• Banana Split Icebox Cake Success!

    Posted on August 1, 2012 by kdrausin in Cooking.

    Thank you to The Girl Who Ate Everything for helping show Arielle and me how to make a yummy icebox cake. In case you missed it here’s our icebox cake failure.

    We didn’t give up. In fact we made two successful icebox cakes. Team whipped cream and team Cool Whip.

    Arielle and I are team Cool Whip while Eric’s team whipped cream. Kai is team – not going to touch anything fattening. Totally missing out on icebox cake goodness. Something strange happens to boys when they enter high school. My junk food, pizza loving son is counting calories and doing push-ups. I wonder why?


    • 1 box Graham Crackers
    • 3 Bananas or more
    • 1 (8 oz.) can Crushed pineapple without juice
    • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (3 oz.)
    • 1 cup Sour Cream
    • 1 container of Cool Whip (16 oz.) OR Make Your Own Whipped Cream
    • Extra Strawberries and bananas for topping

    Whipped Cream:

    Chocolate Sauce:

    • 1/4 cup Semi-Sweet chocolate bits
    • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream

    Both icebox cakes are delicious. The whipped cream cake stood a little taller and the Cool Whip cake was a brighter white. You can add as many bananas as you like. We used a total of four bananas including topping for each cake. The chocolate sauce is magnificent and super easy to make.


    Mix the Cool Whip (Or homemade whipped cream), sour cream, and pudding in a large bowl.

    Fold in the pineapple. You can either put all of the mixture in a ziplock bag, cut the end and pipe it onto the graham crackers or simply spoon it over the graham crackers. We tried to pipe it and made a huge mess!

    Place as many bananas as you like on top of the mixture and then add a layer of graham crackers. Repeat five times.

    Place the cake in the refrigerator for eight hours or overnight. We didn’t cover our cakes but The Girl Who Ate Everything suggests it. Our cakes still tasted great. Who knows… maybe they would have been even better.

    Cool Whip on top…

    Whipped cream on bottom.

    After eight hours. Cut the strawberries and bananas for the topping.

    Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream in the microwave for thirty seconds and add a 1/4 cup of chocolate bits. Let it sit for a minute.



    And you never had to turn on your oven. Yum!!! This cake reminded me of another one of my favorites. BTS or The Democratic Dessert.

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    Banana Spilt Icebox Cake

    Serves 8-10
    Prep time 30 minutes
    Cook time 24 hours
    Total time 24 hours, 30 minutes
    Allergy Milk
    Dietary Vegetarian
    Meal type Dessert
    Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
    Website Kd Rausin's Parenting with a dash of inspiration.



    • 1 box Graham Crackers
    • 1 carton Whipped Topping
    • 1 cup Sour Cream
    • 1 packet Vanilla instant pudding
    • 3 Bananas
    • 1 can Crushed Pineapple (8 oz. Drain the juice)

    Chocolate Sauce

    • 1/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
    • 1/4 cup Semi-sweet chocolate bits


    Step 1
    Icebox cake Cool Whip mixture
    Mix the whipped topping, pudding mix, and sour cream in a large bowl. Fold in the pineapple.
    Step 2
    Icebox cake Cool whip graham crackers
    Layer the graham crackers on a plate.
    Step 3
    icebox cake batter spread on crackers
    Spread the whipped topping mixture on the graham crackers.
    Step 4
    icebox cake whipped cream banana layers
    Add the bananas.
    Step 5
    icebox cake cool whip four layers
    Repeat the layers five times.
    Step 6
    icebox cakes in the fridg
    Refrigerate for eight hours or overnight.
    Step 7
    icebox cakes strawberries and bananas
    Prepare strawberries and bananas for topping.
    Chocolate Sauce
    Step 8
    icebox cake cream and choc
    Heat heavy cream in the microwave for thirty seconds. Pour in the chocolate bits and let it sit for a minute.
    Chocolate sauce
    Step 9
    icebox cake melted choc
    Step 10
    icebox cake  bananas and straw. on top cool whip
    Add the strawberries and banana topping.
    Step 11
    icebox cakes both completed
    Drizzle the chocolate sauce on top.


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