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How To Make A Banana Split Cake: A Showstopping Cake

How To Make A Banana Split Cake: A Showstopping Cake.

(Updated Post. First published here 28th February 2018).

Hello friends,and how are you today? Happy Sunday. Any fun plans for today? It’s very windy here so not doing anything special. Do you have a special occasion coming up? A birthday, wedding or maybe you are looking for an impressing Easter cake recipe? Are you looking to make your own show-stopping cake? If so, you have stopped by the right place today as I am sharing this stunning banana split recipe with you from Dr. Oetker.

How To Make A Banana Split Cake
How To Make A Banana Split Cake

How To Make A Banana Split Cake:

Prep time: 35-40 minutes plus cooling
Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 16 – 18

Ingredients:

1tsp (1 sachet) Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda Tub

130ml milk

400g (14oz) plain flour

2tsp (2 sachets) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Tub

3 large very ripe bananas

225g (8oz) unsalted butter, plus extra to grease

250g (9oz) golden caster sugar

4 medium eggs, lightly beaten

1tsp (5ml) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract

150g (6oz) strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped

4tbsp icing sugar

700ml double cream

Dr. Oetker Bright and Bold Sprinkles

25g (1oz) Dr. Oetker Chocolate Chunks Extra Dark

25g (1oz) chopped toasted hazelnuts

6 cherries maraschino or fresh

How To Make A Banana Split Cake
How To Make A Banana Split Cake
How To Make A Banana Split Cake

How To Make A Banana Split Cake:

1.) Heat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, gas 4. Grease 2 x 18cm cake tins and double line the bases and sides with baking parchment.

2.) Heat the milk in a pan until very hot (but not boiling) then stir in the bicarbonate of soda, leave to cool. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl and leave aside. Mash the bananas with a potato masher until smooth, set aside.

3.) Beat the butter and 250g of the sugar until creamy and pale. Gradually beat in the eggs (add a little of the flour if it looks like it might curdle). Add the vanilla extract then fold in three-quarters of the flour. Fold in the milk mixture and mashed banana in 2 additions, followed by the remaining flour. Divide between the two cake tins, flatten the top and put in the lower shelf in the oven, bake for 35-40 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle remove from the tins to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile:

4.) Blend the strawberries in the food processor until smooth, press through a sieve to get the juice and discard the pulp in the sieve.

5.) Cut the sponges in half lengthways. Whisk 300ml of the cream and half of the icing sugar with the strawberry juice until just softly peaking. Whisk the remaining cream in a separate bowl until just thick enough to spread.

6.) Set one of the sponges on a serving plate, spread with a third of the strawberry cream with a spatula, top with another sponge and repeat with the remaining sponges leaving the top plain. Cover the top and loosely cover the sides with the plain whipped cream – (reserving around 5tbsp to pipe the swirls on top). Sprinkle the 100’s and 1000’s around the bottom edges of the cake.

7.) Put the remaining whipped cream in a small piping bag fitted with a medium open star nozzle and pipe around 12 swirls along the top edge, leaving a little space between each one.

8.) Put the chocolate chunks in a bowl with the remaining 75ml of cream, put in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the chocolate then mix until smooth. Allow to cool slightly then spoon or pipe into the spaces between the cream swirls to create drips down the sides. Sprinkle the chopped nuts on top and set the cherries into alternate cream swirls. Leave somewhere cool to set for 30 mins.

How To Make A Banana Split Cake

How To Make A Banana Split Cake. Recipe and image courtesy of Dr Oetker.

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Recipe Card:

How To Make A Banana Split Cake

Are you looking to make your own show-stopping cake?
If so, you have stopped by the right place today as I am sharing this stunning banana split recipe with you from Dr. Oetker.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author Dr. Oetker

Ingredients

  • 1tsp (1 sachet) Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda Tub
  • 130ml milk
  • 400g (14oz) plain flour
  • 2tsp (2 sachets) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Tub
  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 225g (8oz) unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
  • 250g (9oz) golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1tsp (5ml) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 150g (6oz) strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 4tbsp icing sugar
  • 700ml double cream
  • Dr. Oetker Bright and Bold Sprinkles
  • 25g (1oz) Dr. Oetker Chocolate Chunks Extra Dark
  • 25g (1oz) chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 6 cherries maraschino or fresh

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, gas 4. Grease 2 x 18cm cake tins and double line the bases and sides with baking parchment.
  • Heat the milk in a pan until very hot (but not boiling) then stir in the bicarbonate of soda, leave to cool. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl and leave aside. Mash the bananas with a potato masher until smooth, set aside.
  • Beat the butter and 250g of the sugar until creamy and pale. Gradually beat in the eggs (add a little of the flour if it looks like it might curdle). Add the vanilla extract then fold in three-quarters of the flour. Fold in the milk mixture and mashed banana in 2 additions, followed by the remaining flour. Divide between the two cake tins, flatten the top and put in the lower shelf in the oven, bake for 35-40 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle remove from the tins to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, blend the strawberries in the food processor until smooth, press through a sieve to get the juice and discard the pulp in the sieve.
  • Cut the sponges in half lengthways. Whisk 300ml of the cream and half of the icing sugar with the strawberry juice until just softly peaking. Whisk the remaining cream in a separate bowl until just thick enough to spread.
  • Set one of the sponges on a serving plate, spread with a third of the strawberry cream with a spatula, top with another sponge and repeat with the remaining sponges leaving the top plain. Cover the top and loosely cover the sides with the plain whipped cream – (reserving around 5tbsp to pipe the swirls on top). Sprinkle the 100’s and 1000’s around the bottom edges of the cake.
  • Put the remaining whipped cream in a small piping bag fitted with a medium open star nozzle and pipe around 12 swirls along the top edge, leaving a little space between each one.
  • Put the chocolate chunks in a bowl with the remaining 75ml of cream, put in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the chocolate then mix until smooth. Allow to cool slightly then spoon or pipe into the spaces between the cream swirls to create drips down the sides. Sprinkle the chopped nuts on top and set the cherries into alternate cream swirls. Leave somewhere cool to set for 30 mins.

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11 responses to “How To Make A Banana Split Cake: A Showstopping Cake”

  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    This is so pretty and festive!

  2. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House says:

    Wow! This looks so pretty and sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Feel free to share this tomorrow at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will go live at 8:00am CST. Hope to see you at the shindig! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Mother of 3 says:

    That looks scrumptious! Pinned.

  4. Lidia says:

    I know of so many people (including myself!) who would happily dive into this cake!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  5. eyeloveknots says:

    …::jaw drops::… This cake looks amazing!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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