Banana Pudding Cake


Banana Pudding Cake

Banana Pudding Cake
50 Min

Calling all banana fans! Get ready for an easy dessert that doesn't require a lot of ingredients and isn't lacking in flavor. Our Banana Pudding Cake is a super moist banana cake recipe and will have you floating on cloud 9 after one bite!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving-size) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium) (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Confectioners sugar for garnish

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.


  • To bring out the sweetness of yellow bananas, preheat oven to 350°F and place banana on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, let cool, then slice open.

  • Have you ever made a pudding cake? If not, note that you will add the pudding mix in dry. Pudding cake is more moist and dense, when compared to other cake recipes. Plus, they're super yummy! For more pudding cake recipes check out our Easy Fudge Pudding Cake and our Lemon Pudding Cake. 

  • We've got lots of great recipes with bananas! If you love this Banana Pudding Cake, you may also want to try our Banana Bread Bites or our Banana Pudding Freezer Cake for another tasty treat! Or you can check out our collection page, Irresistible Banana Recipes: 36 Recipes with Bananas

You may also like our collection of 10 Perfectly Pleasing Pound Cakes, including the pictured Old Fashioned Pound Cake.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 14

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 214
  • Calories from Fat 83
  • Total Fat 9.2g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.6g 8 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.4g 7 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 54mg 18 %
  • Sodium 268mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 30g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 17g 0 %

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very good. I used the sugar free cake mix, and had banana pudding , so that's what I used. Tried baking the banana though, and that didn't turn out sweeter. But still very good

The 18.5 ox of cake mix is no longer available. I can only get the 16.50 size How do I make up the difference?

Good morning! The 16.50 oz box will work just fine, and nothing is required to make up the difference. Thank you for you comment, we hope this was helpful. :)

This cake turned out great. I made it according to the recipe, but added 2 bananas. very nice and moist cake. Will be making again soon.

can you use cook and serve pudding instead of instant

Hi there! In this recipe you can use cook and serve pudding instead of instant. :) Enjoy!

Can this recipe be used with sugar free cake mix and sugar free pudding?

While we haven't made it that way, the Test Kitchen thinks that substitution will be just fine. :)

Is it possible to use a sheet cake pan?

Yes, you can use a 9 x 13-inch pan to make this Banana Pudding Cake. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

This has become quite the favorite cake at our house. If you haven't tried it, you need to. AWESOME!!!!

Why? Why? I log in and try to save a recipe. The "Save to Recipe Box" does not show up to add it. The "Remove from Box" show up but the recipe is not there. This is so frustrating and it happens all the time.

You have to go to a recipe for it to come this has happened to me before and this has worked me hope it helps

I used banana pudding and it was fantastic.

In my humble opinion.... I have 46 years of baking experience ! Followed the advice to use 2 bananas and banana pudding to enhance the flavor. It was just average at best, not a crowd pleaser, disappointing.

This stuff is to die for cake.....making it again for the second time for my hubby's birthday.

Made this yesterday using banana pudding and it was delicious. I think next time, though, I will use 2 bananas instead of one. Still delicious!!

I made the cake last week. It is one of the best super moist cake I have ever ate. It was so good. Can be additive. Couldn't eat just one piece when I first tried it. Went back for more

Made this today & it is gone already! Super moist!!! One guest ate 4 slices! Only changes I made; I used 2 bananas & butterscotch pudding (all that I had on hand). Sprinkled powdered sugar over cooled cake. Everyone asked for the recipe. Definite keeper!

How would it be to use Banana Pudding instead of the vanilla and omit the bananas?

have done that...really good!!

Made this tonight. I had two bananas and used them both. Didn't have enough oil, so I used applesauce. This is the first time I have ever made a bundt cake in the amount of time the recipe called for. It usually takes longer. This cake was really oh so good.

really great moist cake

i just made the cake and although it taste good, i dont think it turned out right

this sounds yummy, taking it to church!!!!!

This will go into my "favorites" file. It was easy, and delicious! Just the right "sweet", moist and flavorful.

I baked this cake and it came out great . I didn't use all of the amts. of the ingredients called for in the recipe . Since it was a smaller box cake mix I used the smaller amts on the cake box. I used 2 bananas and it still came out yummy.

Do you peel the yellow banana before you back it in the oven or after?

you keep the banana in the peeling when you bake it in the oven for 15 mins. let it cool and then take it out of the peeling.

This cake is amazing using the following P.B. icing recipe! Enjoy! Irresistible Peanut Butter Icing INGREDIENTS: 1/2 stick Butter, At Room Temperature 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter 2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar 2 Table spoons of milk + more if needed METHOD: Using a stand or hand mixer, combine room temperature butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Once these are well-combined, add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add milk until frosting is at the consistency you like. This frosting is also perfect for chocolate cupcakes or brownies.

Made this per recipe and it was Oh So Good

could you use sugar free, fat free pudding

Sounds good and tasty. Easy

Wonderful! Great for company.

I'm not a banana pudding person but this is a keeper . Making it for a mothers day bake sale.

The Banana Pudding Cake recipe sounded so good, then the suggestion of two bananas and Banana Cream Pudding and Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting, I just want to run out and get the ingredients and make it now.

I have made this cake numerous times. We just love it. I add 2 mashed bananas in mine. Just a bit more banana taste but next time I will try the banana cream pudding instead.

I just made this cake and I added banana cream instant pudding. WOW! I made a little vanilla butter frosting and drizzled on top. WOW again! It is wonderful. Thanks for this recipe. It's a keeper. For dinner tonight I am going to serve it with fresh sliced strawberries & real whipped cream...

i think it would be very good to use banana instant pudding mix,.. i'm going to try this

I used banana pudding mix instead of vanilla pudding oh sooo good

Can this be baked in layers or as a sheet cake.

So did anyone reply to your question re: "Can this recipe be used for a layer or sheet cake?

Sounds great like all the rest.

This sound so yummy! Going to make this tonight. And just a thought; for more 'banana taste,' maybe use bananas that have ripen longer for more stronger banana flavor. I appreciate all the helpful suggestions and comments of my fellow 'bakers.' And thanks again, "Mr. Foods Team"!!! 'little ole' Ohio cook,' Sherry

sounds like the lemon pound cake my Mother made..using yellow cake mix and lemon pudding was really moist and very good

I've made something like this only I omit the water and add 8 oz of crushed pineapple and I baked it in a Bundt pan.

Pineapple sounds great! Did you drain it 1st or use the juice with it?

The only problem is I can't find a 18.25 oz cake mix anymore, they are all 16.50 oz. What do you do?

Use more bananas and banana pudding

Has anyone tried as cupcakes? Thought it would be nice to send off to the college kids.

I made this cake yesterday for my husband to take to work today. He sent me an email saying it is a HUGE hit and 2/3's of it was gone within an hour. I can't wait to try it when he brings me a piece home.

I made this cake last night for my club meeting. It was delicious. I followed the directions and added a teaspoon of almond extract and a pinch of salt. I drizzled some leftover cream cheese frosting that I had over the top of the cake. It was very well received by my club members. I will definitely make this cake again and add pecans in the mixture. I have given other people this recipe, also.

These receipes are ideal for me, I love to bake, my husband has diabetes, I use Pillsbury sugar free cake mix and use sugar free instant pudding, thank you Mr. Food

I like to marbelize this one. Save about 1/4 of the batter, mix in a teaspoon or two of cocoa and then drop spoonfuls of batter on top of banana batter. Swirl with knife or spoon. Bake as suggested.

This is my beloved Mom's "old fashioned banana cake" recipe. Definitely make the pudding banana flavor, use 2-3 ripe bananas (about 1 cup mashed)...add a streusel topping and after baking, warm a little bit of canned vanilla icing and drizzle it over the top. Delish!

Delicious! I took it to work & it disappeared in no time!

Made this this afternnoon & having a piece right now. Mine definitely has a banana taste (maybe it depends on the ripeness of the banana???). It's very good & so simple to make. My only variations were: added 1 tsp. vanilla extract & a pinch of salt. They help get rid of that "box cake" taste if that makes sense. Also, after cooling I made a quick 10X & milk glaze & drizzled it over the cake. I think some finely chopped nuts in the batter would also be good.

Yum! Banana Nut cake sound perfect!


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