A lovely summer cake that requires no cooking. This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs.

Carol
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cracker crumbs and melted butter or margarine thoroughly and press into bottom of 9x12 inch baking pan. Chill in freezer for at least 15 minutes.

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  • In the medium bowl of an electric mixer combine confectioners sugar, eggs, and softened butter or margarine; beat at medium speed for 20 minutes. (This step is important, so don't try to save time).

  • Spread buttercream mixture evenly over chilled crust. Place bananas, cut side down, evenly on top of buttercream and spoon crushed pineapple evenly over top of bananas. Distribute strawberries over pineapple and spread the whipped topping evenly all over. Sprinkle with walnuts and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; 27.6 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium. 43.6 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
For the crust I add a 1/4 cup of sugar and for the buttercream I skip the raw eggs and add in a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla instead which worked just fine. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2007
The fruit made this light and refreshing but I found the raw margarine cream a bit nauseating. I don't think I'll be making this again. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
For the crust I add a 1/4 cup of sugar and for the buttercream I skip the raw eggs and add in a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla instead which worked just fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
For the crust I add a 1/4 cup of sugar and for the buttercream I skip the raw eggs and add in a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla instead which worked just fine. Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
A great cook I worked with shared pretty much this same recipe with me in 1974 and I've made this many times since. Yes it's rich but it's delicious. Just small differences between the two recipes but after reading this recipe I think I'll continue to make it the way I have been all these years. I add 3 T. sugar to the crust. And I guess I've always saved five minutes since I've beat the buttercream 15 minutes and it's always been great. Back then I didn't have a stand mixer so I'll bet even 15 minutes of beating isn't necessary if you do use one. I use 3-5 bananas sliced into coins. I don't drain the pineapple -- why waste the good juices? I cook the undrained pineapple with 1 T. cornstarch over medium heat till thickened then cool and spread over the filling. I don't use strawberries only because I know they can get "oozie" and watery as the dessert stands. After topping with the Cool Whip (a 12 oz. container is plenty) I garnish the top with finely chopped nuts and maraschino cherries. This dessert is to-die-for good but VERY rich so serve in small pieces! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This can be made with frozen egg substitute. Taste just as great. Usually one small carton contains the equivalent of 2 eggs just enough for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
I really love this dessert. My aunt used to make it for summer family gatherings when I was a kid. I was excited when I found this version online. My aunt always used Cool Whip (like the recipes says) for the top but I went ahead and whipped fresh cream (heavy whipping cream 2 Tblsp. vanilla 2 Tblsp. powdered sugar). I think it makes all the difference:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
This is a very good nice summer cake!!! I forgot to drain the pineapple so mine isn't quite so appealing looking but that's my own fault and not the fault of the recipe. Was going to take this in to work but wouldn't after my faux pas. I will definately try another one to share at work t hough this time remembering to follow directions! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2007
The fruit made this light and refreshing but I found the raw margarine cream a bit nauseating. I don't think I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
My family has been making this for years and we LOVE it! We slice the bananas into thin slices and use chopped pecans on the top. Like another reviewer stated I use halved cherries on top as well. Another idea is to use chopped pistachios. This is a GREAT dessert for a pot luck...it will be gone before you know it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2006
This is a great "cake"...It's tried and true. I lost my original recipe and glad I found this one online. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
I loved this cake! The kids helped to make it and we had a lovely time. The cake was delicious but was really more of a pudding or even a pie. It sure tasted great though! Read More
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