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Banana Split Cake

This easy banana split cake takes all of the flavors of your favorite ice cream treat and bakes them into a delicious poke cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana split cake, banana split cake recipe, recipe banana split cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 560kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 large Eggs
  • cup Vegetable oil
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 large Overripe bananas mashed
  • 3.4 ounce Box Instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 large Bananas sliced
  • 1 pint Strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup Pineapple Topping
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • ¼ cup Chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Sauce
  • 10 Maraschino Cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water, and mashed bananas.
  • Pour the cake batter into a lightly greased 13x9 inch metal baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • While cake bakes make the pudding adding 2 cups of milk to the contents of the pudding box, whisking it together and then placing the pudding in the fridge to firm up.
  • Let the cake cool completely then use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes across the entire top.
  • Spread the vanilla pudding over the cake making sure it gets in all of the holes.
  • Spread the pineapple topping over the pudding.
  • Top with the sliced strawberries and bananas placing them in alternating rows.
  • Spread the whipped topping over the cake making sure to completely cover the strawberries and bananas.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place the cake in the refrigerator for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Before serving drizzle chocolate sauce over the top of the cake and sprinkle the chopped peanuts. Finish it off with the cherries on top.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg