Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

A tasty and refreshing banana split on a warm day is wonderful. How about a banana split cake with strawberries and chocolate ganache? With that, you can take this dessert to a whole new level. 

Moreover, this banana split-inspired cake with strawberries is super moist and filled with so much flavor. Not only that but also layered with sweet crushed pineapple and fresh strawberries. Likewise, it has bananas with a delicious creamy cream cheese frosting. And chocolate sandwiched between the soft and delicious banana cake. 

In addition to that, glazed and drip with a beautiful chocolate ganache frosting and fresh strawberries. This recipe is perfect for that summer picnic and gatherings. Treat your friends and family with this easy and amazing recipe.

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What You Will Need 

Ingredients For The Cake

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups of cake flour 
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 tbsp or 170 grams of softened unsalted butter (do not microwave). 
  • 1 1 /2 cup mashed bananas (about three bananas)
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 pcs large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

For The Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Two 8 ounces (423g total weight) packages of softened cream cheese. 
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar, sift, then measure
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream

For The Filling

  • Sliced Strawberries 
  • Crushed, drained, pineapples 2 pcs 8 oz cans
  • Sliced bananas (4-5 pieces)

For The Ganache Drip And Filling

  • 6 ounces of chocolate (semi-sweet or dark) 
  • 6 ounces of heavy cream

For The Decorative Details

  • Sliced or whole strawberries. You can also use Cherries.

Equipment 

  • Mixing bowls 
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 3 pcs 8 inch round cake pans
  • Electric mixer
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Cooling rack
  • 8B french piping tip or any large star tip for piping around the top of the cake
  • Tip 21 for small shell border around the base (optional)
  • Piping bags
  • Parchment papers

Hiware 8-Inch Round Cake Pan Set of 3, Nonstick Baking Cake Pans

Step by Step Instructions 

For The Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

Step 1

Ensure to preheat your conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, grease and dust 3 8″ pans. Then, line them with circular parchment.

Step 2

Afterward, add the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a mixing bowl. And blend using an electric mixer for 30 seconds to combine.

Step 3

Then, gradually put the softened butter to the dry ingredients. And set your mixer to low speed until the dry ingredients are moist. After that, mix until you achieve a coarse sand texture. Afterward, scrape the bowl’s sides and bottom to incorporate well.

Mixing banana cake ingredients

Step 4

Next, in a different bowl, slice and mash the bananas. And then, add lemon juice, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Afterward, mix it lightly using a fork to blend. 

Step 5

After that, add the first half of the banana mixture to the dry ingredients. So with that, set the mixer at low or medium speed for a minute. Afterward, please ensure to scrape the bowl’s bottom and sides and then beat for another minute.

Step 6

Then, pour the cake batter onto the cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Step 7

Finally, let the banana cakes cool for about 5 to 10 minutes on the cooling rack. Then, turn the banana cakes out, and cool completely.

let the banana cakes cool

For The Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1

Before anything else, place the mixing bowl and whisk attachments in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 2

After that, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Then, please place it in the refrigerator while preparing for the next step.

Step 3

Next, in a different bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Afterward, whisk until it becomes very smooth. 

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 4

Lastly, fold the whipped cream using a rubber spatula, then cover and refrigerate. Please do not forget to save it for later.

For The Ganache Drip And Filling

Step 1

First of all, place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Pour the heavy cream onto the chocolate and place it in the microwave for 1 minute.

Step 2

Then, remove from the microwave and stir. After that, microwave for another 30 seconds. And when the chocolate melts completely, allow it to sit for another minute before stirring. Afterward, stir until you achieve a silky smooth consistency.

Cake Assembly: Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

Step 1

First, make sure to put a small amount of frosting on the cake board and add the first layer. Next, spread a layer of whipped cream cheese frosting onto the cake.

Step 2

Then, place a layer of sliced strawberries, bananas, and crushed pineapple. Afterward, line the fruit filling about 1/4 inch from the edge of the cake. After that, pipe frosting on the edge of the cake to help keep everything in place. Next, drizzle the filling with ganache.

Step 3

Repeat the steps for the next layer of cake, and then top with the final cake layer. Afterward, fill the gaps between the layers with whipped cream cheese frosting. Crumb coat the cake with a thin layer of frosting and chill it for 20 minutes.

Cake Assembly - Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

Step 4

After that, frost your banana split cake using an offset spatula and bench scraper to smoothen. With that, chill the frosted cake for 30 minutes. Then, place the ganache on a piping bag. After that, cut the tip and pipe drips around the top edge of your chilled and frosted cake. Next, spoon some ganache on top of your cake. And spread it using an offset spatula to cover the top of your cake. 

Step 5

Next, pipe french tip stars using an 8B tip. Then, place strawberries in each star, and add a small shell border around the cake base. Finally, cut serve and enjoy.

Tips and Tricks for Strawberry Banana Cakes

First and foremost, you can substitute cake flour with all-purpose flour. Because of this, measure three cups of all-purpose flour. Then, remove two tablespoons of flour per cup. After that, replace it with cornstarch. Afterward, whisk and blend.

Also, if the frosting becomes too soft for piping, place the piping bag with frosting in the refrigerator. Furthermore, microwaving chocolate may vary. For example, if you tend to make a smaller ganache, you have to reduce your microwave time. 

Tips and Tricks for Strawberry Banana Cakes

But, if you have not melted the chocolate based on the instructions above, microwave your chocolate in small increments. With that, microwave it for about 10-15 seconds until it melts entirely. Then, let it sit and stir until it becomes smooth. 

Moreover, allow your ganache to cool down a bit until it achieves a nice consistency for dripping. In this regard, you can test this using an inside of the bowl. If the ganache drips too fast, then let it thicken more.

Additionally, for achieving a smoother frosting, chill the cake in the freezer for about fifteen minutes. And then use a heated spatula to smoothen it out. 

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Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

A tasty and refreshing banana split on a warm day is wonderful. How about a banana split cake with strawberries and chocolate ganache? With that, you can take this dessert to a whole new level. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Split Cake With Strawberries
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 3 pcs 8 inch round cake pans
  • Cooling Rack
  • 8B french piping tip or any large star tip for piping around the top of the cake
  • Tip 21 for small shell border around the base (optional)
  • Piping bags
  • Parchment papers

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups of cake flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 tbsp or 170 grams of softened unsalted butter do not microwave.
  • 1 1 /2 cup mashed bananas about three bananas
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 pcs large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

For The Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Two 8 ounces 423g total weight packages of softened cream cheese.
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar sift, then measure
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream

For The Filling

  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Crushed drained, pineapples 2 pcs 8 oz cans)
  • Sliced bananas 4-5 pieces

For The Ganache Drip And Filling

  • 6 ounces of chocolate semi-sweet or dark
  • 6 ounces of heavy cream

For The Decorative Details

  • Sliced or whole strawberries. You can also use Cherries.

Instructions

For The Banana Split Cake With Strawberries

  • Ensure to preheat your conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, grease and dust 3 8" pans. Then, line them with circular parchment.
  • Afterward, add the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a mixing bowl. And blend using an electric mixer for 30 seconds to combine.
  • Then, gradually put the softened butter to the dry ingredients. And set your mixer to low speed until the dry ingredients are moist. After that, mix until you achieve a coarse sand texture. Afterward, scrape the bowl's sides and bottom to incorporate well.
  • Next, in a different bowl, slice and mash the bananas. And then, add lemon juice, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Afterward, mix it lightly using a fork to blend.
  • After that, add the first half of the banana mixture to the dry ingredients. So with that, set the mixer at low or medium speed for a minute. Afterward, please ensure to scrape the bowl's bottom and sides and then beat for another minute.
  • Then, pour the cake batter onto the cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Finally, let the banana cakes cool for about 5 to 10 minutes on the cooling rack. Then, turn the banana cakes out, and cool completely.

For The Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Before anything else, place the mixing bowl and whisk attachments in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • After that, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Then, please place it in the refrigerator while preparing for the next step.
  • Next, in a different bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Afterward, whisk until it becomes very smooth.
  • Lastly, fold the whipped cream using a rubber spatula, then cover and refrigerate. Please do not forget to save it for later.

For The Ganache Drip And Filling

  • First of all, place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Pour the heavy cream onto the chocolate and place it in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Then, remove from the microwave and stir. After that, microwave for another 30 seconds. And when the chocolate melts completely, allow it to sit for another minute before stirring. Afterward, stir until you achieve a silky smooth consistency.

Notes

First and foremost, you can substitute cake flour with all-purpose flour. Because of this, measure three cups of all-purpose flour. Then, remove two tablespoons of flour per cup. After that, replace it with cornstarch. Afterward, whisk and blend.
Also, if the frosting becomes too soft for piping, place the piping bag with frosting in the refrigerator. Furthermore, microwaving chocolate may vary. For example, if you tend to make a smaller ganache, you have to reduce your microwave time. 
But, if you have not melted the chocolate based on the instructions above, microwave your chocolate in small increments. With that, microwave it for about 10-15 seconds until it melts entirely. Then, let it sit and stir until it becomes smooth. 
Moreover, allow your ganache to cool down a bit until it achieves a nice consistency for dripping. In this regard, you can test this using an inside of the bowl. If the ganache drips too fast, then let it thicken more.
Additionally, for achieving a smoother frosting, chill the cake in the freezer for about fifteen minutes. And then use a heated spatula to smoothen it out. 
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