Cool And Refreshing Sweet Treats For Warm Summer Evenings

June 23, 2013

On warm summer evenings, you do not want to be slaving over hot ovens and passing time cooking up desserts for your dinner parties, birthday parties or even easy potluck parties. Moreover, summers tire us more and you really don’t want to do any demanding cooking. Many of us love eating sweet pastries and puddings or bake your own banana cake recipe with your children. To help, here's a savory banana split cake recipe you can prepare in no time and enjoy with everybody.

What you'll need:

- Graham crackers – 32

- Melted butter – 1/2 cup

- Sugar – 1/4 cup

For the filling:

- Slid butter – 1/2 cup

- Confectioner’s sugar – 2 cups

- Milk – 1 large spoon

- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

- Large ripe bananas – 3

- Pineapple – 2 cans

- Strawberries – 2 kgs

For the topping:

- Heavy whipping cream – 2 cups

- Confectioner’s sugar – 2 cups

- Cut walnuts – 1 1/2 cups

Method:

In a mixer, mix the graham crackers to get fine crumbs.

Take the crumbs in a mixer bowl and add sugar to it. Mix well.

Pour in the softened butter and mix well to get a crumbly mix.

Take a 13 x 9 in. baking dish and line the mix in the dish.

Press using your fingers to get an even thickness lining along the sides of the dish.

Heat the stove to 350F.

Bake the graham cracker lining in the stove for 5-8 minutes.

Remove from the cooker and let the lining cool.

Meanwhile, drain the pineapples and crush them.

Cut the bananas in 1/4 inch thick rounds.

Finely slice the strawberries and put aside.

Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl using an electrical blender.

Once smooth, add the vanilla and milk to the mix and blend well.

Spread the filling over the baked and cooled crust to fill the dish.

Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the filling set a bit.

Top with crushed pineapple.

Decorate using cut bananas and strawberries in a circular fashion on top.

In a bowl, take the heavy whipping cream and whip till you get soft peaks.

Add the confectioner’s sugar and whip some more till you get stiff tops.

Cover the fruits with whipped cream from all sides. You can make as thick a layer as you would like or you can even have two alternate layers of fruits and cream.

Spatter the sliced walnuts on the top.

Chill in the fridge for roughly 4-5 hours before serving.

You can substitute graham crackers for Oreo cookies or vanilla wafers, or even use an almond flour crust.

In case fresh strawberries are not available, you can use a strawberry glaze.

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