Banana Split Cake


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Banana Split Cake is a favorite treat! With all the ingredients you love in a banana split, this cake will be one you make again and again.

Looking for a dessert that instantly screams fun? How about delicious? Would simple and no-bake make it any better? I have just the recipe for you – banana split cake!

I just can’t wait to share the recipe for this amazing cake with you!

My sister-in-law first shared this recipe with me over 16 years ago at one of my bridal showers where all the guests brought their favorite recipe along with an item for the kitchen. Hands down that was my very favorite shower and I continue to use many of the dishes and recipes shared with me!

However, I couldn’t have been more excited when I opened the present from my sister-in-law-to-be and saw that she’d shared the recipe for banana split cake. I’d tasted this cake before at a summer supper at my then future husband’s parent’s house. She brought the dessert and after one bite we all declared it to be a definite favorite. Cool, refreshing, and full of bright summery flavors, no one will ever guess this banana split cake is such an easy icebox cake!

Let me share with you how to make it.

Start with a box of vanilla wafers and crumble them up.

Pour in some melted butter and mix well. Press it firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.

Mix together sugar, eggs, and more melted butter until it is light and fluffy. Then pour it over the wafer crust.

Layer on drained crushed pineapple.

Next comes slices of the banana split cake’s good ole bananas.

Mmm, mmm.

Now spread on a layer of whipped cream or topping.

Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

And arrange cherries on the top!

Pop it into the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving and then just sit back and watch it disappear!

You’re going to LOVE it!

Banana Split Cake

5 from 2 votes
Banana Split Cake is a favorite treat! With all the ingredients you love in a banana split, this cake will be one you make again and again.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 1 (11-ounce) box (311 g) vanilla wafers
  • 2 cups (452 g) butter, melted
  • 2 (100 g) eggs
  • 2 cups (227 g) confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 (20-ounce )cans (357 g) crushed pineapple,, drained
  • 3 – 5 (354-590 g) bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups (340 g) whipped cream , or 12-ounce container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup (114 g) pecans, chopped
  • 1 small jar (170 g) maraschino cherries


  • Crush vanilla wafers and pour in 1 cup of melted butter.
  • Combine well and press into bottom of 9×13 baking dish.
  • Combine sugar, eggs, and 1 cup of melted butter.
  • Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Pour over top of vanilla wafer crust.
  • Layer crushed pineapple followed by banana slices onto cake.
  • Spread with whipped cream and then sprinkle with pecans.
  • Arrange cherries on top.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I think you just might want to make it this weekend!

Robyn xo


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  1. Jackie says:

    can you add sliced strawberries and just before you add the whipped cream, drizzle some chocolate syrup over the
    strawberries ?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I haven’t tried that, Jackie, but you could if you want.

  2. Donna Birch says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’ve been searching for a couple of years lol. Ours never lasted long enough to be concerned about the eggs like I’ve seen in some of the comments. Leave it in a cooler in ice until you are ready to serve. Absolutely delicious!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Donna.

  3. Janet Kirksey says:

    Can you make this 2 days ahead or will bananas turn brown?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I would make this no more than the day ahead and keep refrigerated overnight. Thanks!