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baked banana pudding butter cake in an oblong dish with whipped cream and vanilla wafers on top

Banana Pudding Gooey Butter Cake

Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana-pudding-gooey-butter-cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 324kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) melted separately
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant banana cream pudding
  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed [1 cup]
  • Fresh sweetened whipped cream
  • 20 whole vanilla wafers


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the cake mix, ½ cup melted butter and 1 egg. Beat until fully moistened then press onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  • In the same bowl, cream together the cream cheese, ½ cup melted butter, powdered sugar, banana cream pudding mix and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • Add the remaining 3 eggs one at a time, beating well after each. After all of the eggs have been added increase the speed of the mixer and beat for 1-2 minutes until pale yellow and fluffy. Mix in the mashed banana by hand. Spread onto the crust.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until set. Cake should still "jiggle" when gently shaken. Don't over bake. Cool completely on a baking rack then chill thoroughly.
  • To serve, divide into 20 pieces lightly dust with powdered sugar and garnish each piece with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer.
  • Store leftovers chilled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg