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Add a delicious touch to your favorite banana donut with Butterfinger Toffee Bits and Cream Cheese Frosting. This easy cake recipe is a great way to consume ripe bananas.

I love to cook with overripe bananas. Most days that brown-spotted fruit ends up in Sour Cream Banana Bread, Banana Waffles, or these Chocolate Banana Muffins.

Other days I am inspired to get creative with the ingredients I have in our pantry. Since we had a bag of Butterfinger Chocolate Bars and Butterfinger Baking Tips, I decided to add them to a Banana Donut Cake. It just seemed the most logical thing to do.

After one slice of this magical butterfinger cake, I realized it was the best thing I had made with bananas in a long time! Trust me! You need this cake ASAP!

Why should you make this cake?

Do you have ripe bananas sitting on the counter waiting to be used? This delicious banana donut cake recipe is the perfect solution. It’s easy to make and a great way to use up those brown bananas.

If you love banana bread, you will love this banana cake even more. It has the soft and light texture of sweet bread but combined with the thick texture of a sponge cake.

This banana cake is packed with banana flavor AND peanut butter caramel. Butterfinger candy pieces add a fun twist to the traditional banana donut cake.

Cream cheese frosting takes this moist cake over the top. The combination of sweet bananas and creamy frosting is irresistible. You won’t be able to resist eating bite after bite of this delicious cake.

Main ingredients

This easy banana donut cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. The combination of banana and peanut butter gives this cake a unique and surprising flavor.

  • Prepared for cakes – Using a yellow box cake mix saves some cooking time
  • Instant Banana Pudding Mix – Gives more banana flavor and also adds a thick and moist texture to the donut.
  • Ripe bananas – Overripe bananas are the key to a sweet and moist cake. If your bananas aren’t quite ready yet, check out how to ripen bananas faster with our easy tips.
  • Milk – Using milk instead of water gives a richer flavor to a canned cake.
  • bits of butter – You can buy pre-shredded candy bags at some grocery stores. If you can’t find those bags, crush a few full-size chocolate bars into small pieces.
  • cream cheese frosting

How to make banana donut cake

Not only is this banana cake recipe a delicious way to eat over-ripe bananas, it’s also super easy to make in minutes. This sweet Butterfinger cake is sure to please everyone you share it with.

  1. Prepare the pan. Spray the pan with nonstick baking spray and preheat the oven.
  2. Make the cake batter. In a bowl, add the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, milk, oil, and mashed bananas. Beat on low speed for one minute, then increase to medium speed for two minutes. Gently mix in the candy pieces.
  3. Remove from oven and cool. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake until cooked through. Insert a toothpick into the center and feel for some moist crumbs. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool completely.
  4. Frost and enjoy. Prepare the cream cheese frosting and spread it on the sides of the cooled cake. Add extra icing swirls and garnish with chocolate bars.

Storage Tips

Since this banana donut is glazed with a cream cheese frosting, it should be stored in the refrigerator. Make sure to cover it well so the cake doesn’t dry out.

You can also freeze the cooled cake before frosting. Wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then place it in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then glaze before serving.

tips and tricks

  • Use the ripest bananas for the best flavor and sweetness.
  • Grease the donut mold very well so that the cake does not stick. You can use a pastry brush to add fat all over, then dust all over with flour.
  • Our favorite way to keep donuts from sticking is to use floured baking spray. -‘s Joy is the brand we usually use.
  • Let the baked cake cool for 15 minutes in the pan before turning it out onto a plate to cool completely. If you let it cool too much longer, it may stick when you try to turn it over.
  • Change up the cake by adding mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or berries instead of Butterfinger candies.
  • Don’t you like cream cheese frosting? Use this vanilla buttercream frosting instead.

Recipe FAQs

Take out a donut right away?

Nope! Let the cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before unmolding. Place a plate on top of the cake and flip the pan over. Drop the cake in, then carefully remove the pan.

How do you glaze a donut?

You can use an angled spatula to gently smooth the icing on the sides of the donut. Another option is to fill a pastry bag and a large tip for the icing.

Another easy way to glaze a donut is to melt canned glaze and slowly sprinkle it over the surface.

Other ways to use bananas

  • The best banana cake
  • crispy banana cookies
  • Banana and zucchini cookies
  • Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
  • Banana Cinnamon Bread
  • Banana Cinnamon Rolls

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Banana Butterfinger Donut Cake Recipe

15 slices of cake

Time to cook:
1 hour

Total Time:
1 hour

Add a delicious touch to your favorite banana donut with Butterfinger Toffee Bits and Cream Cheese Frosting. This easy cake recipe is a great way to consume ripe bananas.



for the cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix

  • 1 3.4 oz instant banana pudding

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups of milk

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3)

  • 1 cup chopped Butterfinger pieces

for the icing

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 4 cups of powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup chopped Butterfinger pieces

  • 12 Butterfinger Chocolate Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Beat cake mix, pudding, eggs, milk, oil and bananas 1 minute on low speed. Then beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  3. Gently mix 1 cup Butterfinger pieces into cake batter.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs on top.
  5. Let cool in a pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a plate to cool completely.
  6. Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salt until creamy. Add the icing sugar a little at a time until completely mixed.
  7. Add the whipped cream and beat for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Reserve ½ cup for the top.
  8. Spread frosting all over cooled cake. Roll reserved icing on top using a piping bag and not. twenty-one
  9. Press remaining Butterfinger pieces into bottom of cake. Sprinkle a few pieces on top and press a mini chocolate bar into each swirl.
  10. Keep cake covered and in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutritional information:

Yield: 15 Dose: 1

Amount per proportion:

Calories: 587 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 86mg Sodium: 490mg Carbohydrates: 87g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 63g Protein: 7g

Nutrition data is an estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special dietary advice, please consult a registered dietitian.

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*This Butterfinger Banana Donut was first published in February 2016. The post was updated and republished in July 2022.

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