Banana Flips


You'll go bananas for this banana flip cake with two layers of banana cake sandwiched around a light and fluffy banana cream filling. It's like a larger version of a banana flip, the vintage snack cake that was popular in the 1960s.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch layer cake


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix

  • 2 ¼ cups milk, divided

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons banana extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x13-inch pans.

  2. Stir cake mix and pudding mix together in a bowl. Beat in 1 1/2 cups of milk and eggs until smooth. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.

  4. Cream butter and shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Gradually mix in sugar and flour. Beat in remaining 3/4 cup milk and banana extract until smooth.

  5. Invert one cake onto a rectangular serving platter. Spread filling over top and cover with remaining cake layer. Serve immediately or keep chilled until 1/2 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
16g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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