4-Ingredient Banana Dump Cake


4-Ingredient Banana Dump Cake

This easy banana bread dump cake is your ticket to dessert happiness.

Banana Dump Cake
Banana Dump Cake

This delicious Banana Dump Cake is the perfect recipe to make when you're craving an easy banana dessert. It only takes 4 ingredients and about an hour to make. You'll have dessert on the table in no time at all!

While we love banana bread recipes, we think this banana bread mix cake is a great alternative for a few reasons. First of all, it's easier to make. You don't have to cream together butter and sugar or anything like that. Second of all, you get a different (and delicious) flavor and texture when making a cake as opposed to a bread. This recipe is light, fluffy, and bursting with flavor. You also get delicious sweet banana slices on the bottom of the cake for an added layer of decadence. It's such a treat!

This banana cake is also easy to customize. When you serve it to your family you can top it with vanilla ice cream, homemade whipped cream, caramel sauce, walnuts, and more! It's the perfect dessert to make when your family is in the mood to be creative.

Enjoy this delicious and easy banana bread cake recipe!

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time40 min



  • 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 box banana bread quick mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Banana Dump Cake Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch cake pan.

  2. Slice the bananas into pieces and line the bottom of the greased dish.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the banana bread mix, melted butter and milk. Pour and spread on top of the banana layer.

  4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the sides begin to brown and when jiggled the middle seems set.

  5. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and enjoy!

Banana Cake Tips and Tricks

Banana cake is such a great old fashioned dessert. Whether you are making our easy banana dump cake or whipping up an elegant cake from scratch, we think you'll enjoy these tips and tricks!

What's the difference between banana cake and banana bread?
Banana cake has a lighter, springier texture than banana bread. As the name suggests, the texture of banana cake is closer to a cake than to a quick bread. Banana bread is denser than banana cake, and it's easier to cut into bread-like slices. It holds together better and is often less sweet.

If this doesn't seem like a big difference, then you are correct! Banana bread and banana cake are very similar. Apart from texture, the only other significant difference is in how they are baked and served. Banana cake is usually baked in a cake pan and topped with frosting. Banana bread is usually baked in a loaf pan and served without frosting.

Although, we certainly won't tell if you want to slather a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of a slice of banana bread. It sounds like a genius idea, actually.

How do you make cream cheese frosting?
This banana bread mix cake is delicious without frosting, but we certainly don't see anything wrong with adding some! We have a fantastic recipe for cream cheese frosting right here on RecipeLion. Check it out here!

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My elderly mother loves banana bread. This is such an easy recipe that I can make up for a treat for her. I'd be tempted to chop up some maraschino cherries to put into it too, would you? There's a question on the recipe page about what size banana bread mix package to use. The recipe calls for a small casserole dish so I'm thinking it is the small Jiffy mix package. Have any of you tried this yet?

I love things like dump cakes recipes that are super simple to put together. I also enjoy more complicated recipes, but sometimes simpler is more preferable. This sounds like a quick and easy way of satisfying a craving for homemade banana bread. If I made this in the late afternoon, I seriously doubt (knowing my wife and myself) that this would last beyond midnight.

Banana desserts are the best! I can't wait to try this

I'm not familiar with dump cake but it sure looks delicious, especially since I like eating cake with milk anyway. I've made banana bread from scratch before using a vegan recipe. It's pretty simple no eggs, just butter, raisins, flour, very ripe bananas plus a little cinnamon, sugar and baking powder. Just in case the mix isn't available, it's not too difficult to make your own banana bread.

This is an easy recipe for dump cake. I've seen lots of apple dump cakes, but never one with bananas. This will be a good dessert for a small family gathering. I buy bananas every week, so I just need to pick up the quick bread mix.


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