How to Make Banana Crunch Cake

by Pamela Smith

Again this is a recipe my mom made often while I was growing up. I make it when ever my brothers come to visit. It is from the Pillsbury website.


  • 1 Cup Oats. (Not instant)
  • ¾ Cups Brown sugar
  • ½ Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • ½ Cups Pecans (chopped)
  • ½ Cups Butter, softened
  • 1 Yellow cake mix (15 oz box)
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ Cups Sour cream
  • 1 ½ Cups Bananas (ripe)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.

    Step 2

    Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, coconut and pecans in a bowl.

    Step 3

    Add softened butter and mix together by squishing the butter into the mixture until it is evenly distributed. It will seem dry.

    Step 4

    Put cake mix, eggs, sour cream and mashed bananas in another bowl.

    Step 5

    Mix until smooth.

    Step 6

    Grease and flour a tube pan.

    Step 7

    Put a thin layer of cake mix on the bottom.

    Step 8

    Generously spread a layer of the oat mixture on top of the batter.

    Step 9

    Spread a second thin layer of batter over the oat layer.

    Step 10

    Generously spread the oat mixture over the second layer of batter.

    Step 11

    Finish with a third and final layer of batter and oat mixture. I pat the oat mixture down gently since this is the top of the cake.

    Step 12

    Place in the middle of 350°F preheated oven and back for 50-60 minutes.

    Step 13

    Remove from oven when a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    Step 14

    Cool for 5 min. In the pan.

    Step 15

    Carefully remove from pan and leave on a wire rack to finish cooling.

    Step 16

    Put on plate, slice and enjoy.

    Step 17

    See the nice layers.

    Step 18

    Here is a better view if the layers.