Perfect for a festive occasion…or tomake an occasion festive! This moist tender cake combines bananas,pineapple pieces, strawberries and semi-sweet chocolate morselstogether to make a simple but elegant cake. Michelle A. Sheppardof Nashua, NH developed this recipe.
Recipe: Incredible BananaSplit Cake
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 (15 1/4-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 1/4 cups (7.5 ounces) granulated sugar 2/3 cup mashed banana 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet ChocolateMorsels 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted – divided use 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries 1 cup chopped banana
Allow butter and eggs to stand at roomtemperature for 30 minutes. Grease and lightly flour a 12-cupBundt pan.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine flour, baking powder and saltin 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 mediumto high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, a 1/4 cupat a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Add eggs,mashed banana and vanilla extract; beat well. Alternately addflour mixture and buttermilk mixture, beating on low speed aftereach addition just until combined. Stir in morsels and 1/4 cupof the walnuts. Gently fold in drained pineapple tidbits, strawberriesand banana. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a woodenpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan onwire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely onwire rack. Drizzle cake with Chocolate Glaze and sprinkle withremaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hoursbefore serving.
For Chocolate Glaze: Heat 3/4 cup NESTLTOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, 3 tablespoons butterand 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in small saucepan over lowheat, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Useimmediately.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Preparation – 30 min | Cooking – 1 hrs| Cooling Time – 2 hrs cooling |
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