Three of the BEST Banana Cake Treats – ONE pack of cake mix.
Not even joking!
Banana Cake is that culinary staple that every home baker busts out from time to time. Whenever I’ve got a couple of overripe bananas attracting fruit flies (the shame!) I either pop them in the freezer for a cake-at-a-later-date or get straight into it – the oven is ON!
Beloved kiwi brand Edmonds have made baking one of our national treasures (surely, right?) even easier with their bumper Banana Cake Mix that makes a trifecta of delicious cake goodness. This is no single serve mix, the pack makes three full size banana cakes or branch out like I did and try something a little bit different……
All of these full size recipes were made using one single bag of Edmonds Banana Cake Mix. I went on a bit of a baking rampage and busted out all 3 at once but of course you could make one cake and save the remaining two for a rainy day! (or not lol).
The Basic Banana Cake Recipe
I used the recipe off the packet as the basis for my three creations and it’s a total winner!
2 2/3 Cups Edmonds Banana Cake Mix
1 Egg size 6
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup cold water
2 mashed ripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees C, grease a 6cm deep x 20cm round cake tin and line base.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and combine using an electric mixer. Spoon batter into prepared tin.
- Bake for 40-45 mins, until inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.
Banoffee Banana Cake Trifle Recipe
Everyone loves everything banoffee, but why not ramp up the trifle version a little more by ditching boring old sponge and upping the banana factor?!
That’s where the Edmonds Banana Cake mix comes in. One full sized cake would yield 4-6 of these luxe desserts depending upon the size of your serving glassware.
1 Edmonds Banana Cake as above
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar to caramelise bananas
1 ½ tbsp cornflour
1 cup water
1 tbsp golden syrup
½ cup cream
½ cup cream for whipping
½ cup chocolate chips
Easy Caramelised Bananas
- Slice enough firm bananas in half and then half again lengthways to ensure you have 2 quarters to top each trifle.
- Add 2 tbsp brown sugar to a frying pan on low-med heat, add banana quarters and cook until brown on each side.
- Pop in fridge to cool.
Caramel Sauce Recipe – From the Edmonds Cookbook
- Melt butter and sugar in saucepan, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. In a bowl combine cornflour, water and golden syrup until smooth. Add to saucepan. Bring mixture back to the boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cream.
- Pop in fridge to cool.
Once the cake, caramelized bananas and caramel sauce have cooled it’s time to assemble your Banoffee Trifles!
- Cut your cake pieces to size. I used round cookie cutters in 3 different sizes.
- Begin layering your trifle; cake round, sliced bananas, sprinkle of chocolate chips, drizzle of caramel sauce. Repeat
- When you’re at the top of your trifle glass, add a dollop of whipped cream and two of the caramelized bananas you prepped earlier. Finish with a liberal swirl of caramel sauce and sprinkle of chocolate chips.
- Don’t even think about the calories!
Banana Cake Doughnut Holes Recipe
Can’t beat a doughnut, right? Actually you can, with a banana cake doughnut. It’s a fact guys!
These little crispy balls of YUM are quite the decadent treat – especially if you have some caramel sauce left over from your trifle for dipping!
- 1 Edmonds Banana Cake mix as above, BUT, the doughnut mix needs to be denser than the cake mix so omit the water when combining ingredients.
- 1.5L of canola oil for frying
- 4 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a container with a sturdy lid to shake-coat the doughnuts after frying. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan on low heat on a small element until bubbles begin to rise.
- When the oil has preheated, dip the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick into the oil. If the oil starts steadily bubbling, then the oil is hot enough for frying. If the oil bubbles very very vigorously, then the oil is too hot and needs to cool off a touch. If no or very few bubbles pop up, then it’s not hot enough.
- Using a round measuring teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil. It’s really, really hard to get them round, I found using two spoons to scrape the batter off quickly helped! It doesn’t matter what shape they end up they all taste amaze!
- Keep turning the doughnuts in the oil, you don’t want to overcrowd the fryer. I had 5-6 doughnuts in the oil at one time.
- When they are evenly brown all over, remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Mine took approx 5 minutes, make sure you cut your first couple open to check that they are cooked through.
- After each batch has drained for a couple of minutes, pop them in your sugar/cinnamon mix, close the lid and shake gently to coat.
Nutella Banana Cake Cupcakes Recipe
We all need an amaze cupcake recipe up our sleeves, so I’m going to share this little winner with you because, to be honest, I can’t actually believe it came out of my kitchen, it’s THAT good! Look, I’m a giver guys, but just remember you owe me one, okay? ; )
- 1 Edmonds Banana Cake mixed as above
- ½ cup Nutella for combining with the cake mix
- 2 heaped tbsp Nutella for icing
- 60g butter softened
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 cups icing sugar
Ok, the Edmonds Banana Cake mix makes a massive batch of cupcakes so be prepared! One cake mix gave me 16 large cupcakes and 12 minis!
- Preheat oven to 170?
- Place paper cupcake cases inside muffin tins
- Halfway fill each with the Edmonds Banana Cake batter
- Drop approx ½ tsp Nutella onto the top of the cupcake mix and using a wooden skewer or a slim knife, swirl the Nutella into the mix.
- Bake at 170? for approx 12 minutes, until inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.
It’s time to make buttercream icing!
- Mix butter and milk until creamy
- Add icing sugar, then Nutella to taste.
- Pipe onto fully cooled cupcakes.
How cool is that? Three amazing feats of baking from one bag of cake mix!
Pick up a bag of Edmonds Banana Cake mix next time you head in store (or click here for more info) and don’t forget to enter our Edmonds Giveaway (CLOSED) via the widget below which will see one lucky winner taking home $50 worth of Edmonds products.
Congratulations Fiona Henwood!
Thanks so much to Edmonds for making this post possible!