This Orange Banana Bundt Cake recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Made with simple, flavorful ingredients such as orange juice, bananas, and a hint of cinnamon, and topped with a delicious orange glaze, this moist bundt cake will be ready in under an hour.

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We’ve done quite a bit of baking with bananas since being at home. We’ve made chocolate banana muffins, peanut butter banana muffins, and easy banana bread.

And you know I love bundt cakes (see Lemon Bundt Cake, Butterscotch Bundt Cake, and Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake, to name a few.

slice being lifted from a bundt cake

So, we decided to make this orange banana bundt cake.

With spring underway and summer around the corner, it’s time to make way for all things citrus and that includes this bundt cake! If the smell of this beautiful orange banana bundt cake baking in the oven doesn’t scream sunshine I don’t know what does.

This moist cake is one of those desserts that really is perfect for any occasion. It’s simple enough to eat as a snack or serve for brunch but it’s also fancy enough to serve at a party.

Ingredients

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Flour – all purpose white flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Bananas – mashed
  • Orange – zest & juice

For the Orange Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Orange – zest & juice
ingredients laid out to make a cake

Tools you’ll need

  • Bundt Pan – There are so many to choose from. I just have a basic one.
  • Mixing Bowls – I love the grippy bottoms of theses.
  • Balloon Whisk – I love that you don’t even need a mixer for this recipe.

How to make an Orange Banana Bundt Cake

  1. STEP ONE: In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix well. In a separate bowl cream together sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs.
  2. STEP TWO: Add the mashed banana, orange zest, and orange juice to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. STEP THREE: Slowly combine the wet ingredients to dry and mix until everything is well combined. Pour into a greased bundt cake pan.
  4. STEP FOUR: Bake until done and let cool for about 10 minutes before flipping onto a serving plate. Serve at room temperature. Can also be refrigerated before serving.
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How to make the orange glaze

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and juice of one orange. Mix until powdered sugar is dissolved and glaze is smooth. Drizzle over cake and top with orange zest for garnish. 

overhead shot of bowl making cake glaze

Are brown bananas safe to eat?

Yes, absolutely they are. They may not be pleasing to the eye at a certain point, they are totally fine to eat. In fact, they are sweeter and higher in anti-oxidants once they start turning brown .

How to quickly brown a banana 🍌

Bananas, as you know will turn brown on their own within a couple of days of sitting on your kitchen counter.

If you don’t have time to wait and are needing to brown your not quite ripe bananas then place them in the oven on a cookie sheet, skin on, and bake for about 5-7 minutes.

You will see the skin turn black and once opened, the banana will be soft and mushy on the inside.

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How many bananas are in a cup?

It generally takes 3 bananas to make 1 cup of mashed bananas (which you’ll need for this recipe) and it takes approximately 1.5 bananas to make up 1 cup of sliced bananas. Of course, banana sizes vary.

How much zest should I get from an orange?

One medium orange should produce about 1-1.5 tablespoons of zest.

overhead shot of orange banana bundt cake in pan

How much juice should I get from an orange?

You should be able to get about 4-5 tablespoons of orange juice from one orange.

This recipe calls for the zest and juice from 1 orange in BOTH the cake and the glaze, so you’ll want to keep at least 2 oranges on hand.

How to store leftovers

If you have yet to frost your cake, it will keep at room temperature in an airtight container or plastic wrap for 2 days. If you are wanting to keep leftovers, it can be kept covered in the fridge for up to five days.

glaze being poured onto a bundt cake

Can I freeze it?

You can freeze an unfrosted/unglazed bundt cake for up to two months when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Once thawed you can then go ahead and add your glaze.

Banana Orange Cake

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4.86 from 14 votes

Orange Banana Bundt Cake

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
This Orange Banana Bundt Cake recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Made with simple, flavorful ingredients such as orange juice, bananas, and a hint of cinnamon and topped with a delicious orange glaze, this moist bundt cake will be ready in under an hour.

Ingredients
 

For the Cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana approx. 2-3 bananas
  • 1 large orange zest & juice – approx. 4 TB juice & 1.5 TB zest

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large orange zest & juice

Instructions

To Make The Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350° F and spray a 12-cup bundt cake pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs.
  • Add the mashed banana, orange zest, and orange juice to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Slowly combine the wet ingredients to dry and mix until everything is just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 26-28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before flipping onto serving plate.

To Make The Glaze

  • In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and juice of one orange (about 3 tbsps).
  • Mix until powdered sugar is dissolved and glaze is smooth.
  • Drizzle over cake and top with orange zest for garnish.

Notes

Store, covered in the the fridge for 2 days.
If you want to freeze it, skip the glaze, wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months. Glaze when thawed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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8 Comments

  1. Hello, what sz bundt pan is to be used for this cake & why is the timing for doneness so short? Bundt cakes are my preference they’re usual cooked about 1hr or less.

  2. 5 stars
    Made it tonight. It’s delicious but I would add a lot more orange peel. I added 2 Tbsp but could only taste the cinnamon. Next time I am going to load it with orange peel:)

  3. I tried this recipe with my family and grandchildren and sorry to
    say it was a complete flop.
    I followed the recipe to a t and it was dry and not a good taste.
    The birds enjoyed the cake but not my family I will not try this again nor will I
    recommend it to my friends I give this cake minus0 SORRY

    1. Minus0 made me laugh lol I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you, I have a feeling you didn’t use enough bananas and/or orange juice because it is supposed to be a very moist cake (and was in all my tests).