Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I believe I got this recipe from Southern Living - found it scribbled on a program from a conference I attended in Florida. I am not a huge fan of packaged cake mixes, but this is really a life saver when you need something fast and have bananas. I've brought it to a number of potluck, where it's been a real crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) box poundcake mix (Betty Crocker brand recommended)
  • 3 large bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 13 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. Grease two loaf pans or a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, beating for about three or four minutes until thoroughly mixed. Pour into greased pan.
  3. Bake until done, about 40-45 minutes for large pan, perhaps 35 minutes for loaf pans.
  4. Cool pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, turn out and cool completely.
  5. Note1: I've also mixed in a cup or so of chopped walnuts or pecans.
  6. Note2: I've never put on icing, but a glaze or a dusting of powdered sugar would be nice.
Most Helpful

Try making this with batter you made yourself. It tastes more like bananas, and is more of a home-made recipe. I use the batter from a Strawberry Pound Cake, but instead of -or including- strawberries, I use bananas!

Nikki E. March 10, 2015

I made this into two loaves thinking we would eat one and DH could take one to work; well, the second one is going in my freezer to eat when the first one is gone! It is a lot denser than traditional banana bread since it is made with cake and a little sweeter too for that matter, but it is so good. I used ripe bananas, not over-ripe one like I usually would with banana bread and it was still perfectly flavored. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag.

AZPARZYCH January 21, 2013

Made the one large loaf, with bananas nicely ripe & full of flavor! Also added some freshly toasted walnuts & was very satisfied with that! Especially nice still warm from the oven, but then, most breads & loaves like this are so satisfying at that time! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]

Sydney Mike November 10, 2011