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Banana Split Cake

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While there’s no ice cream in this Banana Split Cake, bananas, pineapple and maraschino cherries are scattered across this banana cake topped with strawberry frosting. Nuts and Chocolate are the finishing touches.  So much delicious flavor! 

Banana Split Cake

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Banana Split Cake

I have a confession. I have a weakness. For cake. I freaking love cake. It’s pretty much the main reason I can’t do Keto. Well that and pasta.

They truly are my guilty pleasure when it comes to food. We’ve been known to even randomly bake a cake just because and even to grab an un-decorated birthday cake from the store to bring home and enjoy.

Or sometimes to have a silly cake made just to enjoy and celebrate some ridiculous event.

Banana Split Cake

Do you do things like that? I can’t be alone, can I? Maybe yours isn’t cake… maybe it’s something else.

Because of my love of cake, I love to make up different cakes based on standard flavors. Pina Colada Cake, Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake, Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake, Lemon Key Lime Snack Cake and now… this Banana Split Cake.

All the best flavors of a traditional Banana Split, baked into a delicious Banana Split Cake.

Banana Split Cake

Here are a few tips to get this cake perfect:

  • Make sure all cake ingredients are at room temperature. This ensures everything incorporates perfectly. Set out at least 2 hours before baking.
  • Be sure cake is completely cool before you add the frosting. Otherwise the frosting can separate, not stick or literally slide right off the cake.
  • Don’t change up the ingredient ratio here. This recipe calls for both butter and oil. If you take out one or the other you’re going to be left with a very different cake than what you intended. Too much butter makes a dense and dry cake. Too much oil and it’s going to fall apart before you even get it out of the pan. Substitutions in baking are difficult because it can change the moisture level, crumb and more.
  • This cake (because of the fruit) needs to be stored in the refrigerator. However, if you bake the cake up the night before you decorate, you can store in air tight container on counter until ready to decorate.

Banana Split Cake

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Banana Split Cake

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Now let’s make a Banana Split Cake!

Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

All the best flavors of a traditional Banana Split, baked into a delicious Banana Split Cake.


For the Cake:

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened, room temperature
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon banana extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, I actually used Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil in place of the vegetable oil.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For Decorating the Cake:

  • strawberry frosting, homemade or storebought
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained
  • chocolate sauce
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Cream together the sugar butter, eggs and banana. Add the buttermilk, banana extract and oil. Mix well. 
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. 
  3. Using a spatula and gently mixing by hand, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients a little at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition. The batter should be smooth and completely combined, but avoid over mixing.
  4. Pour into prepared (greased and floured) 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F, for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

To Assemble and Decorate:

  1. Spread Strawberry frosting across cake once completely cooled.
  2. Slice bananas and toss to coat in lemon juice (to keep them from browning quickly.)
  3. Place banana slices, pineapple tidbits and maraschino cherries on top of cake. Sprinkle walnuts across cake. Drizzle chocolate sauce across entire cake.
  4. Serve.

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Looking for more delicious cake recipes? Try one of these incredible decadent cakes.

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Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

Lemon Key Lime Snack Cake

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Saturday 30th of June 2018

oh my , this would be a very dangerous cake to have in my house.

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