Friday, June 17, 2011

Banana Split Cake

What a yummy, delightful dessert! Again, this is one of those desserts you can be creative with. You can change the cream cheese layer to be more of a pudding layer, etc. You could put a layer of strawberry pie filling on top of the pineapple layer. You could add chopped peanuts too! My girls loved it - one thought it needed more chocolate (as did I) and my hubby thought it needed more texture in the middle - just a few thoughts. All in all, we totally enjoyed this and I know you will too!


Banana Split Layered Dessert

Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar

Melt butter and mix with graham cracker crumbs and pat down into a 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Cool.

Filling:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup Cool Whip

Mix and gently spread over crust.

Fruit/Toppings:
4-5 bananas, sliced
1 large can pineapple, drained well (crushed or tidbits)
8 oz container Cool Whip
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino Cherries

Options - layer of strawberries or strawberry pie filling and/or strawberry syrup and chopped peanuts

*best if made night before. I topped with a dollop of Reddi-wip and a maraschino cherry just before serving.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

This looks like a great summer dessert!

anniebakes said...

Oh yum that looks great wonderful photo!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

This dessert look heavenly! I would have to go back for seconds!!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

this is divine!

Sinful Sundays said...

Oh wow, that looks awesome! Love the cream cheese in there and it looks really pretty too!