Incredible Banana Split Cake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


Perfect for a holiday brunch! This moist tender "Incredible Banana Split Cake" combines bananas, pineapple pieces, strawberries and Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels together to make a simple but elegant cake. Michelle A. Sheppard of Nashua, NH developed this recipe.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 1/4 oz.) pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups (7.5 oz.) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped banana
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE (recipe below)


ALLOW butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and lightly flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Drain pineapple tidbits, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine reserved pineapple juice and buttermilk in small bowl.

BEAT butter in large mixer bowl on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, a 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Add eggs, mashed banana and vanilla extract; beat well. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in morsels and 1/4 cup of the walnuts. Gently fold in drained pineapple tidbits, strawberries and banana. Spread batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle cake with Chocolate Glaze and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

3/4 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in small saucepan over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Use immediately.

A big hit and so beautiful!!!!

by S. Sally , Tampa, FL on Oct. 2009

Even though I don't bake very often I decided to bake this cake for a big birthday party because it sounded so good and the picture was so beautiful. I baked the cake the day before and decorated it with the chocolate, nuts, strawberries and bananas a few hours before the party and put it back in the refrigerator until I served it. They ate the entire cake, it was so moist and everyone loved it! The cake looks just as beautiful as the picture, wow!!!!

Totally Disappointed

by J. Jillian , TAMPA, FL on Apr. 2009

I had made this for a work function and after all the chopping and mixing...the cake wouldn't bake. I had it in there for the correct time, but it still wouldn't bake. So I continued. Once the toothpicks came out clean. I cooled it and refrigerated it. When I cut the cake it was doughy and gross. Too much liquid and too many ingredients. I threw away the recipe and the cake...yuck!

Looked great, taste not so great.

by B. B. , Missouri on Apr. 2009

This was an ok recipe but takes a lot to chop, measure and put together. More like a fruit bread than a cake consistancy. Flavor was just ok, make sure you refrigerate well before serving, the colder it was the better the flavor. Very disappointed especially after reading on the high reviews.

Banana Split Cake

by C. Carol , Milwaukee, WI on Mar. 2009

Made this for a bake sale and sold by the slice.... it was a hit !!!!

Truly Incredible Banana Split Cake

by S. Shirelle , on Mar. 2009

This is a very tasty cake and a great recipe. The recipe is very precise and such a fun cake to make. Will most def make this one again. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sooo Good!

by S. Sirena , Londonderry, NH on Feb. 2009

I made this cake for a dinner party I was going to. I had my daughter help me make it. It was so good!


by L. Lisa , Manteca, CA on Feb. 2009

Everyone loved this cake! Especially my 17yr old daughter! This has become her favorite dessert!

Great surprise

by J. Jane , Webster, MA on Feb. 2009

I already had a banana split cake that was a favorite but needed to be refrigerated. Did not think this would be as good but, I was pleasantly surprised. Had all the ingredients except strawberries so I tried it without them. It was excellent! Family and friends loved it.

Very Good

by C. Cathleen , RIDGEWOOD, NY on Feb. 2009

This is was an easy and great recipe. I can't wait to make it again.

Incredible Banana Split Cake

by T. Thelma , Jacksonville, IL on Feb. 2009

This was a delicious dessert. My family raved about it for a week.