Let’s whip up a no-bake, delicious banana split cake to enjoy a filling and nourishing dessert recipe during this hot summer. This banana cake has a crust of graham crackers, followed by a layer of sweetened cream cheese, sliced bananas, crushed pineapples, whipped cream, and finally topped with delectable maraschino cherries on top.

Many believe that in 1919, The Spatula Soda Water Guide featured 25 banana split varieties. So, it originated in that year. However, there are historians that believe it was first created in 1904 by an optometrist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, David “Doc” Strickler. Be it 1919 or 1904, the recipe is still oozing people with its taste and texture! 

How to Make Delicious Banana Split Cake? 

Making banana split cake is very easy as there is no baking involved. It is basically a layered dessert where the first layer features a crunchy crust which is topped with a creamy cheese filling. Then fruits are lined along with whipped cream and juicy maraschino cherries and chopped pecans or peanuts.

If you are feeling lazy and still want to create something that can satiate your sweet tooth then this banana split cake is perfect for you. This cake has a unique flavor of fruits and can be perfect for a summertime treat. 

Layer the ingredients and get a light, airy dessert that is incredibly bursting with fruity flavors. 

Banana Split Cake
Banana Split Cake

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 25 minutes 

Chill time: 4 hours  

Servings: 12 slices 



  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • 4 bananas peeled and sliced
  • 2 20 ounce cans of crushed pineapple, well-drained
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts
  • 16 ounces of maraschino cherries drained
  • Fresh lemon juice or fruit fresh to coat bananas

Method to Prepare 

  • Take a large mixing bowl and add the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar to it. Give it a good stir until crumbs are entirely coated with butter. 
  • Then, evenly press the crust mixture into a baking pan. Slide the pan into the fridge or freezer to firm up while you work on the filling. 
  • Take another large mixing bowl and add cream cheese to it. Beat it with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. 
  • Add granulated sugar and vanilla extract and beat it once again until fully incorporated. 
  • Spread this cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the graham cracker crust. Then, add a layer of banana to the cream cheese mixture. 
  • Now, evenly layer drained crushed pineapple on top of the bananas, add dollops of whipped topping entirely over the crushed pineapple. 
  • Spread the whipping topping evenly on the edges of the pan. 
  • Then, layer the drained maraschino cherries to the top and sprinkle some chopped pecans. 
  • Loosely cover your baking dish with plastic wrap and slide it into the fridge for at least 4 hours to chill. 
  • Serve it cold and enjoy! 

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Final Words   

Are you looking for a no-bake dessert that you can make in a jiffy? If yes, then this banana split cake recipe will definitely help you. This recipe is simple and amazingly delicious. Just gather the ingredients and layer them one by one to create this delightful dessert effortlessly!