Do you like bananas? How about rum? Cake anyone? How about something quick and easy. Something where the longest time involved is the baking time?

Well, I am a rum lover. I can’t say I “love” bananas on their own, but I sure do love them in certain baked goods. I’m also one who likes “mini” as compared to “regular” cakes but hey, sometimes making a “regular” sized cake isn’t a horrible thing. Sometimes it turns our much more moist. Sometimes you just don’t have the patience to make “mini”.


In any case, this cake turned out pretty awesome. I’ll be delivering some of this to my kiddies. I found the recipe on I did leave my review on the site with my recommendation to only change the frosting recipe. This also uses a cake mix! Something I don’t do very often but also something I am not adverse to. Especially when feeling semi-lazy like I have been feeling as of late. 😉


Banana Rum Cake
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1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup dark rum
2/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/3 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray non-stick bundt pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, baking soda, rum, water, eggs, bananas and nuts. Bring together, then beat on medium speed 2 to 4 minutes.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and then invert cake onto cooling rack.
For the frosting: Combine 1/3 cup butter or margarine with the confectioners sugar, vanilla and rum. Beat until smooth. Drizzle over cake. **Note: This made way more than enough frosting. You could easily cut this in half and still have more than enough frosting for the cake.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Mary October 5, 2009 at 10:41 am - Reply

    What a scrumptous cake !

  2. Barbara Bakes October 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Love your fall sprinkles on top! I'm been a sort of lazy cook this week too.

  3. Jamie October 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    That is such a fall and festive banana cake. It looks too pretty too eat. But I know I would enjoy eating it. I love bananas and baking with them too!

  4. Amanda October 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Wow that's picture perfect! I love banana cakes, and yes, I also use cake mixes every now and then 🙂 it's never bad to be lazy LMAO!

  5. Mags October 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Wow Shelby… that looks so fall-like and festive! And love the combination of rum and bananas.

  6. Bellini Valli October 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Mt brother has always made a rum cake from bacardi's that is always on our list at family gatherings.

  7. RecipeGirl October 5, 2009 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I don't believe I've ever made a rum cake! Sometimes the doctored cake mix recipes are truly the best- I've done a couple (don't tell!)

  8. Patsyk October 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    That cake looks so delicious! Is it as moist as I am imagining it?

  9. Ingrid October 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I totally love bananas and am always up for a shortcut so this is perfect!

    What do you think of using rum extract in place of the rum so my kiddos can have a slice?

  10. Devan Geselle. N October 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    deeelish! i like rum and cake! 😀

  11. Chef E October 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous cake girl! I love this time of year, and the cake sounds like a good October dessert, and I want a piece…

  12. Maria October 5, 2009 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Great cake! I love the fun sprinkles too!

  13. Pam October 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    So pretty and tasty. The perfect cake for this time of year.

  14. Leslie October 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    ohhh yum..I feel tipsy looking at it!

  15. CookiePie October 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    YUM – that is one gorgeous cake! Looks so moist. Love the rum-banana combo!

  16. Stash October 5, 2009 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    How strong was the rum flavor in the cake?

    I had bought a bottle of dark rum ages ago for a dessert involving ricotta and coffee. I don't drink much so it's been sitting on a shelf in the kitchen all this time.

    Thanks for the idea.

  17. Tatiyana October 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    These pictures are amazing! I have to make this cake like yesterday!!!

  18. Katy ~ October 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Rum and bananas! Oh yeah! I know this has to be good!!

  19. Donna-FFW October 6, 2009 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I love baking with bananas, now to add rum only makes it better. This sounds so up my alley, yum..

  20. Cakelaw October 6, 2009 at 3:59 am - Reply

    This cake looks scrumptious!! I adore the sprinkles on top.

  21. Katherine Martinelli October 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I do love rum! And bananas! And cake! And I only recently got a bundt pan. Looks awesome 🙂

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