A Thanksgiving favorite at my house!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch tube cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease and flour a 9-inch fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt®).

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  • Mix butter pecan cake mix, water, vegetable oil, eggs, bananas, pecans, and toffee baking bits in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared tube pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool the cake in the tube pan for 15 minutes. Place a serving platter on top of the pan and invert pan. Gently lift pan from cake and let cake finish cooling.

  • Melt butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until combined. Bring to a boil, stir in milk, and return to a rolling boil. Remove from heat; beat confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract into butter mixture to make a smooth frosting. Spread over cooled cake and allow to stand until frosting has set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

604 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 93.8g 30% DV; fat 25.1g 39% DV; cholesterol 75.4mg 25% DV; sodium 387mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2015
Hubs got home from work after I had made the cake and informed me he had to head out of town for a meeting in the morning. I told him had I known that I wouldn t have made the cake. He enthusiastically said he d take it on the plane with him to his meeting! Nah I said. It s just a cake mix. I don t want you to give that to them. So Hubs isn t here and I tried that cake. I cut a slice intending to just try a bite but I ended up finishing it off. In other words I needn t have been concerned about it being good enough. He should have taken it to the meeting and everyone would have enjoyed it. I did have to put this cake together with things I had on hand or wanted to make use of. I used the butter pecan cake mix but since I had no toffee bits I substituted miniature chocolate chips. I only had one banana but a half cup of applesauce worked like a charm for that second banana. I used buttermilk rather than water and in deference to Hubs sensitive innards I omitted the pecans from the batter sprinkling them on top of the cake instead. The cake is moist and flavorful - and incredibly no cake mix taste! Since I had already introduced chocolate into the cake I glazed it with Satiny Chocolate Glaze also from this site. I am so pleased with this cake and have no doubt it would be perfect as is without my modifications. My only criticism is with the baking time I found it took closer to 50 minutes to bake thoroughly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2017
Very Heavy Cake. Did not rise! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2015
Hubs got home from work after I had made the cake and informed me he had to head out of town for a meeting in the morning. I told him had I known that I wouldn t have made the cake. He enthusiastically said he d take it on the plane with him to his meeting! Nah I said. It s just a cake mix. I don t want you to give that to them. So Hubs isn t here and I tried that cake. I cut a slice intending to just try a bite but I ended up finishing it off. In other words I needn t have been concerned about it being good enough. He should have taken it to the meeting and everyone would have enjoyed it. I did have to put this cake together with things I had on hand or wanted to make use of. I used the butter pecan cake mix but since I had no toffee bits I substituted miniature chocolate chips. I only had one banana but a half cup of applesauce worked like a charm for that second banana. I used buttermilk rather than water and in deference to Hubs sensitive innards I omitted the pecans from the batter sprinkling them on top of the cake instead. The cake is moist and flavorful - and incredibly no cake mix taste! Since I had already introduced chocolate into the cake I glazed it with Satiny Chocolate Glaze also from this site. I am so pleased with this cake and have no doubt it would be perfect as is without my modifications. My only criticism is with the baking time I found it took closer to 50 minutes to bake thoroughly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
This was a delicious and mosit cake. The frosting makes the cake. I put pecan halves around the top of the cake. I did add a small amount more of the bananas pecans and toffee baking bits. It freezes very well Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
I loved this cake- changed water to buttermilk- toasted pecans first- pictures are before frosting with caramel frosting Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2013
I made this in a bunt pan I did put cream cheese frosting on it (my family loves that frosting) and added the sauteed pecans to this. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2017
Very Heavy Cake. Did not rise! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
Delicious! Made for my picky son and he loved it! Will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2013
Great flavor but mine fell apart at the slightest touch. Not sure what happened.....could be my high altitude? Probably wont try again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2019
I tasted the batter before baking the cake and I thought it would be sweet enough without the frosting. I was right it did not need the frosting as the cake is plenty sweet without it. Maybe it was because my bananas were overly ripe or because I used butterscotch chips (that's what I had) instead of toffee bits. Either way I did not frost it. Good recipe considering it comes from a box mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2019
Yes! Read More