Your favorite banana split ingredients on a cake base. A summer treat. decorate with cherries and your favorite chopped nuts.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake cake as directed on package. Cool completely.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine pudding, cream cheese and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread on cake.

  • Slice bananas thin and arrange on top of pudding mixture. Spread drained pineapple on top of bananas.

  • Cover entire cake with whipped topping. Garnish with cherries and chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

260.4 calories; 2.8 g protein; 37.5 g carbohydrates; 11.9 mg cholesterol; 298.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
I used a 9x13 pan sliced the cake long ways. returned 1/2 slice to the pan. Placed the pudding mixture on the top added bananas little more mix on top of bananas. Replaced the next slice added more bananas spread the cool whip with chopped cherries drained and squeezed pineapple and 1/2 the nuts together and spread on top. Sprinkle with rest of nuts I added a few 1/4 cherries on top. Leaving it in the pan made it easy to transfer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2007
made this for my daughters birthday. Everyone said too much cake. Mom and mother in law said they have this recipe and it calls for 1 jiffy yellow cake mix...which is much smaller. Will try that the next time as I agreed with all too much cake. Will use banana pudding instead as well and cut whipped topping in 1/2 since this seemed like overkill on the cake. Used the juice from the crushed pineapple to mix with pudding which helped with flavor and topped with sliced strawberries and drizzled with chocolate sundae syrup and chopped pecans. Still good flavor all in all...but how can you go wrong with bananas pineapple strawberries and whipped cream!? Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
I used a 9x13 pan sliced the cake long ways. returned 1/2 slice to the pan. Placed the pudding mixture on the top added bananas little more mix on top of bananas. Replaced the next slice added more bananas spread the cool whip with chopped cherries drained and squeezed pineapple and 1/2 the nuts together and spread on top. Sprinkle with rest of nuts I added a few 1/4 cherries on top. Leaving it in the pan made it easy to transfer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
I used a 9x13 pan sliced the cake long ways. returned 1/2 slice to the pan. Placed the pudding mixture on the top added bananas little more mix on top of bananas. Replaced the next slice added more bananas spread the cool whip with chopped cherries drained and squeezed pineapple and 1/2 the nuts together and spread on top. Sprinkle with rest of nuts I added a few 1/4 cherries on top. Leaving it in the pan made it easy to transfer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2007
made this for my daughters birthday. Everyone said too much cake. Mom and mother in law said they have this recipe and it calls for 1 jiffy yellow cake mix...which is much smaller. Will try that the next time as I agreed with all too much cake. Will use banana pudding instead as well and cut whipped topping in 1/2 since this seemed like overkill on the cake. Used the juice from the crushed pineapple to mix with pudding which helped with flavor and topped with sliced strawberries and drizzled with chocolate sundae syrup and chopped pecans. Still good flavor all in all...but how can you go wrong with bananas pineapple strawberries and whipped cream!? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
this recipe was FANTASTIC! i had to bring the dessert for a friend's cookout. everyone loved it! i did sunstitute one vanilla pudding with a banana cream pudding per others's suggestions. turned out great!this is a keeper. After everyone got their share of the leftovers i got mine too!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2006
I made this and served it on the 4th of July but it was MUCH better the next day after my guests had all gone! So you might want to make this a day ahead. The first day it wasn't so sweet and the flavors had not mixed as well. I made mine with one vanilla pudding and one banana creme pudding. Used fat free whipped topping and also added chocolate shavings as an extra garnish. Looks great and tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
This is the best! I have made this cake many times over the years and still get rave reviews. I suggest baking the cake in a larger pan. Also I add sliced strawberries (fresh or frozen) and I drizzle chocolate syrup over the bananas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
This is fantastic! I followed everyone's advice and used a bigger pan (a must!). I had forgot to put the chocolate syrup and caramel syrup on until after I had put on the whipped topping so I just drizzeled it on top of the whipped topping and it looked great! Everyone loved this!!! Will definately do again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2006
Very good recipe. Some changes I made.. Made the cake batter in a 9x13 pan. After it cooled I took it out of the pan and sliced it horizontally. Put bottom piece back in the pan. Added ingredients plus I added thin sliced strawberries- put saran wrap over ingredients to push down put second layer of cake on top. Than I topped it with whip cream made from fresh heavy cream (instead of cool whip.) I did not top it with nuts and cherries- I thought that would be way too much. I did save a piece of the inside of the cake that I crumbled up and scattered on top of the whip cream. My family loved it- adults and kids alike. I will definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2003
We loved the taste of this cake! Delicious! I would recommend using a smaller amount of cake batter than what is in a regular yellow cake mix though. When I put all of the ingredients on top of the cooled cake it was so high that it spilled over the cake pan making it hard to cover. This cake also tates best when it has been refrigerated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2006
This is a really good recipe. I only added a couple/changed things. I added Strawberry Pineapple Ice Cream Topping over the Banana layer. I also added Cream Marshmellow in the jar NOT the Kraft. This is over in the Ice Cream Topping section in the stores. It is made thinner than the other. I also froze my Banana Split Cake. It does not freeze solid and it is SOOO good this way. I received SO many compliments on this. Read More
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