Thursday, August 28, 2008

Banana Split Cake

This recipe from Kraft Kitchens was sent to me by email. It looks delicious and would be great as a cool holiday dessert.

Prep Time:15 min / Total Time:5 hr 15 min /Makes:24 servings, one piece each

1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
6 medium bananas, divided
2 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
1 cup PLANTERS Chopped Pecans

MIX crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter; press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Freeze 10 min.

BEAT cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Spread carefully over crust; top with pineapple. Slice 4 of the bananas; arrange over pineapple.

POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping; spread over banana layer in pan. Top with remaining 1 cup whipped topping; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate 5 hours. Slice remaining 2 bananas just before serving; arrange over dessert. Store any leftover dessert in refrigerator.


Pat's Place said...

Yum! I might make it but we have a friend who is diabetic and he will be here for part of the holidays. Wonder if I could create a sugar free version?

Wade, Janalyn, & Wookie said...

This sounds so yummy!!! I think I will try for our Sunday treat. I love the pic of your garden gate your yard is one that looks nice to hang out in and read in the shade:)

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Barbara, thanks for visiting my blog. Its so nice to meet you! This recipe looks so yummy! I am going to print it and make it one day soon!
Love, Ann

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Pat- I would think sugar-free products could be substituted in this recipe. If you try it, let me know if it works.

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Janalyn- Let me know if you make the dessert and how you like it.

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Ann-thanks for coming by and please come back real soon.

Patty H. said...

This is one of my (Many) favorite cakes!! I love it.

I knew about your giveaway but I didnt' want to be selfish after I had won on the other but, since you invited me ;)..

WF said...

Grey, red, and black -- 3 of my favorite colors -- thank you for the beautiful pashima shawl. It will be worn with loving thoughts.
This is one of my favorite recipes, too.

Linda said...

Yum! Can't wait to try this!

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Thanks to all of you for your positive comments about this dessert.