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Banana Fudge Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

12-15 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
You'll love the banana flavor throughout this moist, fudgy cake and fluffy frosting from Jan Gregory of Bethel, Ohio. "This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. It's a favorite at family gatherings," Jan reports.
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Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, prepare cake mix according to package directions, omitting 1/4 cup of the water. Beat on low speed until moistened. Add banana; beat on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. In a large saucepan, add butter and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted; stir until combined and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Add the butter mixture, banana and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining sugar until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost the cake.

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