Banana Split Cake

 One of our most loved and treasured family recipes for banana bread turned into Banana Split Cake. This is perfection in every bite!

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the last full week of July. I know I’ve said it before, but summer just seems like a blur to me so far. I went to the mall on Saturday and couldn’t believe all the back to school sales that were going on. Crazy! Also, I accidentally smelled a candle that practically screamed fall and I totally wasn’t ready for it. I adore that beautiful season, but no, just no.

I was relieved coming back home to a tall glass of iced coffee and a big slice of Banana Split Cake. Summer at its finest.

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If you have a couple of bananas that may have gotten a little too brown over the weekend, this cake is calling your name.

It might be the only thing you’ll want to whip up with your overripe bananas from now on. Supper easy to throw together and perfect for anyone who loves banana bread and cake.

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That’s how this cake came to be, by the way. I played around with our favorite banana bread recipe, which happens to be one of my very first posts. It’s the perfect example why family recipes are always the best.

I really wanted to create a recipe for banana cake for quite some time now and finally figured out the ratios for a perfectly moist, scrumptious and light cake that is seriously to die for.

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Turning something “old” into something new, without sacrificing any flavor or taste, is so much fun. It’s one of the reasons why I keep going back to the kitchen :).

Speaking of new. If you’ve visited Deliciously Yum before, you might have noticed that it received a little bit of a makeover recently. One of my High School friends, who’s a graphic designer with incredible talent is helping me with a little bit of a redesign. I’m loving it so far and we’ll have a couple more changes coming up soon. So stay tuned.

So thankful for good friends – they are such a blessing. And you better believe I kept her well fed, lol!

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This cake is a good way to show your appreciation to your loved ones. It’s a true crowd-pleaser and can definitely hold its own when compared to Banana Bread, which happens to be one of my faves.

I topped it with a delectable Cream Cheese Frosting and some traditional Banana Split toppings – caramel sauce, peanuts, maraschino cherries, mini chocolate chips and last but not least, SPRINKLES! Eeek!

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 Here’s to a fabulous week, friends. Xoxo.

Banana Split Cake
Yields 9
Banana Split Cake puts a fun twist on traditional banana bread. Finished with a delicious cream cheese frosting and classic banana split toppings - this cake is a party in your mouth!
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For the Cake
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 3 medium ripe bananas
  6. 2/3 cup milk
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  2. 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings
  1. Caramel sauce
  2. 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted or chocolate syrup
  3. 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  4. 1/4 cup salted peanuts
  5. 1/2 jar Maraschino cherries, cut in half
  6. sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. 2. In a stand mixer, combine sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes or until well incorporated.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, smash 3 large bananas (use a potato masher) and add to the mix.
  4. 4. Slowly add milk, soda, salt, and flour and mix until well combined.
  5. 5. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and put into oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool completely.
  6. 6. Once cake is cooled, prepare the cream cheese frosting by mixing together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over the top. Drizzle caramel sauce over the cream cheese frosting (as much as desired), followed by melted chocolate or chocolate syrup. Add cherries, mini chocolate chips, peanuts and sprinkles. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until cream cheese frosting is set. Cut into squares and serve.
Notes
  1. Cake will keep up to 1 week stored in the fridge.
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Comments

  1. Ahh, this looks too good to be true!!! Banana Split is DEFINITELY one of my favorite things in the world, as well as cake, so you just made a dream come true for me! As for your website, it’s looking awesome. I’ll be watching the site to see the changes in the design. (:

  2. Love the new site Kathi!! Your logo is way cute! And banana split cake? Brilliant! This looks divine!

  3. This cake looks like so much fun! I adore it!

  4. I can’t believe August is almost here! I am so sad that summer seems to fly by even faster as I get older! This cake looks amazing, Kathi! Banana bread is my all-time favorite, so I can’t imagine how this cake must taste! Gorgeous pictures too, and love your new site! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Last week of July?! How can that be? These are the times I wish time would SLOW down.
    This cake looks delicious! I love banana bread and those toppings sound yummy on this. Have a great week and enjoy July while it lasts!

  6. This cake looks amazing, Kathi! I can never get enough of banana bread and all these fun toppings are such a great idea!
    I know, can’t believe summer is zooming by way too fast! I love all the new site changes and your logo is so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I am loving your new blog design! So beautiful Kathi! And this cake? Amazing! It’s like you combined 2 of my favorite desserts in to one! Can’t wait to give it a try. I’m going to have to buy some extra bananas just to let them get too brown so I can make this : )

  8. This sounds like such an awesome cake. I am going to make it next time we have people over.

    I am new to your blog, but I have bookmarked it to come back daily ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Whoa. This is amazing! I’m always looking for something different to do with my over-ripe bananas. This is definitely going on the list!!

  10. Love that you adapted banana bread into a cake form! Love the new updated look too!

  11. Oh my gosh I love this! What a fantastic idea for cake. It’s so cute too with all the toppings.

  12. Oh hey, brain twin, I just played around with a banana cake too! Obviously July = banana cake time? Or something? Love that you repurposed a favorite recipe and gave it such a fun, colorful twist!

  13. Why do they always have to spoil August with all their back-to-school stuff. Can’t they just let us have what’s left?! This cake is so playful, and looks so delicious! Love the sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Love this alternative to banana bread! It is definitely so much better with all of those delicious toppings!

  15. Your new site design looks great, Kathi! And this banana cake – OMG. Look at all those toppings!!! We have a bunch of bananas not yet ripe that I may hide in the tall kitchen cupboard so they hang around long enough to become medium ripe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. What a fun idea Kathi! Love the cherries on there ๐Ÿ™‚ And I LOVE the new design! Very fun and cute!!

  17. Visiting from Time to Sparkle link party. This cake looks super yummy and I love how fun the toppings are. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

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