4.14.2012

Banana Split Cake

This recipe was so over-the-top, it was hard to not fall hopelessly in love with the taste.... even before taking the first bite.

I received a wonderful cookbook from my mother-in-law for my birthday last year (along with this beauty!) The recipe book is filled with the most glorious desserts I've ever seen! And all of them straight from the beautiful Lion House Pantry in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When I was flipping through this cookbook for the first time, this recipe jumped right off the page. I thought it was hilarious how at the bottom of the recipe it warned: this dessert is very rich. Hah! No, really? I mean with all the fixings that go sweetly along with your typical banana split dessert smothered on a cake, how could this not be perfectly dangerous?

One piece was plenty for me. Ryan asked if we had more. We were surprised just how much this tasted exactly like a banana split, especially without the ice-cream. There's a layer between the bananas and graham cracker crust that filled the role perfectly.

It was super-easy and fun to prepare this dessert. With each layer of goodness I felt an evil smile growing bigger and bigger across my face.

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Banana Split Cake
recipe adapted from Lion House Cakes and Cupcakes

Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling
2 eggs (Pasteurized)
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, room temperature

Topping
4 large bananas
1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, drained (i drained it by pushing it through a teeny mesh colander)
1 (12-oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 bottle fudge ice cream topping (i used hersheys)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup maraschino cherries

For crust: Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter; press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13-inch cake pan. Refrigerate 10 to 12 minutes.
For filling: In a large bowl, beat together eggs, powdered sugar, and butter until light and fluffy, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Spread filling on top of crumb mixture.
For topping: Slice bananas on top of the filling; spread crushed pineapple on top of the bananas. Spread whipped topping on top of the pineapple. Warm fudge topping slightly and drizzle on top of the whipped topping. Garnish the top with nuts and cherries. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. For best results, refrigerate overnight


 

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31 comments:

  1. OH EMM GEE!!! This looks so sinful, but SO good! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week ~EMM

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    1. Thanks Krista! You're completely right: sinfully delicious is the perfect way to describe it :)

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  2. Visiting from Talent Tuesday...
    My husband loves banana splits and this cake sounds amazing. Following you :).

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    1. Then he will totally be a fan of this cake! Thanks for following! Following you right back.

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  3. Yum! My husband would love this!
    thanks for the recipe! ;)
    amber
    {snippets of design}

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    1. It was definitely on my husband's approved list. I think I should get a stamp or something on the recipes saying "husband approved" so the ladies know what recipes will go over really well with their men :)

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  4. P.S.
    The sandwiches on your feed look awesome nummy too :)
    amber
    {snippets of Design}

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    1. Heck yes! They were to die for. We ate the entire 9x13 pan in several days (just the two of us). Good thing we're runners, I guess!

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  6. Your cake looks just fabulous! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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    1. No way!! Thanks so much Jerri! You rock!!!!!

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  7. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html

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    1. Will do, thanks for the invite. Love your polka-dotted blog!

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  8. You are a bad bad girl!!! I am drooling now and its all your fault!! Great recipe!
    ~Lyuba @ http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Lyuba! I've got my eye on your apple pie pancakes, for sure!

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  9. OH MY HEAVEN!!! I want to eat your page! And looking at what you have posted on the sidebar! I'm following you!! You, my lady, have a YUMMY BLOG!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Ami! I'm so happy we found each other!!

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  10. This sounds amazing! Definitely will have to give this a try!! Pinning it:D

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  11. Thanks for stopping by Sweet & Simple Sunday at Cups by Kim! I wanted to let you know that you will be one of my features at Sweet & Simple Sunday 6, hope you can stop by and grab a button!!!

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    1. I grabbed that button as fast as lightening! Thanks so much for the feature, Kim! Woo hoo!

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  12. I am wondering if the uncooked eggs would cause a problem. This looks delicious, but am worried about the eggs.

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    1. Good call. I was wondering if anyone else would notice this. I was pretty nervous about this at first, but we ate the entire pan, and nothing happened. The original recipe suggests using Pasteurized Eggs (such as Safest Choice brand, etc), we already had them in the fridge. I'll go back and make sure the ingredient list shows this specification. Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. This looks incredible! Your pictures are always so lovely! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  14. those pictures speak for themselves!!! D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S :)

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  15. Mmm this looks fantastic. And those photos are making me drool!

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    1. It really was, Riley! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  16. On my friend's birthday I bought cake to send gifts to pakistan but i found no way to send it out.

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