Banana Split Cake Recipe

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Easy Dessert Recipe for Get-Togethers

This Banana Split Cake is an ideal dessert when you have family coming to share a meal.

It combines the taste of bananas, pineapple pieces, vanilla pudding, cream cheese and Hersey's chocolate syrup and chopped nuts to make a simple but appreciated cake.

Everyone seems to like the tastes that make up a traditional banana split.

There actually are a number of dessert recipes for this particular cake but this is one that a lot of the restaurant guests enjoy.

Banana Split Cake Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes + 25 minutes for baking. Serves 12-16.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 large package of instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 7-8 bananas sliced lengthwise
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple
  • 12 ounce container of Cool Whip
  • Hersey's Chocolate Syrup
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (I liked roasted peanuts or walnuts)
  • 12-16 Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)

Instructions for cake mix:

  • Prepare cake mix according to its directions (water, vegetable oil, eggs)
  • Bake in a jelly roll pan (15 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 1 inch) and cool

Instructions for pudding:

  • Prepare pudding according to the directions on the box
  • Fold in softened cream cheese



  • Cover the cake with the sliced bananas
  • Sprinkle with crushed pineapple
  • Cover with Cool Whip
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup
  • Garnish each piece with Maraschino cherry and chopped nuts

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Enjoy your dessert and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? One of the first shipments of bananas to reach the colonies was in 1690 at Salem, Mass. They tried boiling them with pork. It took nearly 200 years after that culinary disaster for bananas to catch on with North Americans.