This is a Banana Split cake in all its glory. Banana split has strawberries, pineapple, bananas, nuts, hot fudge sauce and Maraschino Cherries on top. Makes a wonderful surprise cake for those hot summer get-togethers.
1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) Unsalted butter (room temp)
2 tsp Vanilla
5 Large Eggs
3 cups Unbleached self-rising flour
3/4 cup Milk
Filling 12 boxes Instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz.)
2 cups Heavy whipping cream
1 cup Milk
Filling 21 can (21 oz.) Strawberry pie filling
1 can (21 oz.) Pineapple pie filling
2 medium Bananas, peeled and sliced
Topping1/2 cup Chopped nuts
1 Jar Chocolate sauce or hot fudge sauce
10 to 12 Maraschino cherries with stems on
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 14 to
Pan Type ~ two 10 x 15-inch jelly roll pans or two 9 x 13-inch
In a large mixing bowl beat together the sugar, butter
and flavoring for 2 to 3 minutes. Beat until no lumps of butter remain. Continue
beating, adding the eggs one at time and scraping the bottom and sides of
the mixing bowl to make sure everything is evenly mixed. Beat until the
batter is light-colored and fluffy. Add the flour alternately with the milk,
mixing to form a smooth batter. Scoop the thick batter into the prepared
pans, smoothing to the edge of the pans.
Bake Banana Split Cake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cakes cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning them out onto a rack to finish cooling.
Combine the instant pudding mix, cream and milk. Whisking for about 2 minutes, until the pudding begins to thicken. Set filling aside.
Slice each cake in half the long way to make four layers. Each about 4 or 5
inches wide and 13 to 15 inches long. Place one of the layers on a serving
platter and spread it with strawberry filling. Top that with a second
piece of cake. Spread about one-third of the pudding mixture across that
cake layer, followed by the pineapple filling.
Next, add the third layer of Banana Split cake. Spread one-third of the pudding over the top of that layer, followed by the sliced bananas. Add the final layer and top with remaining pudding. Sprinkle the pudding with chopped nuts, then drizzle cake with chocolate sauce. Finally, arrange the cherries on top.
Refrigerate banana split cake until ready to serve.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!