Are you sick and tired of the same old, kind-hearted, goody-goody Holiday treats that get passed around this time of the year? You know>> ..Tree shaped Sugar Cookies for the Mailman, red & green sparkly truffles for that lady down the street, fluffy fudge for the babysitter…lol! Well..now you can embrace your inner grump while still maintaining a pretense of generosity! It’s true!! I give you “Grinch Cake”…the surprisingly delicious, murky green, lumpy cake that will leave all 500 of your closest friends talking until next year..lol! 🙂
This fun cake is filled with smashed, over-ripe Bananas (just like the “Banana with the greasy black peel” in the Grinch song..lol) and it actually made this cake SO moist, sweet and incredible! I’ve never added Banana to cake batter before and I tell you…YUMMM! Almost too delectable to call it a Grinch Cake! 🙂
YES…by all means, if you hate Bananas…leave them out! 🙂
What you’ll need:
1 box of yellow OR white cake mix
2 ripe Bananas
Green food coloring
A fun and enjoyable attitude..lol
In a medium/large bowl mix together the cake batter according to the box instructions.
Smash the Bananas with a fork and stir it into the batter.
Now pour the batter into your baking pan..I used a 9×4, shallow pan. Add swirls of the Green food coloring to the batter and swirl it around with a fork..evenly so you end up with a green, streaky cake!
Bake it at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until it’s firm and golden.
Let it cool…
Add a cap full or so of sprinkles into the frosting and mix it up. This will give the cake a nice, lumpy look..lol
Frost the entire cooled cake…
And then sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles on the top..
Serve it up to your grumpiest of friends..lol!
That might even include….YOU! 🙂 ~Enjoy!
Is the pan size a misprint? 9 x 4?? Do you mean 9 x 13? Thanks. Mary
Hi Mary 🙂
No..it’s correct~ it’s a very old pyrex dish with a strange size…I like it because it’s shallow. Any standard pan size will work though! 🙂
Hi Amy, I’m wondering about the pan size also, isn’t that size similar to a loaf pan? Most box cake mixes will make a13 x 9″ cake or a couple of 9″ or 8″ rounds. Would a 13″ x 9″ work?
13×9 should be fine…treat it the same as any other cake. 🙂
Can you use another fruit other than bananas
I may just keep this cake to myself 😉
Can crushed pineapple be used instead of bananas?
Ooo..yes! 🙂 Yum!
do u put food coloring in the frosting?
I used green colored frosting, but an extra drop or two of green coloring swirled into it would be great!
This looks delicious, but I’m wondering how you got the frosting to look goopy? Regular frosting doesn’t doesn’t do that & it would “make” the cake if it looked like the photo .
All I did was add a tablespoon of sprinkles into the frosting first…to make it lumpy. :). Oh, then spread it on kind of sloppy and grinch-like.
I think some pistachio in there would add to the taste. I “assumed” it was there when I saw the green color. 😉
Yum, I bet the banana would make this sooooo moist! Just a thought, to make it a bit more Christmas-y, swirl red food coloring into the batter as well and after baking and frosting, add some gold sprinkles on top with a drizzle of white chocolate over the top…I’m so salivating right now
Umm…NO! Are you missing the very point of this cake? Read: GRINCH CAKE! It would not be if you go about adding red swirls, gold sprinkles, and white stripes. Please find another recipe to jolly-up & leave this one alone!
I have this in the oven as I type. Have to try it out before I take it to a party on Sunday. I love your site!
Thank you!! 🙂 Hope you love it…let me know how it goes!
I made this for my friend’s Grinchmas party and everyone raved about it. Thank you for sharing this one.
Aww..SO glad! 🙂