My Mom’s Favorite Banana Pudding Cake

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My mom is always telling people about how much she loves this banana pudding cake. She doesn’t put icing on hers but I’m a chocoholic so I always load on the chocolate icing. The recipe calls for a yellow cake mix but it’s just as delicious with a white cake mix. The yellow or golden cake mixes can sometimes be difficult to find. You can also add in 3/4 cups of finely chopped walnuts but, due to allergies, we omit the walnuts in our version.

Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

Here’s a short & cute video on how to make this delicious recipe. You’ll find the printable recipe under this video!

Banana Pudding Cake:

A little warning – this is highly addictive! Be sure to have lots of people to share it with or you will eat the entire cake yourself…don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Banana Pudding Cake
A highly addictive banana cake packed full of flavor.
  • 1 package yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 package instant banana cream pudding mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, vegetable oil, eggs and water.
  3. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add bananas and stir well to mix.
  5. Pour into greased 13" x 9" cake pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Banana Pudding Cake

For the icing, I simply used a jar of milk chocolate icing. The cake has so much flavor that it doesn’t really need icing though. I bet a caramel buttercream frosting would be delicious on this too. Great…now I’m craving more cake!

Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

Yes, they do make delicious cupcakes as well – just reduce the baking time to about 20 minutes.

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10 thoughts on “My Mom’s Favorite Banana Pudding Cake”

  1. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  2. Sounds delish but I’m just a little confused by the pan size. You say 9 x 9 but most cake mixes make two 8 or 9 inch round pans, plus you have the added volume of the bananas. Is that pan size correct or does this actually make a layer cake? Can’t wait to try it.

    • Hi Amy! If you make it in a 9 x 9 pan, it will be a really high cake. That’s usually the way I do it. You can also make it in two 9 inch round pans if you wanted to make a traditional 2-tier cake with added filling (like frosting) in the middle. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  3. Thank you for this lovely recipe. For the instant banana pudding mix, should it be the small or large box? I am eager to bake this.

    • Hi Marie! It will be the smaller box – I don’t have the exact size written down here but I believe it says “4 servings” on the box. I hope that helps!


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