Cake Mix Banana Bread – Easy Dessert Recipe

Cake Mix Banana Bread

This cake mix banana bread recipe is very simple to make. It consists only of cake mix, eggs, butter… and of course ripe & delicious bananas! Since there are only 4 ingredients, this recipe is useful for people who don’t want to deal with (or are missing) flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, etc. Cake mix already contains ingredients such as sugar, flour, baking soda, etc. This recipe is also for people who like the taste of yellow cake mix because the finished product tastes sort of like a banana flavored birthday cake.

This banana bread recipe should take you roughly only 10 minutes to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked banana bread recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s sections on Easy Banana Bread Recipes. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Cake Mix

Ingredients – Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

  • 6 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 – Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & medium sized)
  • 1 Box – Yellow Cake Mix (15.25 oz box of cake mix)

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment Required – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, 9 by 5 bread pan, oven mitts, oven, silicon spatula & cooling rack.

Only 4 Ingredients – Mashed Bananas, Cake Mix, Eggs & Butter

Instructions – Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas, cake mix and butter together.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.
  • Optional – After the cake mix banana bread has completely cooled, you can decorate! In the picture above, I used vanilla frosting and mini-chocolate chips. Or you can turn this banana bread into a fruit-topped dessert by spreading whipped cream (i.e. Cool Whip) on top of the finished banana bread and then placing sliced strawberries, blueberries, etc. on top of the whipped cream. If you want to learn how to make your own homemade whipped cream, please see the whipped cream instructions & tips included with our Strawberry Bread Recipe.

Delicious Cake Mix Banana Bread

Cake Mix Banana Bread

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Tips – Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help banana bread “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Cake mix is a prepackaged mix that contains sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, etc. Therefore, only 4 ingredients are needed to make this simple cake mix banana bread.
  • I used a 15.25 ounce box of yellow cake mix from Duncan Hines in order to make this cake banana bread. However, there are many other types of cake mixes that you can try (i.e. white cake mix, chocolate cake mix, pink velvet cake mix, etc.). Choose your favorite cake mix and experiment!
  • The 15.25 ounce box that I used held roughly 3 cups of cake mix.
  • If you don’t like butter, you can replace it with 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. Use a neutral tasting vegetable oil (i.e. canola oil or corn oil) versus a more “flavorful” oil (i.e. olive oil).
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and usually yellow with small black spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • Use 3 medium-sized bananas (not large bananas). In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/4 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/3 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium and large-sized bananas may differ from yours!
  • You can make a wide range of variations with this recipe (i.e. plain, frosted or fruit topping). You can serve this banana bread plain without any toppings. Or you can spread your family’s favorite frosting (i.e. vanilla frosting) on top and then sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Or you can turn this cake banana bread into a fruit-topped dessert by spreading whipped cream (i.e. Cool Whip) on top of the finished banana bread and then placing sliced strawberries, blueberries, etc. on top of the whipped cream.
  • If you want to learn how to make homemade whipped cream in order to add to this banana bread, please see the whipped cream instructions & tips included with our Strawberry Bread Recipe.
  • This doesn’t happen often but if the top of the banana bread looks too moist or under cooked, you should try the “toothpick test”. Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any batter sticks to the toothpick. If batter is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn’t completely cooked. Place the bread pan back into the still hot oven for another 2 or 3 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan will be very hot. After the 2 or 3 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the cake banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • If you have a problem with a banana bread recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your cake banana bread.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a hot oven and bread pan.
  • For more easy banana bread recipes (i.e. blueberry, cranberry, chocolate chip, vegan, oatmeal, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Banana Bread Recipes section.

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Cake Mix Banana Bread - Easy Dessert Recipe

This cake mix banana bread recipe is very simple to make. It consists only of cake mix, eggs, butter... and of course ripe & delicious bananas! Visit BreadDad.com for more great banana bread recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread recipe, banana cake mix bread, cake mix banana bread, cake mix banana bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & medium sized)
  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (15.25 oz box of cake mix)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas, cake mix and butter together.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.
  • Optional – After the cake mix banana bread has completely cooled, you can decorate. In the picture above, I used vanilla frosting and mini-chocolate chips.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg

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