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No-Bake Banana Split Cake

This No-Bake Banana Split Cake isn’t really a cake. It’s more of a layered dessert with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese layer, fruit filling, pudding layer, and sundae toppings.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, no bake
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 349kcal
Cost: $13.28

Equipment

  • 13x9 baking dish
  • measuring cups
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • rolling pin or food processor
  • handheld mixer or Stand mixer
  • rubber scraper
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife

Ingredients

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10-12 full crackers)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted

CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounce tub thawed Cool Whip

FRUIT FILLING:

  • 3 large bananas sliced
  • 12 medium strawberries cleaned and sliced
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple drained well

PUDDING LAYER:

  • 2 (3.4-ounce boxes) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk

TOPPINGS:

  • 8 ounce tub thawed Cool Whip

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS (all optional):

  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce
  • 16 Maraschino cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

MAKE CRUST:

  • Spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Crush graham crackers in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor.
  • Add crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in ¼ cup sugar and melted butter and mix until well combined.
  • Press the crumbs into the prepared pan.
  • Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until set.

MAKE CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Fold in Cool Whip until smooth.

MAKE PUDDING:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth and slightly thickened.
  • Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes for the pudding to thicken.

ASSEMBLE:

  • Remove the pan from the freezer and spread the cream cheese layer evenly over the graham cracker crust.
  • Place sliced bananas on top of the cream cheese layer followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.
  • Spread the drained pineapple evenly over the fruit.
  • Spread pudding evenly over the bananas.
  • Top with a container of Cool Whip and spread into an even layer.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with additional toppings of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg