Banana Split Cake


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Banana Split Cake

yield: SERVES 12

prep time: 1 HOUR

cook time: 25 MINUTES

So many fun flavors in one cake! This Banana Split Cake has it all…bananas, pineapple, strawberry, chocolate, whipped cream frosting and more!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYER:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Rodelle baking cocoa**
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup milk

FOR THE BANANA CAKE LAYERS:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Rodelle pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING:

  • 3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed

FOR THE FILLING AND GARNISH:

  • 2 cup fresh, sliced strawberries
  • 2 cup fresh, sliced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS:

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYER:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add in egg and beat until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Combine coffee and milk in a measuring cup.
  4. To the butter mixture, alternate adding in the dry and the wet ingredients, beating well between each addition. Once the final addition is added, beat for 2 full minutes.
  5. Spray one 9-inch cake pan with baking spray and add the batter. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

FOR THE BANANA CAKE LAYERS:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together for 3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla and ripe bananas. Beat for several minutes, until bananas are fully mashed and incorporated. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat for 2 full minutes.
  2. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with baking spray and divide the batter evenly. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING:

  1. In a large, clean, dry mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream for 2-3 minutes until stiff peaks form. Slowly add in the cream cheese and powdered sugar and continue beating for an additional 3-4 minutes.

TO ASSEMBLE CAKE:

  1. Place cooled chocolate cake layer on a cake plate. Top with a generous amount of the frosting, and layer the strawberries over the frosting.
  2. Add one layer of the banana cake and top that with more frosting and the fresh pineapple.
  3. Add the second layer of banana cake and frost entire cake with the remainder of the frosting. Top with chopped pecans, chocolate syrup and cherries. Store in refrigerator in airtight cake container. ENJOY.
** I love using Rodelle baking cocoa. If you can’t find it in stores, you can purchase it here!

 

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