Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 34 mins

Found this recipe in a very old church cook book. It's the favorite of my grandchildren. I bake it often. It's very easy. I usually frost it with a sour cream frosting, but if this is too sweet for your taste a thin butter icing would work well. A very light cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 14 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 18 teaspoon baking soda
  • 34 cup water
  • 13 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2-3 med.)
  • 13 cup nuts (optional)


  1. Stir baking soda into mix before adding liquid.
  2. Add water, eggs and mashed bananas.
  3. Mix at medium speed until blended, then on high for two minutes.
  4. Fold in nuts if desired.
  5. Pour into 9 x 13 greased cake pan.
  6. Bake at 350 deg. for 34 - 38 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is just as good as the scratch cake version I make. I added 1/2 c. coconut and iced with cream cheese icing. Family and friends loved it and could not believe it was a cake mix.

r.bennett3728 September 12, 2008

I tried this recipe and compared it to the one I make that has less ingredients and did not like it as much. Mine uses a white cake mix, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. baking soda and three eggs along with the bananas and nuts. I am not fond of yellow cake mix.

Chef53Kathy July 05, 2008

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