Mouth-watering Banana Cake Recipe with Cake Mix and Caramel Frosting

Yummy banana cake recipe is easy to make if you are using a cake mix. It also cuts down the preparation time to a great extent. Moreover, you can add your favorite nuts, such as cashews, pecans etc, to the mix to add a nutty flavor and serve it with the frosting of your choice. Given below is a mouth-watering banana cake recipe with cake mix and a delicious caramel frosting.


  •  Plain yellow cake mix – 1 packet (you can use white cake mix, but yellow gives more of a ‘banana’ color)
  •  Light or dark brown sugar – ½ cup
  •  Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  •  Peeled and mashed bananas – 1 cup
  •  Vegetable oil – ½ cup
  •  Eggs – 3
  •  Water – 1 cup
  •  Vegetable shortening – 3 tablespoons
  •  Assorted nuts (roasted) – 1 cup
  •  White flour – 3 tablespoons


  •  Grease two 8-inch cake pans using the vegetable shortening and dust some flour on the inside.
  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  In a deep mixing bowl, take the cake mix and add the cinnamon and brown sugar to it.
  •  Break the eggs in the mix, one by one, and beat between each addition.
  •  Add the vegetable oil and water to the mix.
  •  Beat the mix well with an electric mixer and make sure that you scrape the sides of the bowl in between the mixing so that the ingredients are well incorporated.
  •  Pour the batter in the two pans (filling each pan to the ¾ level) and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  •  Once the cakes are done, let them cool for at least 30 minutes and, in the meantime, you can prepare the caramel frosting.

Ingredients for caramel frosting:

  •  Butter – 8 tablespoons
  •  Brown sugar – 1 cup
  •  Whole milk – ¼ cup
  •  Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  •  Icing sugar – 2 cups


  •  In a thick saucepan, take the butter and brown sugar and heat for about 2 minutes until they both melt.
  •  Once the mixture starts to boil, add the milk and mix. Bring the mix to the boil once again.
  •  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and icing sugar.
  •  Keep in mind that this frosting has to be used warm, otherwise it will harden.

Assembling the cake:

  •  Take one cooled cake and place it on a cake stand right side up.
  •  Spread a layer of frosting on the top of the cake and sprinkle some roasted nuts over it.
  •  Place the other cake on top of it and frost the top and the sides of the cake in quick motions (so that the frosting does not cool).
  •  Cool the cake in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
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