This cake is a very moist banana cake that travels well to pot lucks or picnics. It can also be baked in a 9x13 pan or an angel food cake pan. It is a family favorite.

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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). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil and mashed banana. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake tests done. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

  • To make glaze: In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and of a drizzling consistency. When cake is cooled, drizzle icing over cake with a zigzag motion. Sprinkle chopped nuts over wet icing if desired.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 430 mg sodium. 65.3 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
This is the best cake I have ever tried bar none. Only changes was I added 3 bananas and cream cheese to the icing next time I will doit as a layer cake with a cream layer in the middle and a fudge icing try this you will love it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2008
Very ordinary nothing special. No disguising it's a doctored up cake mix. I made this many years ago when it first appeared in a magazine advertisement. Not bad if you're just looking for something that'll pass. Making your own delicious banana cake doesn't require a whole lot more effort and reaps a far superior reward. Read More
(33)
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  • 4 star values: 78
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  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
This is the best cake I have ever tried bar none. Only changes was I added 3 bananas and cream cheese to the icing next time I will doit as a layer cake with a cream layer in the middle and a fudge icing try this you will love it. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
This is the best cake I have ever tried bar none. Only changes was I added 3 bananas and cream cheese to the icing next time I will doit as a layer cake with a cream layer in the middle and a fudge icing try this you will love it. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2006
This is AMAZING! I thought it would be good but I was surprised with just how good it was... And how easy to make! I used a 'banana cream' pudding mix 1 large bananas and I baked it in a 9x13 metal pan. It only took between 35 and 40 minutes so be sure to keep an eye on it or it might end up kind of dry. My cake was wonderfully moist. I followed the glaze recipe but added 4 oz of softened (left on the counter for a couple hours) cream cheese. I needed a little more milk to make it spreadable but it was awesome. Sprinkled some walnuts on top and let it set for a couple hours. I DID leave it in the pan but it's easy to lift out slices if you grease and flour the bottom of the pan. We had company over and she loved it! Thank you so much Barbara! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This is the recipe I was looking for not for banana cake but for zucchini cake! Use a package of lemon or vanilla pudding and add 2 cups of shredded zucchini 1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon and a dash of vanilla if you wish. I also used applesauce instead of the oil and used 4 egg whites and 2 eggs instead of four whole eggs to cut down on fat. Very moist and very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2008
Very ordinary nothing special. No disguising it's a doctored up cake mix. I made this many years ago when it first appeared in a magazine advertisement. Not bad if you're just looking for something that'll pass. Making your own delicious banana cake doesn't require a whole lot more effort and reaps a far superior reward. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
The cake was awesome. But the topping I wanted a little something like banana pudding so I made some changes. For the topping I used 8 oz. of softened cream cheese 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar a small tub of cool whip and a about 20-30 crushed vanilla wafers. First whip the cream cheese with electric mixer add in confectioners sugar until well blended. Add in cool whip with a spoon. Spread on cake sprinkle crushed wafers all over cake and VOILA. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2003
This recipe is awesome... I have made it 3 times in the past two weeks. My family likes it better made in a 9x13 with cream cheese icing and refrigerated. Perfect to take to office church anywhere. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2003
Just a yellow cake mix cake with slight banana flavor and a ton of sugar for a glaze. Won't make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
This was an outstanding cake and very easy to make. I served it at card club and it was a big hit. Everyone asked to take a piece home with them. The cake was gone before the night was over. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2006
There was nothing wrong with this cake that's for sure. Not sure it tasted like cake. Was more like a very moist banana bread:) Read More
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