banana pumpkin walnut spice cake

banana pumpkin walnut spice cake

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This banana pumpkin walnut spice cake has a big shortcut. Yes, I’m going to use a cake mix. But, I’m going to build on that cake mix base and create something entirely different.

In today’s world, I do know that lots of folks would love to make homemade cakes, well, kinda homemade, but they don’t want to do it from scratch. With some really good quality cake mixes available, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

Perfect for so many things, this banana pumpkin walnut spice cake keeps for several days because it’s super moist since you’re adding bananas and pumpkin puree. That’s good nutrition and some natural sweetness. Then you have the walnuts, and I load up on the nuttiness in this cake.

We’re gonna ramp up the spiciness of this Duncan Hines Spice Cake by adding even more cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, no water. Pineapple juice!! See I told you this was not your typical box cake!

banana pumpkin walnut spice cake

banana pumpkin walnut spice cake

Yield: One baking dish 9 x 15"


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 (6 oz.) can Dole Sunshine Pineapple Juice
  • 1 (16.5 oz.) Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • Powered Sugar for Dusting


  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas, add the eggs, oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin puree and pineapple juice. Blend and mix well.
  • Add the cake mix. With a hand mixer, blend well working out all the lumps. Fold in the walnuts.
  • Grease the baking dish well. Pour in the batter. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 35 to 38 minutes.
  • Remove to a cooling rack letting the cake rest and cool for an hour or so. Slice and dust with powdered sugar.
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banana pumpkin walnut spice cake


  1. Patsy O'Brien

    These all sound so delicious, Ally. I can’t wait to “attempt ” them.
    Thank you for sharing, as always.❣?

    • Oh, you sweet angel! Thank you, Patsy! And, I know your ‘attempt’ will be spectacular!! Thanks for always being there and for your loving support!! <3 Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What perfect fall comfort food! We’re finally going to cool down and I can bake again! I can only imagine how wonderful the kitchen will smell when this is in the oven 🙂

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