Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Banana Split Cake

While I have been doing some heavy duty spring cleaning and trying to organize everything better, my first task, was the kitchen.  I spend most of my time there and ends up being the worst in house.  While cleaning, I checked out the freezer and seen that I had a lot of bananas that needed to be used up.  So in the coming weeks, you will be seeing a lot of banana recipes.  

This recipe however was using up some bananas on the counter that needed to be used.  This cake is so yummy and doesn't require the use of the oven or stove and makes a great dessert for summer.

Banana Split Cake

1 1/2 Cups Finely Crushed Nilla Wafers
1 1/4 Cups Sugar, Divided
1/3 Cup Butter, Melted
2 pkgs (8 oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 Can (20 oz) Crushed Pineapple, Well Drained
4 Bananas
2 Cups Cold Milk
1 Large box Vanilla Pudding
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Chopped Pecans

In a medium sized bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.  Beat together remaining sugar and cream cheese until well mixed.  Carefully spread over cookie crust.  Top with pineapple.  Slice bananas and layer over pineapple.  

In another bowl mix together cold milk and vanilla pudding and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat together whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.  Remove 1 cup of whipped cream and mix into pudding.  Layer pudding over bananas.  

Spread remaining whipped cream over pudding and sprinkle with pecans.  Chill for 5 hours serving.


singedwingangel said...

OH dear Lord that looks divine.. nom nom nom

Anne said...

Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! Wow, that cake looks amazing!!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

Allison Hillberry said...

Oh yum!!! that looks amazing! thank you for sharing this. Can't wait to try it!

Miz Helen said...

Your Banana Split Cake looks awesome. I would like to invite you to link up at my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a special week!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

My goodness! This is a very good substitute to the banana cream pie that I love to make. Thanks for sharing!
Following you now from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Would truly appreciate a follow back on Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner! :)
Have a great week!


WOW, this cake looks amazing and would go great for Easter Day!

Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

Ali said...

That is the prettiest banana pudding dessert I've seen. Adding this one to my recipe box, thank you!

Ott, A. said...

Just stopping by from Melt in your Mouth Monday and I wanted to invite you to my Iron Chef Challenge the themed ingredient this month is baking powder. Link up a recipe and you'll have a chance to win a prize. Hope you can join in the fun!!!

Aimee said...

I just made something similar a couple weeks ago. Fabulous! Love your blog here!! I'm your newest follower!

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