Banana Split Layer Cake

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Do you enjoy baking amazing cake recipes? Check out this delicious Banana Split Layer Cake. If you are a fan of the banana split, or someone you know is, this would be one of the best cake recipes to make and try out. This banana split layer cake recipe will be sure to impress everyone when you make it, and no one will be able to resist trying a piece. Whoever tries this cake will totally be reminded of their childhood, eating a banana split as a treat on a hot day in the summer time. Since the banana split has been such a popular dessert in America, most of us can perhaps recall enjoying a banana split at least once while growing up. The banana split was like the dessert of all desserts at the ice cream shop and was something that people could share if it were too much to take on for one person. The dessert includes ripe banana split in half, hence the name banana split, and is then topped with different flavors of ice cream, usually chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Then the dessert is drizzled with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, usually some peanuts and sprinkles and of course, the whipped cream and a cherry on top. You can't forget the sweet, juicy maraschino cherries on a banana split.

The banana split was first introduced by a man named David Evans Strickler who was only 23 years old when he came up with the idea for the banana split. For a mere ten cents, could buy you a banana split back in the year of 1904, which was the year that the dessert was created. David worked as a pharmacist at a pharmacy called Tassel Pharmacy located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Before household refrigerators came along, ice cream was kept cool in a soda fountain in the pharmacy. People believed that mineral sodas provided health benefits, so the soda fountains became popular items to have in a pharmacy. There were no recorded or verified health benefits of soda, but it made people happy, so they kept them around. In the 1950s soda started to be packaged into glass bottles for convenience, so that people didn't have to sit in the soda shop or pharmacy while they enjoyed their sodas, they could take them anywhere. So the soda fountains became less popular, but ice cream remained, and people continued to serve ice cream sundaes and banana splits for people to enjoy.

Nutrition Facts for:Banana Split Layer Cake from Life Love and Sugar

Ingredients: Sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, bananas, shortening, powdered sugar, water, strawberries, cocoa powder, nuts, chocolate chips, whipping cream.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 14 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 1170, Calories from Fat 555, Total Fat 61.7g 95%, Saturated Fat 29.5g 148%, Cholesterol 127mg 42%, Sodium 422mg , Carbohydrates 154.9g 52%, Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%, Sugars 130.5g, Protein 5.8g, Vitamin A 22%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 7%, Iron 12%

Just the appearance of this cake is enough to entice the dessert lover. All of the amazing layers of color and texture not only make this cake delicious but beautiful to look at as well. When you are looking to bake cakes for birthday parties, you want to find the best cake recipes that are original and unique, and this cake recipe is nothing short os amazing. Thank you to Lindsay for this awesome banana split layer cake and all of the other amazing cake recipes she offers on her Life Love and Sugar website.***

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