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Banana Split Loaf Cake


A classic ice cream dessert, banana split, in a dense strawberry and banana pound cake top with a slightly sweet chocolate ganache and cherries.
Banana splits are all American classic dessert that has been around for over 110 years and it was invented by a pharmacist, not joking, in Pennsylvania.

It has vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream and strawberry ice between a split banana topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.
This has everything that is great about a banana split but you won't have to worry about the melting ice cream that can go all over the place.

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Banana Split Loaf Cake

Time
Prep: 15 minutes
Baking: 45 to 50 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
 

Ingredients 

Banana Split Loaf Cake
3 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter, softened
1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
1/2 cup Milk, lukewarm
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
4 to 5 ripened Bananas, depending on the size
2 cups Fresh Strawberries, cleaned and chopped

Chocolate Ganache
4 ounces Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate, I used both
1/2 cup Heavy Cream or heavy whipping cream
Pinch of Fine Sea Salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and lightly flour loaf pans. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar for 3 to 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Scrap the sides. Add vanilla extract and eggs one at a time.
3. In a separate bowl, mash bananas and add into butter-sugar mixture. Add lukewarm milk this mix just until incorporated. Reserve 1/4 of flour and toss the strawberry in the flour. Fold in strawberries then add to prep pans.
4. Bake in oven to 45 to 50 minutes, or when a toothpick comes clean. If they topped start to brown fast, tent with aluminum foil.
5. Let the cakes for 15 minutes in the pan then tip over onto a wired rack to cool completely.
6. While the cake is cooling, bring heavy cream to a slight boil. Pour hot cream over chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk until fully incorporated. Let cool for 10 before pouring or spreading over the cooled cake. Let ganache set before consuming or storing, in a cool place for until for a week.

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Comments

  1. The loaf cake sounds so yummy. I would love to make one to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Sounds really yummy! My mouth watered just seeing the pictures of this recipe. :) All your recipes that I've read so far seem really good. Yum! :)

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  3. Wow pharmacist invented banana splits!!!
    Adds so much more value to this.

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  4. this looks so tasty. thanks for sharing your recipe

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  5. Oh my goodness this loaf looks like heaven on a plate! One of my favorite desserts in bread form, covered in chocolate? YES PLEASE

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  6. This dessert is so fun and unique I love it! :)

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  7. yum!! This looks delicious!! Definitely going to try it :)

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  8. This looks sooo yummy! I love a good classic banana split. I would never have thought to put it into cake form. I'll have to give it a try.

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  9. This will be a great recipe to make this weekend with the strawberries we are picking!! Can't wait!

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  10. The chocolate ganache on top makes it look so good. Yummy! :)

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  11. This sounds like a great recipe. I love cakes :)

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  12. That loaf looks absolutely delicious! I was reading through your ingredient list and I am happy I have everything I need to make this Banana Split Loaf Cake. The chocolate ganache made it every more mouth watering!

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  13. Oh wow, this is such an awesome twist to an otherwise plain banana loaf. I have to try this!!! :)

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  14. I honestly do not like bananas, but this looks so good that I might just try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe so that I can pin it for later.
    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com

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  15. Oh my goodness, this cake looks delicious. I haven't had a banana split in a very long time.

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  16. I've never heard of something so delicious. That chocolate on top made my mouth water. It looks amazing and sweet!

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  17. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  18. You had me at banana. This looks so delicious and a really lovely recipe to follow. Definitely one for me to try sometime. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  19. This looks delicious! i love the idea of adding the glaze on top!

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  20. Mmmmmm this looks and sounds delicious! I love banana bread anyway, but this sounds even tastier! x

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  21. Wow I'm salivating at all the pictures. Thanks for sharing thie recipe - can't wait to try

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  22. You had me splitting for real lol. I love the fact that you are using fresh fruits in this recipe. I am more drained to recipes with fresh ingredients.

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  23. Bananas taste so delicious in baked goods! I need to try this recipe

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  24. Fine cakes I would say. I even had to think about cancelling my usual tea time treats in exchange for making these. Easy instructions, I can imagine doing them in the back of my mind. Thanks for the recipe! My favorite part there is going to be pouring the cream, hah.

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  25. This looks so yummm! Banana and Strawberry are my favorite anything out of them have to be mouthwatering!

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  26. What a lovely, yummy, twist on a classic. I am looking forward to giving it a try.

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  27. That looks delicious! Such a creative way to update a classic dessert treat!

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  28. This looks so delicious! I love the idea of an ice cream dish as another type of dessert!

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  29. This looks amazing!! I'm obsessed with banana split so I can't wait to try this!

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  30. Wow...That looks amazing. I really wish i was not on a diet right now.

    Mike Reid

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  31. This banana loaf cake looks so yummy. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Your so creative! My grandma might like this!

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  33. I had no idea that banana splits were invented in PA. Yay for my home state- contributing another classic :-) Your cake looks like a perfect take on this dessert. Yum!

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  34. This sounds so amazing!! And with strawberries being in season, this will be great to make!

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  35. This looks sooo delicious! I would have to try it out! I’ve been trying to make use of the kitchen a lot more (the kitchen doesn’t like this girl for some reason) and i would loooove to try this!

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  36. Omg what a genius idea, I'm so making this!

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  37. This looks so good! Like next level banana bread! Yum!

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  38. My husband is going to be begging me to make this once I show him!

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  39. That looks so good! I have most of the ingredients in my cabinet i'm going to have to make it this weekend!

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  40. That looks amazing, holy wow!!

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  41. My dad absolutely love banana bread so this would be a great recipe to make for him whenever I go back to Texas for the holidays this year!

    I'll definitely revisit this! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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  42. This looks decadent. The chocolate on top makes me drool.

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  43. I always love your recipes. This looks so good, the glaze on top looks so delicious. Thanks!

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  44. This looks absolutely delicious. You share the most amazing recipes. I'll definitely try this one out with my boys because it looks really easy to make. Thanks x

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  45. this is gorgeous! i'm a total banana split fan, so going to have to try this!

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  46. This looks absolutely amazing, I need to pin it for later but I really want make it this weekend for a treat!

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  47. OMG... this sounds absolutely amazing. This is a recipe that my mom and I will have to try.

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  48. Bananas are one of my favourite fruit. I'd love to bake this cake as it looks truly delicious. :)

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  49. I absolutely love banana bread in any form. It reminds me of growing up because my mom would make us the best homemade banana bread and the smell would fill the kitchen. This is like banana bread on a whole different level of comfort food, haha. It looks AMAZING!

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  50. This looks so yummy! It puts a delicious twist on a classic! xo - Kam

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  51. Oh my gosh this sounds so yummy! What a fun twist on a banana split!

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