I have always loved to bake. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, so I do a lot of baking for my family.
This recipe for banana bundt cake is so easy, and it never fails to come out well. In addition to being delicious, this cake is pretty when it's done. It's an easy dessert to take to parties or for whatever event you're going to.
Personally, I prefer to use a glass bundt pan, as it can be used in a microwave or oven, but this recipe can be used in any type of bundt pan you have. It can even be made in loaf pans. If you're making a cake with a glass pan, the temperature has to be cut down from 350°F to 325°F.
For this recipe, use up your old bananas in the cake; in fact, your bananas need to be overripe—not green or even yellow—for this recipe. You can use any frosting you want on this cake; I have used Wedding Cake Frosting and Snow White Frosting to great effect.
Banana Bundt Cake Recipe
- 1 cup of water
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 large or small package of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2–3 ripe mashed bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup oil
- Combine ingredients, mixing well. Pour into lightly greased and floured bundt pan.
- Bake 325°F degrees for 60–70 minutes. (Note: If you are not using a glass pan, bake at 350°F.)
This cake also freezes well. I make them ahead all the time.
Variations on This Recipe
- Chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding
- Lemon cake mix with lemon pudding and poppy seeds instead of nuts
- Yellow cake with butterscotch
- I also don't always use water. I use buttermilk, whipping cream, milk or fruit juice. I like using whipping cream the most.
- You can also use two loaf pans.
- Use any kind of nuts you want. I have also used raisins.
Apple Bundt Cake
Serves 8 to 10
- 4 cups (1 L) apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 mL) cinnamon
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) canola oil
- 2 cup (500 mL) granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
- 3 cup (750 mL) flour
- 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) baking powder
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (250 mL) water
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) brandy
- Bundt Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C (325˚F if using a glass pan). In a small bowl, combine diced apples, 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat canola oil, sugar, eggs and orange juice. Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add to cream mixture. Beat until combined. Grease bundt pan with canola oil. Pour 1/3 cake batter, 1/2 apple mixture, 1/3 cake mixture, 1/2 apple mixture and remaining 1/3 cake batter.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Brandy Sauce: In a small saucepan, mix sugar and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in brandy. Pour over sliced cake and serve.
Kitchen Aid Mixer
I have a Cobalt Blue Kitchen Aid mixer. How I love that thing.
When our granddaughter got married, we just knew she had to have one, so we bought her the red one with the glass bowl. I always wanted the red mixer, but when I bought my mixer, red was $100.00 more. I can't let blue know I'm in love with red, anyway. I really don't work for Kitchen Aid. I just love this mixer. I also have asked my kids to get me the glass bowl that fits on the Kitchenaid for a Christmas gift.
My nieces and nephews fight over their mother's mixer, each one saying she has to leave it to them in her will.
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© 2008 moonlake
moonlake (author) from America on July 04, 2015:
peachpurple, thanks for stopping by. I don't know why there would be a strong odor. I don't use it often, I use corn oil or canola oil.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 04, 2015:
when i use sunflower oil, it has a strong oil odor in my cake, not buttery taste. Why?
moonlake (author) from America on May 19, 2015:
Peggy use instant pudding mix. I will have to put it on the recipe. It's really a good cake and easy to make. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 19, 2015:
I just checked my kitchen cabinets and I have all the ingredients needed to make this delicious looking banana Bundt cake. One question about the pudding mix. Do you use the instant type? I can't wait to try it out. I'm going to use banana pudding mix since that's what I have at the moment. Thank you for the great recipe. Pinned!
moonlake (author) from America on October 04, 2013:
CraftytotheCore, It is an easy cake and love it because it uses up my ripe bananas. Thanks so much for stopping by.
CraftytotheCore on October 04, 2013:
This looks so delicious Moonlake! I love baking with a bundt cake pan. I have a chocolate almost bundt I make a lot.
moonlake (author) from America on August 17, 2013:
Au fait, We love this cake, in fact I will make it tomorrow. I notice I have lots of bananas I need to use up. Thanks so much for the stars, vote, pin and share I appreciate you doing that.
C E Clark from North Texas on August 16, 2013:
Love these recipes! I used to make bundt cakes like these when they first became popular and didn't write the recipes down. So nice to find them here! And more besides. I have one of those heavy duty Kitchenaid mixers and they're perfect for making cookies and stiffer batters.
Gave you 5 more stars, voted up, and useful, pinning this to my Fabulous Deserts board, and will share!
moonlake (author) from America on June 29, 2013:
rajan jolly, Your welcome and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the vote share and 5 stars.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 28, 2013:
Thanks for sharing this beautiful cake recipe. Voted up and shared. Rated 5 stars.
moonlake (author) from America on June 01, 2013:
Vacation Trip, Your welcome, and thinks for stopping by.
moonlake (author) from America on June 01, 2013:
Indian Chef, It's a very easy recipe and it is good. Thanks for the vote and sharing. I appreciate you stopping by.
Susan from India on June 01, 2013:
This recipe sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing this unique recipe.
Indian Chef from New Delhi India on June 01, 2013:
This looks so cool. Very nicely explained recipe and I really liked the finished product. Voting it up and sharing
moonlake (author) from America on April 26, 2013:
Peggy W, Thanks for the pin. I appreciate it.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2013:
Hi again moonlake,
This will be perfect to pin to my cake and sweet breads board on Pinterest. Consider it done!
moonlake (author) from America on March 25, 2013:
Your welcome thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
moonlake (author) from America on March 25, 2013:
Peggy W, I do love my glass bundt pan. Thank you for stopping by and for the votes, stars and share.
wabash annie from Colorado Front Range on March 25, 2013:
The cake looks and sounds delicious. I've always had a metal bundt pan and did not know there were glass ones. What a great idea ... one can see how the cake is baking. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 24, 2013:
Like others, I have never seen a glass bundt pan but we have others. I like the alternative recipes as well as your banana recipe. Bundt pans always make cakes look so pretty. Gave this 5 stars, up and useful votes and will also share.
moonlake (author) from America on September 14, 2012:
vespawoolf, Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my recipe. I love my mixer and a friend of mine got one for Christmas and she loves hers. They work great.
Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on September 14, 2012:
I've always wanted a KA standmixer. Now I want one even more! I want to try the brandy sauce with the banana bundt cake. Thanks so much for sharing these recipes with us!
moonlake (author) from America on July 21, 2012:
RealHousewife, It really is a very easy cake to make. It has never failed when I have made it. Hope you will enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.
Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 21, 2012:
This sounds awesome! I love bananas, banana cake, pudding, pie, taffy...doesn't matter. This looks great and I love the texture of cake when cooked in a bundt pan. It looks beautiful and you can just drizzle a little icing or load it up!
I am going to have to try this for sure! Thanks in advance - I do not think I could mess this up:)
moonlake (author) from America on May 04, 2012:
Tony, This is a great cake and good for using up all those over ripe bananas.
Canola oil is from pressed canola seed. I saw a chef on tv the other day and he said canola oil was all he used. It's suppose to be good for health.
You can always exchange canola for vegetable oil.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Tony Mead from Yorkshire on May 04, 2012:
moonlake, your recipe sounds very tasty from your list of ingredients. I use bananas up in my bread, as we always seem to have a couple that are just passed their best for eating raw. I like the brandy idea, tha will give it body and extra taste. I use my Bundt tin to make Brioche in, I sometimes make a cake but only when my wife insists, I more a savouries man.
Question for you, I watch a number of USA food programmes and they all use canola oil, what is it made from, we don't have it here?
nice hub, enjoyed the read.
moonlake (author) from America on January 21, 2012:
Thanks so much for stopping by. We love this cake and I eat lots of bananas but I can't always eat them all. Once they get a little ripe I don't want them so I make this cake.
Derdriu on January 21, 2012:
Moonlake, What a delicious, scrumptious, tasty recipe! In particular, I like the way that you discuss enticing variations and favorite equipment. The brandy sauce on the apple bundt cake sounds like a win-win situation.
Thank you for sharing,
P.S. I love the use of glass in baking! That's actually what I was raised on.
moonlake (author) from America on January 08, 2012:
Thank you and thanks for stopping by. The Banana Bundt cake I make all the time seems I always have ripe bananas to use up. I made one yesterday.
Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on January 08, 2012:
I must try the banana and apple bunt cakes. Potatoes and orange juice? Different! I taste them already.
I love your work and the recipes. Good reading and good cooking soon, better yet, good eating. :)
moonlake (author) from America on August 14, 2011:
It sure would be. This is a really good bundt cake and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.
kids-toy-box on August 14, 2011:
Hmm I love bundt cake! I have never seen a glass bundt pan before!
Just thought of a funny scene fom the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding...the mom didn't realise the bundt cake has a hole in the centre she stuck a plant in it...have to admit it is a cute idea to 'dress up' a bundt cake.
moonlake (author) from America on May 28, 2011:
Sun-Girl Thanks, so much for stopping by and leaving comment.
Sun-Girl from Nigeria on May 28, 2011:
A salivating and mouth watery article which i so much enjoyed.
moonlake (author) from America on February 07, 2011:
I love the glass bundt pan use it all the time. Thanks fo stopping by my hub.
Lamme on February 07, 2011:
I had never heard of a glass bundt pan, I think I might have to go looking for one :) Your recipes sound delicious, I can't wait to try them!
moonlake (author) from America on June 10, 2010:
Your welcome. I make this all the time my over ripe bananas always have a place to go now. My husband's favorite words are
" What did you make sweet to eat today?"
Corriw on June 08, 2010:
I made this cake and it turned out great very moist, my family loved it. thank you for your wonderful recipe
moonlake (author) from America on December 10, 2008:
Thank you Vondre. I will check you cake book. I'm so glad you tried the recipe I made the cake again today. I sure uses up very ripe bananas.
Thanks Blackbery for post. You'll like it when you try it.
Blackberry on December 10, 2008:
This sounds like a good cake. Will have to try it.
Vondre from Columbia, SC on November 18, 2008:
I wanted to express my thanks for the great cake recipe. It turned out so beautifully; color, style, and design, thank you so much for sharing it.
Well, I too have a cake related hub page as well. Just click on my picture to check it out when you have time or go to http://freecakebook.com to get my free cake book