Easiest Ever Chocolate Banana Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

Do you have some bananas that need to be used up? This is a great recipe from Chatelaine Food Express Quickies which uses chocolate cake mix. You can have a lovely cake ready in under 45 minutes. When I made this I used Dr.Oetker Added Touch Devil's Food Cake Mix. The cake mix package size was 520 g and I baked it in a bundt pan for 45 min.

Top Review by Elly in Canada

A very moist and tasty way to use a chocolate cake mix and over ripe bananas! I used 1 cup of mashed banana and 1/2 cup of water, added 1/2 cup of toasted pecans. Baked in 9x13 glass baking dish and frosted with a store bought white frosting! Quick, easy and tasty!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cup banana, pureed


  1. Prepare cake mix following the directions on the package but using only 1 cup of water.
  2. Stir in the pureed bananas.
  3. Bake in 2 greased 9" square baking pans for 30 minutes (cake is done when toothpick comes out clean).
  5. 1-9X13" pan = 35-40 minute.
  6. 2-8" round pans = 35-40 minute.
  7. 2-9" round pans = 30-35 minute.
  8. 2-8" square pans = 30-35 minute.
  9. 24 cupcakes = 20-25 minute.
  10. 12 cup fluted pan (bundt pan) = 40-45 minute.

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