Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Super Simple Banana Cake

This recipe is so ridiculously simple it really is not fair to call it a recipe.  With five ingredients (two of them optional) it is about the easiest thing to pull together.   I used bananas for this cake, but I think you could use any fruit you want.

Yes, there is A LOT of 'butter' in this recipe. Yes, it is very rich and sweet. Yes, is delicious. And yes, a little goes a long way in satisfying a craving for sweets.  Topped with a bit of So Delicious No Sugar Added Butter Pecan ice cream this was divine.

In fact, my ten year old daughter proclaimed it to be "the best cake you ever made".  She does not have to know it is the cake that requires the least amount of work :)

Enjoy if you decide to try this.  If you use a different fruit please let me know how it comes out!

Four Ingredient Banana Cake

2 bananas, sliced
3/4 package Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix (yes, it is vegan out of the box!)
1/2 cup vegan butter, melted (I used Earth Balance)
~1/4 cup brown sugar (optional)
Cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the sliced bananas in the bottom of a lightly greased 8x8 glass pan.

Pour about 3/4 of the cake mix over top of the bananas.  Top with the melted butter and then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon (if desired).

Place in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly.

Allow to cool before serving.

Note: I used this recipe to serve as the inspiration for my cake, though there are many similar ones out there.


  1. This may be a dumb question, but do you prepare the cake mix first, or just dump the powder over the bananas?

    1. Not a dumb question at all! Just dump the powdered cake mix over the bananas. No need to prepare the cake mix!

    2. Wow, OK, thanks! Looks completely delicious. (Shades of Bananas Foster!) I can't wait to make this. I think I'm going to add walnuts, too!