4 Ingredient Banana Cake

If you’re craving banana cake but don’t have much time, try this easy 4 ingredient banana cake. A semi homemade cake with chocolate frosting.

We’ve got our fair share of banana cakes on this site. Easy banana cake, banana split cake, banana pancake cake and even a healthy banana cake.

A piece of cake on a plate, with Banana cake and Chocolate frosting

Bananas are ideal for making cakes. Not only do they add flavor, but they really add extreme moisture to cakes, whether from scratch or semi homemade.

Today we’re not only sharing a cake with fresh fruit, but also an easy cake.

4 Ingredient Cake

One thing I love about box cake mixes is how versatile they are. With just a few ingredients (that you most likely have in your pantry), you can throw together an easy cake of just about any variety.

In this easy banana cake there are 4 ingredients:

  • box cake mix (we used yellow cake)
  • 2 eggs
  • oil
  • ripe bananas
ingredients for banana cake on a table

How ripe should bananas be for baking?

The best bananas for baking have quite a bit of black on them. When the bananas are overripe with a lot of spots, the bananas will be sweet, full of flavor and easy to mash.

unbaked banana cake in pan

Can I use stoneware to bake a cake?

Yes! We baked this cake in a stoneware pan. Cakes bake perfectly in stoneware, but you do have to watch the time. Because the stoneware has to heat, the cake will take a few minutes longer to bake through.

If you choose to use a glass pan or metal pan the cake may not take quite as long to bake.

Do you have to grease a stoneware pan?

baked banana cake in a pan

What to frost banana cake with?

We chose to frost this cake with chocolate frosting. You can use a dark chocolate frosting or a sour cream frosting.

You can also frost the cake with cream cheese frosting, whipped cream or simply dust the cake with powdered sugar.

chocolate frosted cake in a pan

How do you store a fruit cake after baking?

After you bake a banana cake, it is safe to store at room temperature. Simply cover the cake or place it in a storage container to keep as much air out as possible.

Can you freeze banana cake?

Yes! This cake freezes well. The bananas help keep the cake moist. Be sure to seal the cake well before freezing.

When you are ready to eat the cake, pull the container out of the freezer. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before opening the container. This helps keep the moisture into the cake.

4 ingredient banana cake on a plate

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A piece of cake on a plate

4 Ingredient Banana Cake

4.12 from 18 votes
If you're craving banana cake but don't have much time, try this easy 4 ingredient banana cake. A semi homemade cake with chocolate frosting.
Servings 15
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add eggs and oil. Mix well.
  • Mix in yellow cake mix until all ingredients are blended together.
  • Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Smooth batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or dust with powdered sugar.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of unfrosted cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 222
Keyword box cake mix recipe, cake with fresh fruit, easy cake recipe, fruit cake
If you're craving banana cake but don't have much time, try this easy 4 ingredient banana cake. A semi homemade cake with chocolate frosting.

About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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Will this work with any flavored box cake mix?

Is it 2 eggs or 4?

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Can you add nuts to the cake?

One part of the recipe says 4 eggs and another says 2 how many should it be?