Easy Banana Split Cake

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This is a fun cake to make for summer parties, it's easy but seems decadent and a great way to use up left over fruits.  It's a banana and strawberry, pineapple, chocolate flavored layered cake.  You take a basic yellow or white mix and add Strawberries, Banana, Pineapple and cocoa powder to make banana split inspired layers. You could also use canned fruits rather than fresh as a shortcut or in winter months.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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3 cups sliced strawberries
3 cups sliced pineapple
3 ripe bananas
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 boxes yellow or white cake mix
2 cans vanilla frosting
vegetable oil
2 eggs
Crisco or Pam


Mixing bowls
3 - 8 or 9 inch round or square cake pans
Blender or Food Processor  (unless using canned fruits)

Step 2: Prepare Fruits

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Peel your 3 ripe bananas into a bowl, and mash with a fork. A ripe or black banana will have the most flavor and be easiest to mash and mix into the cake.  I have a freezer full of unused bananas just waiting to be baked, but you could freeze your bananas overnight and thaw them before starting to speed up the process.

In a separate bowl, cut up about a dozen strawberries (enough to have roughly 3 cups) lightly blend or food process.  They can be chunky,  you don't want to complete puree them. Just a minute in the blender should do.

In a separate bowl, cut your pineapple into roughly 3 cups worth and blend, same as with the strawberries we do not want to juice them just mash them up a bit.

*If you are using crushed canned Pineapple or strawberries just drain the juice out, not need to blend them further.
Doganie3 years ago
This sounds so delicious! I'll have to try it sometime. I thought I might share a bit of advice. I don't remember where I got the recipe from, but if you mix equal parts of crisco shortening, vegetable oil, and flour, and use that to grease the pan, you shouldn't have any problem getting your cakes out of the pan without breaking. It's almost magical :) I haven't had to use any other recipe since I found it.
chumble (author)  Doganie3 years ago
Thanks for the advice I'll try it next time!!
Gorgeous! I love the plate you used. It looks like a giant fancy chocolate. :)