In my last post I referenced a cake recipe, so I figured that while I am in recipe sharing mode I would post this one as well. However, I do have to make a disclaimer again. I usually always make cakes homemade. Now I don't say that in a haughty way, but I have never taken that particular shortcut. My reason for this has been that I think cake is such an easy thing to make and it tastes better than using a box (however, I do think that box cakes make good cakes). Once again, though, as a mother of 3 small children I am beginning to take every shortcut that I can in order to make my life easier. This recipe came out of my needing to make Laura a cake for her 2nd birthday and having only one day in which to make, frost & decorate it. I had a box cake mix on hand so I punted and this was my result.
1 white cake mix
1/2 c oil
1/2 c water (plus a bit extra if batter is too thick)
3 very ripe bananas, mashed*
1 sm box vanilla instant pudding
Mix & bake according to package directions. Batter will be thick.
I frosted with a cream cheese frosting. They were super moist and delicious!
*I always have 4-5 overripe bananas in my freezer and this is what I used. They are very runny, so don't use regular bananas because I think the cake would turn out too dry.