Tropical Banana Cream Cake Recipe

Sunday, May 22, 2016
During the Spring and Summer I don't fuss with baking from scratch. I love this cake because it starts with a mix and can really be dressed up anyway you like. When I think of the tropix, I think of coconut, bananas, fresh fruits, cream and rum! This is the perfect cake for any occasion and especially for pot luck. Continue reading to see just how easy this recipe it to make and everyone goes nuts for with an optional topping!

Banana Cake Cream Mix Cake

1 cake mix yellow (18.25 size)
1 box instant banana cream pudding
3 mashed small bananas
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil

Optional  Rum Glaze Adult Topping: 

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark or light rum
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
Boil all ingredients together for 5 minutes. After cake is cooked, poke holes evenly all over the cooked cake while warm and pour this mixture over the cake.  Cool cake before topping with below suggestions including the whipped cream.


Whipped cream sweetened or non dairy topping thawed

Suggestions for toppings:  Whipped cream, blueberries, sliced strawberries, raspberries, pineapple chunks, coconut, chopped pecans, mini chocolate chips,  decorative umbrellas.

Place in a large mixing bowl and beat around 4 minutes with electric beater. Pour into 13x9 greased pan or bundt pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350 hot oven until middle comes out clean with toothpick around 50 to 55 minutes.

Cool completely unless making the rum cake then proceed with optional rum glaze. Top with real whipped cream, decorate with your favorite fruits over the top along with coconut on the edge and anything else you like ( we love the chocolate chips combination with banana) then refrigerate.  I do the 13x9 sheet cake and place the umbrellas on it before serving.


  1. Wow, what a delightful cake, Claudia! Thank you for your visit to my blog recently too! It's nice to stay connected!


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