Banana Split Cake

All the great flavors of a banana split are featured in this stunning cake. Cake mix and instant pudding mix make this recipe simple!

Serves: 12Prep: 35 minutesCook: 3 hours 40 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1⁄4 cup chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • Maraschino cherries


  • Bake cake as directed on box for two 8-9” round pans using eggs, water and oil. Cool completely.
  • Make pudding as directed on package using pudding mix and 2 cups milk.
  • Cut each cake horizontally in half. Place one half, rounded side down, on cake plate. Spread with ¾ cup pudding. Arrange pineapple on cream. Top with second layer, cut side down. Spread with ¾ cup pudding and arrange strawberries evenly over cream. Top with next cake layer, flat side down. Spread with ¾ cup pudding; slice bananas evenly over pudding. Top with remaining layer, round side up.
  • In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Frost top and side of cake with whipped cream.
  • Spoon ice cream topping into resealable bag; snip corner. Drizzle over top and sides of cake. Garnish with cherries.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.