Banana Split Cake

posted by Terrytx 11-17-100 12:44 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Banana Split Cake
Recipe By :Southern Living-2/99
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cakes
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups mashed bananas -- (5 medium)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple -- undrained
1 (16 oz.) jar maraschino cherries -- drained
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese -- softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
toasted flaked coconut, long-stemmed
maraschino cherries, grated milk chocolate
chopped pecans, hot fudge sauce -- garnishes

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in banana and next 3 ingredients.

Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Gently press pineapple and cherries between layers of paper towels. Chop cherries. Stir pineapple and cherries into banana mixture. Spoon into greased and floured 10" tube pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10-15 min.; remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese at med. speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in reserved pineapple juice. Pour over cake; garnish, if desired.

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