Coconut Banana Cake Recipe

Coconut Banana Cake

You’ll experience a taste of the tropics with this super easy cake mix-based dessert recipe.

20 min. prep time
16 servings
141 Rating



1 (18.25-ounce) package spice or carrot cake mix
1 cup water
1 large (2/3 cup) ripe banana, mashed
3 eggs
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut


4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Set aside.

Combine cake mix, 1 cup water, banana and eggs in large bowl. Beat as directed on package. Stir in 3/4 cup coconut.

Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. (Run knife around side of pans before removing.) Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, butter, milk and extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, mixing until well blended.

Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Cover with second cake layer; spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

VARIATION: Cake can be baked in a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Tip

To toast coconut, spread coconut into single layer on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F., stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe Tip
When bananas are overripe, mash them and freeze in resealable plastic freezer bags for the next time you want to make this delicious cake.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 280mg

Carbohydrates: 61g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #9702©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this cake for a bake sale. I only got to taste a few crumbs of it, but it was good. Very easy to make. Good for spring and summer, since the flavors are tropical.

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