Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The perfect cake for a monkey themed party. This is a yellow cake with a hint of banana. The frosting is rich and smooth. A hit with young and old!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all cake ingredients well.
  2. Pour cake mix into two greased 9" round cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Frosting: In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and the cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  5. Add confectioners sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth.
  6. Spread frosting on cooled cake.
  7. Sprinkle with candy topping. As a cute option, you could decorate with small monkey toys.
Most Helpful

This was yummy! I used whipped chocolate frosting instead of making my the cream cheese it was like eating chocolate dipped bananas.

Funandsweet623 March 07, 2009

I made this cake for my son's 2nd birthday, and it was a hit! I am not crazy about the banana instant pudding flavor, but everyone else loved it. Thanks for making my son's birthday cake a smash! Oh, I didn't use the frosting recipe, so that might have helped me like the cake better.

Mama Sweet Rolls September 08, 2007