I love to bake from scratch, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day. I always have a stock pile of cake mixes in the pantry, and I love to doctor them up and make them my own. Banana cake is one of my favorite treats, and I have a few different recipes here on the blog that I like to make. But this banana cake using cake mix is faster and still uber delicious!
I really like to be in the kitchen, you can tell that from the posts in my Instagram feed.
I love to bake, make cookies, cake, brownies etc.
Making homemade bread is probably one of the most satisfying things I can do in the kitchen. There’s something so amazing about a loaf of fresh baked bread. I get such a sense of accomplishment from it! (If you want the recipe for the bread pictured below, here it is – homemade french bread)
But… not sure how many readers of this blog know that I’m also a very busy crafter, you can see some of that on my craft blog – Crafts by Amanda. It’s also apparent on my Instagram feed.
I also do quite a bit of freelance work. I create crafts for General Mills via their Kix Cereal brand, like these cute mitten puppets that my awesome son is wearing.
I also make kid’s crafts for Disney’s Spoonful where I post 8 times per month! If that wasn’t enough, I also recently completed two kid’s craft books that will be available this fall, and am currently working on the 3rd and 4th books in the series. On top of all that, I make crafts and recipes for the awesome websites of Prime Publishing. So needless to say, I don’t get into the kitchen as often as I would like!
That’s why doctoring up a cake mix can be a real time saver for me. I love to bake from scratch, but I don’t always have the time to do that. This particular doctored cake mix recipe is one of my favorites to date. I’ve added some tasty spices and yummy ripe bananas, then topped it with some banana flavored whipped cream frosting.
It’s pretty easy, just mix the dry ingredients together…
Add the wet ingredients (see printable instructions below) and the bananas…
Mix it all up in your mixer and pour it into the pan…
Bake it to golden perfection. You know the rest, cool, frost, eat. :)
More banana baked goods
Need more ideas for using up your ripe bananas? I’ve selected some of my favorites for you below!