Banana Bread Dump Cake

Banana Bread Dump Cake recipe – so easy! Only 6 ingredients – bananas, evaporated milk, pecans, caramel sauce, cake mix, and butter. Simply dump everything in the cake pan and bake! No dirty dishes! Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream. Great for a crowd! We love this at potlucks, summer cookouts, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter!

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If you like banana bread then you are going to LOVE this Banana Bread Dump Cake. All of the flavors of banana bread in cake form. Bananas, evaporated milk, caramel sauce, pecans, cinnamon swirl cake mix, and butter. Dump everything in the pan and bake. Ridiculously easy to make and even easier to eat! Whip this up the next time you need an easy dessert! It is sure to be a hit!

What is a dump cake?

A dump cake is a dessert similar to a cobbler but with a cake mix topping. It is called a dump cake because it is prepared by dumping the ingredients into a cake pan without mixing.

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How to Make Banana Bread Dump Cake

This dessert is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl or in the baking dish, mash ripe bananas. Spread the mashed bananas evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. 

Pour evaporated milk over the bananas. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the banana layer. Drizzle caramel sauce over the pecan. Dump the cake mix over the caramel. Sprinkle the cinnamon swirl mixture from the cake mix box evenly over the top of the cake mix. 

Place slices of unsalted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Make sure to cover the entire pan. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do NOT stir the ingredients! Just dump the ingredients into the pan.
  • This recipe uses evaporated milk NOT sweetened condensed milk. They are NOT the same thing. Make sure your can says evaporated milk.
  • I used a box of Krusteaz CinnamonSwirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix. 
    • Do NOT make the cake. You are going to just use the dry ingredients.
  • Can use walnuts instead of pecans.
    • You can also omit the nuts if you prefer.
  • If you have some spots of dry cake mix after baking, drizzle melted butter over those spots and bake for an additional minute or two.
  • Feel free to add some white chocolate chips or coconut to one of the layers – YUM!
  • How long is dump cake good for? The cake will keep up to 5 days covered in the refrigerator.
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How to Serve Banana Dump Cake

We serve the cake warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is equally delicious with a dollop of whipped cream. Top each serving with some fresh banana slices, extra pecans, and caramel sauce. One bite and you will be blown away!

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Banana Bread Dump Cake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Banana Bread Dump Cake recipe – so easy! Only 6 ingredients – bananas, evaporated milk, pecans, caramel sauce, cake mix, and butter. Simply dump everything in the cake pan and bake! No dirty dishes! Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream. Great for a crowd! We love this at potlucks, summer cookouts, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter!

Ingredients:

  • 6 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (21-oz) box cinnamon swirl cake mix
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread mashed bananas in the bottom of the cake pan. Pour evaporated milk over bananas.
  • Top with chopped pecans and caramel sauce.
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly in the cake pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon swirl mixture from the cake mix box evenly over the top of the cake mix. 
  • Place slices of butter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Make sure to cover the entire pan.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • Do NOT stir the ingredients! Just dump the ingredients into the pan.
  • I used a box of Krusteaz CinnamonSwirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix. 
    • Do NOT make the cake. You are going to just use the dry ingredients.
  • Can use walnuts instead of pecans.
    • You can also omit the nuts if you prefer.
  • If you have some spots of dry cake mix after baking, drizzle melted butter over those spots and bake for an additional minute or two.
  • Feel free to add some white chocolate chips or coconut to one of the layers – YUM!
  • How long is dump cake good for? The cake will keep up to 5 days covered in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. This was the most wonderful dessert ever and everybody absolutely loved it I made three batches in one week!!! Could I possibly do the same recipe but with apple pie filling from the can?

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