Fresh Spring Recipes: Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Looking for some fresh spring recipes? Here is a very tasty dessert that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. This Banana Split Cake is a family favorite and something many people look forward to in...

Banana Split
Banana Split

Looking for some fresh spring recipes? Here is a very tasty dessert that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. This Banana Split Cake is a family favorite and something many people look forward to in the spring.

It isn't a difficult recipe but can be time consuming if you haven't made it before. As you bake the same recipes again and again you begin to pick up tips and tricks. Included in this recipe, will be some tried and true tips to make this dessert go off without a hitch!

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix and any ingredients listed on the box
  • 2 packages of vanilla instant pudding mix (make sure you look for instant on the box)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 -  8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 2 large cans of crushed pineapple
  • 4-5 sliced bananas (adjust quantity depending on the size of the bananas and how many bananas you want on the cake)
  • 1 large container of cool whip
  • chopped walnuts
  • small jar of whole cherries (make sure the pits are removed, you can use fresh ones if you have them)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Bake the cake as directed on the box. Use a 9 x 13 or other rectangle pan for the best results.
  3. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  4. Beat the pudding, milk, and cream cheese together. (TIP: Place the pudding and milk in the bowl first and gradually add the cream cheese. Adding all the cream cheese at once makes it very difficult to mix completely.)
  5. Spread the pudding, cream cheese, and milk mixture evenly on top of the cake.
  6. Drain the crushed pineapple as best as you can.
  7. Carefully spread this on top of the pudding that you put on the cake.
  8. Next place the sliced bananas evenly over the top of the pineapple.
  9. Frost the cake with the cool whip. Don't be afraid to get creative and make swirls.
  10. Sprinkle crushed walnuts on top of the cool whip. (TIP: These can be omitted if you don't like walnuts or if there is an allergy)
  11. Decorate the frosting with the cherries sprinkled on top. These can also be omitted if you don't like cherries.

Once you are done with these steps the Banana Split Cake is ready to serve. It goes great with coffee or hot chocolate. Some people even add a scoop of ice cream to their plate.

If you'd like to speed up this process in the future you can bake the cake in advance. Or enlist the help of a family member to slice bananas while you mix the pudding, milk, and cream cheese.

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