Friday, September 4, 2009

♥Banana Split Cake for Someone Special♥

A little work but a lot of fun, especially if you include the kids in the decorating! A great birthday cake, Christmas cake or cake to take to a new neighbor. Who in the world doesn't love a banana split!?

Ingredients

  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  large eggs
  • 1  cup  vegetable oil
  • 1/2  cup  buttermilk
  • 2  cups  mashed banana (5 medium)
  • 1  cup  chopped pecans
  • 1  cup  flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1  (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1  (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1  (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
  • Garnishes: toasted flaked coconut, long-stemmed maraschino cherries, grated milk chocolate, chopped pecans, hot fudge sauce

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in banana and next 3 ingredients.

Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Gently press pineapple and maraschino cherries between layers of paper towels. Chop cherries. Stir pineapple and cherries into banana mixture. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in reserved pineapple juice. Pour over cake; garnish, if desired. Print this post

1 comment:

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! what a GREAT!!! cake. Looks and sounds so YUMMY!!! This is a must try ASAP!!! THANKS!!! for the recipe. Geri