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Banana Split Icebox Cake

This Banana Split Icebox Cake is a summer favorite. Layers of your favorite banana split flavors in an easy, no-bake dessert make it perfect for cookouts and celebrations. 

Banana Split Icebox Cake - an old fashioned dessert with layers of whipped cream, banana, strawberries, and pineapple. https://www.lanascooking.com/banana-split-icebox-cake

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You know about “icebox cakes,” right? Old-fashioned, no bake desserts that have been around for decades. They’re layers and layers of crispy cookies with either pudding or whipped cream and sometimes fruit.

You layer it all up, put it in the “icebox” overnight and the crispy cookies turn into moist cake-like layers. Yum.

One of the most popular posts I’ve ever published is my Strawberry Icebox Cake. And no wonder! What’s not to like about strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate?

So, I was thinking about that recipe a few days ago and whether I could do something a little different with it when the thought of a banana split popped into my head with this recipe following immediately behind.

It’s very similar but instead of all strawberries, it also has layers of banana and pineapple and is finished with chopped salted peanuts, maraschino cherries (of course! what’s a banana split without a cherry on top?), and both chocolate and caramel ice cream toppings.

Hope you enjoy this easy, no bake Banana Split Icebox Cake as much as we do. It’s a winner!

How to Make Banana Split Icebox Cake

Strawberries for Banana Split Icebox Cake

Combine the sliced fresh strawberries with one tablespoon sugar and toss gently to combine. Allow the strawberries to sit for about 15 minutes.

While the strawberries sit, prepare the whipped cream. Beat the heavy cream with a whisk or an electric mixer until it reaches the soft peak stage. Add the remaining sugar and the vanilla and beat just until combined.

Banana layer for Banana Split Icebox Cake

Assemble the cake in a 9×5 loaf pan or on a platter or serving dish. Make layers in this order: Layer 1 – Place a small amount of the whipped cream on the bottom of the pan and top with three graham crackers; Top the graham crackers with the sliced banana. Top the bananas with 1/3 of the whipped cream.

Graham crackers layered for Banana Split Icebox Cake

Layer 2 – Three graham crackers, the sweetened, sliced strawberries, and 1/3 of the whipped cream.

Completed layers for Banana Split Icebox Cake

Layer 3 – Three graham crackers, the lightly drained pineapple and the remaining 1/3 of the whipped cream.

Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, top with the chopped salted peanuts, caramel and chocolate ice cream toppings, and maraschino cherries.

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Banana Split Icebox Cake - an old fashioned dessert with layers of whipped cream, banana, strawberries, and pineapple. https://www.lanascooking.com/banana-split-icebox-cake

Banana Split Icebox Cake

Easy no-bake icebox cake featuring everything you enjoy about a banana split!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 tblsp. sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 9 graham crackers
  • 1 ripe banana sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple lightly drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup chocolate ice cream topping
  • 12-15 maraschino cherries

Instructions

  • Combine the sliced fresh strawberries with one tablespoon sugar and toss gently to combine. Allow the strawberries to sit for about 15 minutes.
  • While the strawberries sit, prepare the whipped cream. Beat the heavy cream with an electric mixer until it reaches the soft peak stage.
  • Add the remaining sugar and the vanilla and beat just until combined.

Assemble the cake in a 9×5 loaf pan or on a platter or serving dish. Make layers in this order:

  • Layer 1 – Place a small amount of the whipped cream on the bottom of the pan and top with three graham crackers; Top the graham crackers with the sliced banana. Top the bananas with 1/3 of the whipped cream.
  • Layer 2 – Three graham crackers, the sweetened, sliced strawberries, and 1/3 of the whipped cream.
  • Layer 3 – Three graham crackers, the lightly drained pineapple and the remaining 1/3 of the whipped cream.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, top with the chopped salted peanuts, caramel and chocolate ice cream toppings, and maraschino cherries.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 357kcal | Carbohydrates 41g | Protein 4g | Fat 21g | Saturated Fat 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat 8g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 52mg | Sodium 148mg | Fiber 3g | Sugar 28g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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25 Comments

  1. Vernell Heilbroun says:

    In your icebox Banana split cake, I like it because you don’t have to use raw eggs, like in the traditional Banana split cake. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    I’ve never made an icebox cake. This recipe makes me want to give it a go!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Hope you will give it a try, Brenda. I think you’ll like it!

  3. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Ice box pies were my favorite as a kid. I would always open the fridge and steal a few bites. I couldn’t resist! I love the banana split version.

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      There may have been a few nibbles stolen from this one. Just maybe :-)

  4. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    This cake look like it could turn any occasion into a party. How fun and colorful. I’m loving all the delicious layers. Pinning and hope to make this one day soon. Thanks, Lana.

  5. Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had an icebox cake but after seeing this one, I definitely want to try! They sound delicious and this one looks like a fun one to start with. :)

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      They’re a fun, old fashioned dessert, Erin. And so easy to make. No baking!

  6. Martha @ A Family Feast says:

    What a delicious and easy dessert! This is one of those recipes that the entire family will love!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Yes, all ages love this dessert, Martha. I mean, who doesn’t like a banana split, right?

  7. Cookin Canuck says:

    I have a feeling that the next time your grandkids come to visit, they are going to be begging for this cake. It looks wonderful, Lana!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I think I’ll surprise them, Dara. They’re going to love it!

  8. Gosh;, what a delicious looking dessert. Never had an Ice-box cake before. Shall make this for the family at Easter and surprise them.
    Thank you.
    Deirdre

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Hope they enjoy it, Deirdre.

  9. Paula - bell'alimento says:

    I could totally go with a slice of that right now with my cappuccino. It has bananas so it totally would work for breakfast yeah ; )

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Totally appropriate for breakfast!

  10. Well, I’m officially craving this sweet goodness! Yowzer… I’m definitely pinning this to my “Recipes to try” board. #nomnomnom

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I do hope you’ll give it a try, Kelly. It’s one of the easiest recipes in my collection.

  11. June Burns says:

    Mmm that sounds amazing! I’ve never made an icebox cake before but they sound delicious…will have to try it!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      They are delicious and so very easy!

  12. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    I need more ice box cakes in my life. This is gorgeous!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      You do, Ashley. And there are many, many types to choose from.

  13. I haven’t made an ice box cake in years! Your banana split version looks terrific—it would be perfect for Memorial Day!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      It would, Liz! It’s great all year round, but particularly appropriate for that occasion.