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Easy Banana Upside Down Bundt Cake Recipe

Cake mix and fresh bananas are combined to create the most delicious and moist Banana Upside Down Cake that is perfect for any occasion.

Course Dessert
Keyword banana bundt cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 bundt cake


Banana Topping

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-4 bananas {sliced}


  • 1-15.25 oz. box yellow butter cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-3.4 oz. box banana pudding mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your bundt pan by liberally spraying it with nonstick spray and set aside.

Banana Topping

  1. Add sliced bananas to the bottom of the prepared bundt pan in an even layer.

  2. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon into a medium bowl and whisk until the brown sugar is slightly dissolved. Pour it over the top of the sliced bananas.

Cake Batter

  1. Combine cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water and banana pudding mix in a large bowl and mix according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan and on top of the banana topping. Be sure to spread into an even layer.

  2. Bake in a 350° oven for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place onto a cooling rack for one hour {that is a magical number}. After 1 hour run a knife around the edges of the cake. Then invert your Banana Upside Down Bundt Cake onto a cake plate and cool completely. If bananas stick to the bottom of the pan just use your fingers to remove them and place them onto the cake.

  3. Store your Banana Upside Down Bundt Cake at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.