food

Banana Split Cake

Can't seem to finish your banana split before it melts? Why not try a decadent banana split cake instead?

food

Banana Split Cake

Can't seem to finish your banana split before it melts? Why not try a decadent banana split cake instead?

Ingredients

Banana Split Cake

  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • Vanilla extract as needed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dulce de leche
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • Chocolate sauce

Mousse

  • 2 bananas
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1/4 teaspoons flavorless gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water

Steps

Banana Split Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a springform pan with butter.
  2. In a large glass bowl over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat and add eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, then add the baking soda and salt. Stir to combine, then pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes, then allow to cool.
  5. Add a layer of dulce de leche on top of the cake and use a spatula to spread evenly.
  6. Pour the banana mixture on top, then place the cake in the refrigerator to set.
  7. Remove from fridge and top with sliced bananas and chocolate sauce.

Mousse

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas, then add the lemon juice, egg yolks and sugar. Mix to combine, then add the heavy cream and stir until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin with cold water until gelatin is dissolved. Add a small amount of the banana mixture to the gelatin and stir before pouring the contents into the larger bowl.