Quick and easy flavorful banana cake. Frost with whipped cream, if desired.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare yellow cake mix according to package directions.

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  • Mash the bananas with the baking soda and stir into the cake mix batter. Pour batter into one greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan.

  • Do not preheat oven. Place uncooked cake in oven and turn oven on to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 1 hour. Let cake cool thoroughly and then refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

101.8 calories; 1.1 g protein; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 0.4 mg cholesterol; 194.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2006
Update: I made this cake again today and used the baking method in the recipe; placing the cake in a cold oven. I do not recommend this. The cake was overdone on the top and the exterior was rather chewy. I had to take it out at 50 minutes as it was starting to burn. I am going back to the pre-heated oven. 9/17:Wow, this is fabulous! I used a Duncan Hines butter yellow cake mix plus used 3 bananas, added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 cup of sour cream. This was so very moist and so tasty!!! Delicious! I baked for 40 min in a preheated oven and it was perfect! Thanks so much for an easy and tasty cake! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2002
very moist. A good way to use ripe bananas if you're going to be making a cake anyway. Read More
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461 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2006
Update: I made this cake again today and used the baking method in the recipe; placing the cake in a cold oven. I do not recommend this. The cake was overdone on the top and the exterior was rather chewy. I had to take it out at 50 minutes as it was starting to burn. I am going back to the pre-heated oven. 9/17:Wow, this is fabulous! I used a Duncan Hines butter yellow cake mix plus used 3 bananas, added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 cup of sour cream. This was so very moist and so tasty!!! Delicious! I baked for 40 min in a preheated oven and it was perfect! Thanks so much for an easy and tasty cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Love this recipe but watch the baking time. I didn't read all the reviews and just set my oven timer for 1 hr as directed in recipe. The cake was black. Had to throw out and start over. Baked second cake for just 35 minutes as directed on cake box. Made with 3 bananas, very moist but not mushy at all. Made a frosting of 1 tub of coolwhip, 1 small pkg of bananacream instant pudding and 1 cup of milk. Sprinkled chopped walnuts on frosting. Took to a dessert pot luck and everyone loved it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2006
this is an awesome cake. I made a few small changes. I had 2 bananas and wanted it moist so I added 1/2 C applesauce and 2 tsp cinnamon. I made a cream cheese frost: 1 pckg Cream cheese, 1 C butter, 2C confectioner's sugar and 1-2 Tsp vanilla extract. I put this in the fridge while the cake was baking. I let the cake cool, then I cut it in half and put 1/3 of the frost on one half of the cake, then I had frozen blueberries, rasberries and strawberries that I put over the frost. then I put the other 1/3 of frost over the fruit. I put the other half over this and covered it with the rest of the frost and grated toblerone dark chocolate over it. tastes like a million dollars after chilling 1 hour in the fridge. thanks its yummmmmy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2008
Definitely worth the 5 stars! I always have leftover bananas (my kids won't eat them if they have even one spot!) and don't have time for a long complicated recipe. This really fits the bill, and I was pleasantly surprised how good it came out. It smells wonderful while cooking. I pre-heated the oven and baked for 40 minutes which was perfect. I did add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 cup choc chips. I agree with another reviewer, I don't think it needs the chocolate chips, so I won't be doing that again. It is sweet enough to not need a frosting but is really good with also. I am so glad I found this recipe and highly recommend it. We couldn't wait for it to cool in the fridge, we ate it warm from the oven :) Update: I made this with a Butter Pecan cake mix and it was just as good, if not better. Tip: if you're short on bananas, you can throw in one of those little applesauce cups (I've done this when I've only had 2 bananas, makes the batter thinner but the cake still turns out great in the end, very moist). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2004
this is the best moist cake ive ever had. my husband begs me to make this twice a month or more. i use for frosting is banana cream instant pudding with using only one cup milk and make it, then ad i 16 ounce container of cool whip and fold the pudding and cool whip together and use that for the frosting.and just keep your cake in the frig. and its like having a cake from some high $$$$$$$ restraunt! gotta try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
I don't normally review a recipe but with this one I just had to! I followed it exactley with just a few additions. Fisrt I added one extra banana than what was called for and also added a small package of chopped walnuts (poured them into the dry ingredients so they would not fall to the bottom while baking). I was a little nervous about using fresh bananas (I didn't have any ripe ones on hand) But to my surprise it came out AWESOME!!! It tasted like I spent a ton of time and ingredients on it which is not the truth at all!! I would recommend this recipe to anyone that enjoys banana cake or bread because you just cant beat how good and easy this one is! I will be making this cake from here on out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2007
I made this and added three bananas and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I baked it in 2 9 inch pans at the time recommended on the box. I frosted with with a cream cheese and pecan frosting. It was the best banana cake I have ever made or eaten!! It tastes very homemade. I made a very complicated one several weeks ago and it can't compare to the flavor and moistness of this cake. I threw the long recipe away and have replaced it with this one. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
Oh my goodness! This cake is so easy to make and it is so moist and delicious. I followed one reviewer's recommendation and used three bananas instead of two and it made it even more moist. I would not try using four bananas though. It definitely did not need a frosting because it is so good as is. Next time I may try a chocolate cake mix and may stir in some chocolate chips or chopped toasted walnuts to make it even yummier.:) One word of caution: I checked my cake after 54 minutes and the top looked very brown although this did not affect the taste. I would recommend checking after 50 minutes of baking and test for doneness with a toothpick. This is a perfect dessert to take to any pot-luck function because it is easy to transport also! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This cake was moist and delicious. It was a big hit with the co-workers.I used others suggestions as follows: I used a preheated 350 degree oven and baked for about 40-45 minutes. I frosted it with a mixture of 1 pkg. banana pudding; 1 cup milk; 1 tub cool whip. Topped it with chopped walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2002
very moist. A good way to use ripe bananas if you're going to be making a cake anyway. Read More
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