Recipe: Banana Pineapple Cake

I love making simple sweet treats. Cake mixes make it easy to prepare simple desserts. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking from scratch. But cake mixes do taste good and you can do some fun things with them! Yesterday I decided to experiment with one of the boxes of cake mixes I recently bought.

Banana Pineapple Cake from wm

I had an overly ripe banana, some cans of crushed pineapple and…here comes the best part…Malibu Rum. I decided to put them together with the cake mix to create a delicious sweet treat.  This is a cake with a tropical flair; perfect for a warm Spring afternoon. And it’s a little lower cal and lower fat than your typical cake. There isn’t any oil in the batter and the cake is topped with cool whip rather than frosting. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Banana Pineapple Cake from 3Banana Pineapple Cake

Recipe: Banana Pineapple Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cake
Serves: 12
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ½ C crushed pineapple (I ground mine in my food processor to get it extra fine)
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice from the crushed pineapples
  • ½ C water
  • ¼ C Malibu Rum
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  1. Grease and flour a 13x9 cake pan
  2. In the bowl of a stand up mixer, using the flat attachment, beat together the cake mix, eggs, water and rum for 2 minutes or until the mix is smooth.
  3. Beat in the banana, pineapple and pineapple juice.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased/floured cake pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, top with Cool Whip.


Banana Pineapple Cake from 2 wm


A couple other fruit filled recipes that you may enjoy:

Cherry Danish Coffee Cake

This Gal Cooks - Cherry Danish Coffee Cake


Pina Colada Cupcakes


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  1. says

    You are such an upstanding citizen because your alcohol always shows up in your FOOD recipes. I should give that a try sometime ;) This looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

  2. says

    Hi Julie ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I adore a simple cool whip topping, that’s how my Granny made her cakes, and I love a good cake mix transformation. I always seem to have a mashable banana handy when I don’t need/want one, and when I do actually want/need one, then my bananas go on strike and seem to never ripen!

  3. says

    The banana pineapple cake sounds really good, Julie, but those Pina Colada cupcakes stopped me in my tracks! Did I miss those?? My next scrapbooking project is going to have to be a recipe book titled “Julie” :). Hope the week is treating you well!

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