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Strawberry Banana Split Cake

This scrumptious is so easy to make but so impressive to serve. I've used the recipe for potlucks, showers and birthdays.—Joan Pacey, Ennismore, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  • Combine the crumbs, butter and sugar; press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill for 1 hour.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust; chill for 30 minutes. Layer with bananas, pineapple and strawberries.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over fruit. Sprinkle with nuts. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 481 calories, 33g fat (16g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • littlebritches1
    Apr 15, 2017

    I make this every spring and it always brings great compliments!

  • NKREat
    Sep 3, 2013

    Everyone seems to love this.It is very easy to make

  • Cornwall
    Mar 26, 2013

    Delicious! I did add grated chocolate on top with the nuts.

  • kshea
    Jun 3, 2012

    We have been eating this since 2000. It's great in the summer.

  • bev001
    Nov 23, 2011

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  • sheinemann
    Jul 8, 2011

    Amazing!!! This is one of the best summer desserts I've ever tried. I made it for a family picnic and everyone raved and begged me for the recipe. The only change I made was to add 6 oz of cream cheese to the butter mixture. Cannot wait to make this again

  • hunter6295
    May 22, 2011

    This recipe brought back awesome memories of my mother-in-law. Many years ago we would go out every Friday night for a fish fry at a little diner and we always topped off our dinner with a piece of banana split cake. The waitresses would even save us a piece if they were about to run out! I wish she were still on earth so I could surprise her with this cake. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  • carlisle walters
    Dec 3, 2010

    What's a banana split without chocolate. Used chocolate ice box cookies for the crust. Yummie

  • mom2cats
    Jun 21, 2010

    This is one of my family's favorite recipes! When fresh strawberrys are not in season, I use strawberry glaze instead. It's a very nice cool tropical tasting treat! 5 star recipe!

  • Heather31
    Jun 9, 2010

    This is our familys favorite summertime recipe. I usually have to make two and there's never any leftovers.