Banana Cream Cake Recipe

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Jasper Modified: December 1, 2021
Banana Cream Cake Recipe


How To Make Banana Cream Cake

Layers of moist cake and creamy pudding make up this banana cream cake. This is a decadent dessert to end any hearty meal.

Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


For Cake:

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • Instant Banana Pudding, prepared

For Frosting:

  • 1 lb butter
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 7 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cup vanilla wafers, crushed

For Decoration (Optional):

  • bananas
  • vanilla wafers


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk until combined, set aside.

  3. In another bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, add in eggs 1 at a time until blended. Mix in the vanilla.

  4. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk into the wet ingredients.

  5. Place in 3 8-inch or 9-inch prepared cake pans and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and they spring back.

  6. Remove from oven and turn onto cooling racks to fully cool.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.

  2. Blend in the extracts and then add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.

  3. Once sugar is added add in the milk slowly until desired consistency and continue to beat on high for about 5 minutes to fluff up.

  4. Add about a third of the buttercream to a piping bag with tip cut off.

  5. Place one layer of the cake on a turntable and then pipe a damn of frosting around the outside of the layer about 1-inch thick.

  6. Spread half of the prepared pudding in the center and then top with another layer of cake and gently press down, repeat with damn and other half of the frosting.

  7. Top with last layer of cake and then spread frosting around the top and sides of the cake until covered, reserving about 1½ cups of the frosting for decorating if desired.

  8. Take crushed vanilla wafers and add some to hand and press up the sides of the cake until it is covered. Pipe the remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.

  9. Keep refrigerated.


  • Calcium: 75mg
  • Calories: 716kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 96g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Fat: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Potassium: 93mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 679mg
  • Sugar: 76g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1476IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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