cake Mix Cake is an easy doctored cake mix.

If you love banana cake and need a quick semi-homemade dessert, this is perfect.

Use up those old dark-colored bananas no one wants to eat and turn them into a decadent delicious cake!

Actually, I have also topped this cake with fresh bananas and a little ice cream caramel topping, it's a real sweet treat!

The cake is semi-homemade, right? It has fresh fruit in it using a cake mix and taste like a scratch cake!

If you are new to baking or simply don't like to bake this is going to be your favorite recipe of all time!

It sure is easy to make and takes hardly any time at all.

You do not need any baking skills for this one.

We love easy doctored cake mix recipes like this one along with Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cake, Carrot Cake That Taste Like Scratch Cake, Semi-Homemade Red Velvet Cake, and one of our all-time easy favorites Mock Cassata Italian Cake Mix Cake.

One other thing, I love using this batter for breakfast style muffins with butter!

I can even fancy frosted cupcakes with these and everyone loves them.

Scroll down for this easy recipe, the perfect solution to using up old ripe ugly bananas!

This is a slice of cake made from a cake mix with fresh bananas to taste like a scratch cake.

Easy Decadent Cake!

Who doesn't love easy recipes?

This is so quick and easy your family and friends will be begging for this moist semi-homemade recipe.

I love how just a few ingredients transformed a plain ordinary cake mix into a decadent dessert, you just have to try this one!

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Dress It Up

This is a cake can be perfect for any party or event all dressed up!

If you need a last-minute dessert, this will be your go-to recipe every time.

This banana cake mix cake recipe is perfect to take to dinner parties, and gatherings.

You can dress it up or dress it down!

Take a slice and dress it up with sliced bananas, caramel ice cream topping on a slice with whipped cream and sprinkled with pecans!

You can use any fresh fruits, ice cream toppings with your favorite ice cream ( my kids love banana split ice cream on this with fudge sauce).

You could even turn this into a tropical delight with pineapple, toasted coconut, and whipped cream!

This is a semi homemade cake using bananas and transforming the cake mix into a cake that taste like it was made from scratch

Perfect For New Bakers

If you are hoping to impress your guests, family or friends, this is the cake to make first.

New bakers can have intimidating experiences for the first time.

This banana cake is full proof and you will get many many compliments.

This is a semi homemade cake made with bananas, pudding and taste like it was made from scratch

Muffins and Cake Style

I have made this cake in every style pan.

You can use a loaf pan, springform pans, sheet cake, bundt cake, muffin tins, make cupcakes.

The cake is light, not dense and perfect for any shape you like.

Just remember to heavily grease the pans so it comes out easily.

When using muffins and cupcake tins use paper liners and when using sheet pans line it with parchment.

This is a semi homemade cake made with bananas, pudding and taste like it was made from scratch

Suggestions and Tips

(Adjust to your own taste)

  • Strawberries and whipped cream or any other fresh fruits
  • Add coconut, chopped cherries, chocolate chips or chopped candy bars to the batter before baking or sprinkled on top of the frosting
  • Add nuts to the batter
  • Use another flavored cake mix, spice, white, strawberry, pineapple, coconut, and even chocolate
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting canned or homemade
  • Tint the frosting to the theme of your party

this is how to make a cake taste like it was made from scratch using a cake mix

Ingredients you will need to make Banana Cake Mix Cake

Scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements

  • cake mix yellow, spice, white, chocolate, coconut, pineapple even lemon will work
  • instant banana cream pudding or vanilla
  • bananas
  • eggs
  • water
  • oil

this is how to make a cake taste like it was made from scratch using a cake mix

Bundt or Sheet Cake or Muffins?

I love making the cake in a bundt pan, it easy and so pretty!

However, if you're in a hurry you can use a disposable sheet pan or any style pan you like!

this is how to make a cake taste like it was made from scratch using a cake mix

Plain, Powdered Sugar or Frosted?

You can leave this plain and serve this with your favorite ice cream, we love butter pecan with this cake!

Or you can drizzle a light glaze of the top, I prefer a cream cheese frosting glaze on this banana cake and sprinkled with toasted chopped pecans.

this is a cake mix with bananas in it that are made into muffins. They are stacked and also in a plastic container. In the background is a cupcake tin.

Breakfast Muffins Anyone?

As I mentioned before, breakfast muffins have never been so easy!

This simple banana cake recipe can turn into a cake-style muffin or use as an individual dessert in a hurry.

The muffins freeze well and thaw out in no time.

Dust with powdered sugar, glazed or with even just a dollop of whipped cream with your favorite fruits, and you will have the perfect easy dessert.

Also, try my blueberry cake mix muffins they're easy and so delicious!

This is a semi homemade cake using bananas and transforming the cake mix into a cake that taste like it was made from scratch

Tools For Making Banana Cake Mix Cake

  • Bake this recipe in any of the following:
  • Bundt Pan
  • Disposable Aluminum pan sheet pan or any baking sheet
  • Cupcake tin
  • Muffin pan
  • Paper cupcake liners (Optional)
  • Tools:
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Spoon or Spatula

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Try Some Other Recipes Using A Doctored Cake Mix

1960s Pistachio Cake Mix Pound Cake
Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies
Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Mix Cake

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Semi-Homemade Will Fool Them

I usually am not a big fan of using a cake mix and make banana cakes from scratch.

This is the perfect starter recipe for those who aren't fond of baking and teaching kids to bake.

Consequently, starting with a cake mix will fool just about anyone, it's that good and I am always proud to serve this anytime!

Give this one a try and let me know how you like it in the comments.

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Banana Cake Mix Cake

prep time: 10 min cook time: 45 min total time: 55 mins
This is a semi-homemade cake made with bananas and a cake mix.


  • 1 cake mix yellow (15.25 size) or use another flavor you like
  • 1 box instant banana cream pudding or vanilla
  • 3 mashed small bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Optional additions: 2/3 cup of any: coconut, chocolate chips or other flavored chips, chopped nuts of any kind, chopped candy of choice like Reese, Snickers, etc. 


  1. Place in a large mixing bowl and beat around 4 minutes with an electric beater. Pour into 13x9 greased pan or bundt pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350-degree hot oven until the middle comes out clean with a toothpick around 50 to 55 minutes.
  2. Cool completely. 
  3. Options:
  4. Top with real whipped cream and fresh fruits and refrigerate or use cream cheese frosting. 
  5. Another option just sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  6. You can also frost this with a light glaze using powdered sugar and water if it's a bundt cake.
  7. Check out my other suggestions above for serving ideas. 
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted to this blog in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. It has turned out really beautiful, Claudia.

  2. So pretty! So easy! Thank you for delicious and easy - that's my life these days. Merry Christmas!

  3. This is fantastic! Not only tasty but so quick and easy to make.
    Very Nice Article…

  4. I love the bundt pattern. Looks like such an easy way to make cake with these box mixes.

  5. What a super-simple but delicious looking cake! Banana cake is my favourite - looks delicious.

  6. That looks like a pretty quick and easy hassle-free cake recipe! I like the bundt version more. They look pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love how easy this is. I'm not a huge baker, so I'm always looking for shortcuts
    like this!

  8. Love Love Love this cake!!! Excellent texture, moisture, and sweetness. Thank you for a great recipe!

  9. I love super easy recipes. Especially cakes, since I only make them once in a while ... I don't want to work from scratch, but I love that flavor... thanks for the "hack"

  10. What a delightfully simple cake mix! I love banana in baked goods and this sounds simple and absolutely delicious!

  11. This is the absolute BEST banana cake recipe! I like how easy it is, and I also love the fresh banana! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe

  12. Made this for the family and it was a hit!

  13. I can't find an 18.25 oz. cake mix anymore. Will this recipe work with the new downsized cake mix? My family loves banannas, and this cake sounds outrageously delicious to me, so I'd like to treat all of us to this lovely dessert. Thank you. :-)

    1. yes I actually just noticed that myself and just made this with the 15.25 and will update this recipe thank you so much for bringing this to my attention :)

  14. Do the baking times change for the different size pans?

    1. If it's not a thick bundt style yes I would do 35 to 40 just using the toothpick method when the center looks solid and not shakey


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