When is the last time you enjoyed a great banana split?
I know it has been several years. I remember how much I loved them as a child. So many flavors, The split banana, ice cream and of course, the cherry on top! It was one of the best treats that summer could offer.
When I heard that #BundtBakers July Challenge was for a fruit and nut cake, I immediately thought of this childhood treat. Our host Shilpi from Simply Veggies really came up with a fun one, don't you think?
Okay, this month's cake is really easy! You could even say it is fool-proof. I don't often bake with mixes, but this time I made an exception. The secret is a package of banana pudding and a regular white cake mix. ...Oh, and did I forget to mention the ice cream?
The recipe is actually pretty simple. After baking though, comes the fun part. I decorated this cake with chocolate ganache, walnuts, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips and a cherry on top.
And if you are looking for a good way to use up some overripe bananas, I have the perfect cake recipe for you. Seems like no matter how we eat bananas, there is always a never-ending supply of brown ones.
Ready to get baking?
Banana Split Bundt Cake
You Will Need:
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 box (3.4 oz.) instant banana pudding mix
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 c. vanilla ice cream, melted
- 1/4 c. canola oil
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 c. halved marashino cherries
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. corn syrup
- crushed walnuts
- mini chocolate chips
- whipping cream
- 8 maraschino cherries with stems
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bundt pan and set aside.
In a stand mixer, combine the cake mix, pudding and one egg at a time. Then mix in the ice cream, oil, and bananas. Pour half the batter into the prepared bundt pan, then arrange the halved cherries on top of the batter. Cover with the remaining batter and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the cake rest for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Let the cake cool completely, then wrap tightly with kitchen wrap for 8 hours or overnight.
Before serving, heat the heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan to a light simmer. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir in the corn syrup till all the chocolate has melted. Drizzle this over the cake. Sprinkle the warm ganache with walnuts, let cool then top with whipped cream, mini chocolate chips and maraschino cherries with stems.
Thanks for checking out this month's creation. I hope you will take a moment to check out or pin some of the other #BundtBakers creations today.
- Almond Rhubarb Bundt Cake from Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Aloha Bundt Cake from Olivia at Liv for Cake
- Apple Pecan Bundt Cake from Bea and Mara at I Love Bundt Cakes
- Apricot-Almond Bundt Cake from Cali at Cali’s Cuisine
- Banana Peanut Butter Bundt Cake from Jana at Jenny and Sweets
- Banana Monkey Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs at Los Chatos Chefs
- Banana Pecan Bundt with Bananas Foster Frosting from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Banana Split Bundt Cake from Andrea at Adventures in All Things Food
- Blueberry Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel from Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Cherry and Almond Bundt Cake from Lara at Tartacadabra
- Cherry and Nuts Bundt Cake from Diego at La Mejor Manera de Hacer
- Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes from Teri at The Freshman Cook
- Cherry Pistachio and Honey Bundt Cake from Ethel at eating in instead
- Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Cake from Vonnie at My Catholic Kitchen
- Eggless Mango Almond Bundt Cake from Shilpi at Simply Veggies
- Generra Bundt Cake from Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- Lemon Lime Pistachio Bundt Cake from Rocío at kidsandchic
- Orange and Pecan Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache from Deepti at Baking Yummies
- Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry Cake from Anshie at Spice Roots
- Peach and Pecan Bundt from Catherine at Living The Gourmet
- Peach Coffee Cake from Julie at Eat, Drink, Be Mighty
- Pineapple-Pecan Bundt Cake from Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Pineapple Sundae Bundt Cake from Colleen at Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Pomegranate and Pistachio Kugelhopf from Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
- Roasted Banana and Black Walnut Bundt Cake from Terri at Our Good Life
- Summer Fig Bundt from Margaret at Tea and Scones
- Vegan Orange Ripple Rhubarb Cake with Pistachio Sauce from June at How to Philosophize with Cake
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