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I will no longer say that there is something that I don’t like, or that I don’t really care for. Because I always end up eating my words. A few years ago, I said I didn’t like sweet potatoes. And now, I can’t get enough of them. And beets – I used to think that I hated them. Now, I’m finding out that I actually like them.

In come the cake bites/balls/pops (whatever you want to call them). I’ve said before that I don’t really care for them all that much, and now, here is the 3rd recipe I’m featuring in the last 3 or so months! Yep, a little bit of hypocrisy!

To be completely honest, I don’t usually care for cake bites. But I think it’s because I had only had the plain, super sweet cake balls. I don’t hate them, but usually one is more than enough and I’m on a sugar high. But if you introduce different flavors, I’m finding that I actually really like them!

First, there were the coconut ones that didn’t even have frosting in them. And then the strawberry ones. They were both really good – dangerously good. I definitely didn’t stop at just one with either of them! When I posted the strawberry bites, I mentioned that I was originally going to make Bananas Foster Cake Bites, but my husband had eaten the bananas that I had been saving. Well, I couldn’t get them out of my head. And from the comments, it seemed like many of you were curious about the Bananas Foster Cake Bites as well!

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If you are a bananas foster fan, you will love these little guys. The banana flavor, combined with the rum extract is a winning combination in my mind. These were so dangerous for me to be around – I had to take the majority of them and give them away because I just kept eating them!  They are still pretty sweet, so one is satisfying, but it’s hard to not go back for more than one!

Now, I just need to figure out how some people dip them so perfectly… Are you a cake bite fan?


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Bananas Foster Cake Bites
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Cook time
Serves: 26-40 cake bites
For the Cake Bites
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
For the Rum Buttercream
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3¾ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3-4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, bananas, eggs, milk, cinnamon and rum extract; the batter will be thick. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. While the cake is cooling, make the rum buttercream. Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the sugar on low. Add the milk and the rum extract, and start beating on low. Slowly increase the speed and beat until the buttercream is creamy. If it is too thick, add more milk.
  4. When the cake has cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl. Add the buttercream and mix with the back of a spoon until it is a thick dough consistency. Shape into balls and cool for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator or for 20 minutes in the freezer.
  5. Dip in white chocolate, vanilla candy melts or almond bark.
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25 Responses to Bananas Foster Cake Bites

  1. Rosa says:

    Those cake bites are so cute and must be addictive!



  2. Bev Weidner says:

    Those. Are. So. Cute. I’m. Needing. Them. Now.

  3. Kristy says:

    So cute! And bananas foster is easily one of my favorite flavors ever!!!!! Love these little bites.

  4. Joanne says:

    I’ll be honest, I think it’s that I don’t love the IDEA of cake pops more than the pops themselves. I mean…they’re cake and frosting all in one dense delicious ball! Bananas foster sounds like such a great flavor for them!

  5. Barbara says:

    Those are adorable! What a super flavor combo.

  6. Laura says:

    These are adorable. I’m always looking for something new to do with ripe bananas. Definitely making these, thanks!

  7. teresa says:

    oh wow, i am in LOVE! these are adorable and sound amazing!

  8. Katrina says:

    Oh my! I love everything about these little cake bites. Yum!

  9. I LOVE bananas foster!!!! I lllllllove the “juice” or sauce…I could just drink that.

    And beets too. Never thought I liked those either til about 5 yrs ago.

    “I just need to figure out how some people dip them so perfectly” <— yes me too. I either use a ridic !! amount of chocolate or frosting per ball or they aren't pretty.

  10. This is such a fun idea! Love taking a fancy dessert and making it more accessible.

  11. Monica says:

    My local bakery that is owned by a 20 year old sells cake pops (ball on a stick) and they are so freaking great! I’ve had raspberry, carrot, pumpkin, vanilla, and my favorite- LEMON! Who knows which other flavors I’ve missed, but whenever I swing by there, I always get a cake pop for the ride. Yum, yum.

  12. kellypea says:

    Hate ’em or love ’em, they sure are cute! And the banana foster idea is great. Easy for a party or get together.

    I’m just figuring beets out because the only way I was offered the when I was growing up was pickled. Still don’t like them that way, but roasted? Mmm…

  13. julia says:

    SOOOOOO random, I was the same w/ sweet potatoes, beets AND cake pops. In fact, I just posted about it yesterday too. Seriously, random. Now I eat sweet potatoes and beets regularly and LOVE them, and cake pops, I’ve made my fair share the last month or so. And it looks like I just added another flavor to my list to make, these look DELISH!

  14. Magen says:

    I’m a total cake ball fan. And I must make these next! I absolutely love bananas fosters and never thought of making them like this. You are so creative!

  15. These little bites are just too, too cute! You go, girl! 🙂

  16. grace says:

    are those runts on top? too cute. i’m not the biggest cake bite fan, but i’m smitten with the flavors of bananas foster. this is a must-try!

  17. beti says:

    they are so creative and look delicious

  18. Melissa says:

    I make a lot of cake pops and I am gonna try this recipe. A hint for dipping: I use the Wilton Melting Pot and add 2 Tbs of solid shortening to the melted chips. This allows for a smoother dip…also, cold pops dip better 🙂 I do not make the cutesie pops, I prefer to deconstruct cakes that normally are very rich and I call mine, “The perfect bite of cake”, without the guilt of an entire slice of cake 🙂

  19. Tami says:

    I realize this is an old post, but I stumbled across this recipe on your blog and decide to try it but made cupcakes instead! I gotta say…this was super delicious!!! My family LOVED them! And they really really really DO taste like banana fosters in a cupcake! 🙂 LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Bronwyn says:

    do you actually follow the directions for he cake mix that are on the box but not bake it or just use the dry cake mix?

  21. I love cake pops Deborah!! And banana flavored anything. Amazing. So glad you linked to these on FB today.

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