Banana Rum Cake


Use this easy banana rum cake recipe for a moist, flavorful cake made with dark rum, mashed bananas, and yellow cake mix.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 9-inch layer cake



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 cup mashed bananas

  • cup dark rum

  • cup water

  • cup chopped pecans

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda


  • cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons dark rum

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


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

  2. Make the cake: Stir cake mix, bananas, rum, water, pecans, eggs, and baking soda in a large bowl until combined, then beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 to 4 minutes. Pour into the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen cakes; invert carefully onto a cooling rack and let cool completely, about 25 more minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually mix in confectioners sugar; blend thoroughly. Mix in rum and vanilla until smooth.

  5. Spread frosting on cooled cake tops, then stack layers and frost sides.


If you'd like to use a Bundt pan, bake for about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* 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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