Southern Style Banana Split Cake

Southern Style Banana Split Cake

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
Tammy Livingston
Recipe by  Tammy Livingston

“This great recipe belonged to my Grandma and requires no cooking.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, white sugar and melted butter. Mix together and press into a 9x13 inch cake pan; refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; spread over graham cracker crust.
  3. Layer bananas and pineapple over cream cheese mixture; cover fruit with whipped topping.
  4. Top with cherries and chopped nuts; refrigerate and serve chilled.

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This was my mothers recipe almost to the "T". a couple of things i have learned from making it over the years: 1. before putting on the cream cheese freeze the crust for a few hours, will make your life a lot easier 2. adding vanilla adds an excellent little flavor (it does get hidden amongst the flavors but you can tell its there) 3. soaking the bananas in the pineapple juice (dont get the heavy syrup kind) will keep the bananas from turning brown before you get to serve it. plus the pineapple/banana juice you just made tastes good too!!!



I made this for my husband to take to work to celebrate a co-worker's birthday. I thought it would be an easy alternative to taking the fixings for real banana splits (which she loves!). Everyone loved it and requested the recipe. The co-worker liked it so much she took "leftovers" home for her children. The recipe is great but I made a few simple changes---less sugar in the crust mixture (cut to about 1/4 cup, used "light" cream cheese to cut fat, used fewer maraschino cherries, and kept the crushed peanuts to about 1/2-3/4 cup. It was still great! I will definitely make this one again.



I have made so many desserts from this site and this is the BEST recipe I have ever made. I did shave chocolate on top and it looked unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 748 cal
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 45.9 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs
  • 79.3 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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