How to Use Banana Flavoring in Cake Mix

By Nathan Joseph

Banana flavoring can be added to your favorite homemade or boxed cake mix recipe to create a tropical-themed cake or to spice up a plain cake recipe. Using banana extract will prevent the need to buy and store real bananas, and it will save you time in the kitchen by not requiring a large cleanup. Banana extract will produce a nearly identical taste to that of real bananas, but it will not provide the nutritional value.

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Adding banana flavor to a cake mix can improve the recipe.

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Step 1

Determine the amount, in ounces, of cake your recipe will yield. This information should be in the recipe book or on the cake box. If your recipe only gives a serving amount, note this value instead.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to the required temperature as required for the recipe.

Step 3

Combine the necessary ingredients (for example, flour, sugar and eggs) in a large bowl.

Step 4

Add 1.5 tsps. of banana extract to the cake mix for every 20 ounces, or 10 servings, of baked cake to be made.

Step 5

Mix the batter thoroughly.

Step 6

Place the batter into your cake pan and bake as directed by the cake recipe.