Sunday, January 6, 2008

Creamy Banana Split Cake

There is something really fun about eating a dessert really meant for summer in the middle of winter. One bite of this creamy, fruity treat, and those hot, steamy days meant for picnics by a lake come rushing into memory, Plus it really does taste like a banana split. Cool! And to think I made it to use up yet another bunch of ripening bananas!

Banana Split Cake

1 stick butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 eggs (I used Egg Beaters, just for food safety)
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 can crushed pinapple, drained
2 cups confectioner's sugar
5 bananas
1 container Cool Whip
1 jar maraschino cherries, chopped
1 cup chopped nuts
Lemon juice


Combine 1 stick melted butter and graham crackers. Grease 13 inch pan (I used a 9x13 glass pan) and press mixture into the bottom. Combine eggs, 1 1/2 stick softened butter, and confectioner's sugar. Beat for 15 minutes (a long time- I think I did more like 10 min). Slice bananas and dip each piece iin lemon juice. Make layers of filling, bananas, pinapple, and Cool Whip over crust. Top with nuts and cherries. Chill. Cut into squares and serve.


Note: I make my own "cool whip" by beating a container of heavy whipping cream until stiff, adding sugar to taste.



“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You made this up? This recipe has been around for years! Sorry, don't think so!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Anonymous,

I am sorry, but you misinterpreted what I wrote. I said that I made this recipe to use up a bunch of bananas, not that I made the recipe itself up. Gosh, I wish I was that creative!