Banana Nut Cake from Cake Mix

Susan Feliciano


I think my family leaves bananas to ripen beyond eating, just so I will bake something for them! Here is my solution today to 3 bananas hanging on the fruit stand. Tastes a lot like banana bread, but softer and sweeter, and the topping sends it to the next level!


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20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 box
    2-layer yellow cake mix
  • 3
  • 1/3 c
  • 3
    mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/3 c
  • 2/3 c
    chopped pecans

  • 1 small
    can evaporated milk (5 oz.)
  • 1 stick
    butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla flavoring

How to Make Banana Nut Cake from Cake Mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" cake pan, or spray with Baker's Joy coating.
  2. Mash bananas. With a mixer, beat in eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Add cake mix and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl once during mixing. Stir in pecans.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in center of oven for 30-35 minutes, until cake tests done in center (springs back when lightly touched). Cool cake in pan.
  4. To make frosting: Use a DEEP saucepan. Bring milk, butter, and sugar to a rolling boil for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Test by dropping 1/4 teaspoon on cold plate; it should form a small thick mound. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and vanilla. Let cool slightly, then spoon over top of cake. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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About Banana Nut Cake from Cake Mix

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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