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!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

this is divine!

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

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