Banana Split Cake with Surprise Chocolate and Banana Frosting

Imagine a banana cake recipe with chocolate and banana filling inside, which will definitely  fill your mouth with a delightful combination of banana and chocolate flavors. For your next family dinner, use this banana spilt cake recipe filled with chocolate and banana frosting to surprise the guests.

Items needed for the cake:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – 1 cup
  • Cake flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Soft and unsalted butter – 15 teaspoons
  • Eggs – 4 large
  • Sour cream – ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Colorful sprinkles – 1 packet for garnishing

To prepare the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a deep bowl, take the butter and sugar and whisk them using a blender (at medium speed) until you get a fluffy mix.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, and whisk well after each addition until the sugar dissolves and the butter is well combined with the eggs.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder).
  • Add the dry ingredients in the egg-butter mix using a tablespoon. Whisk well after each addition.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and sour cream to the mix and combine well using a wooden ladle.
  • Pour the batter into a 9-inch greased baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • While the cake is being baked you can start making the banana frosting and chocolate frosting.

Items needed for banana frosting:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – ½ cup
  • Butter – 2 ¾ cups
  • Egg whites of 5 large eggs
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Yellow food coloring – 5-8 drops

To prepare the banana frosting:

In a double boiler, mix the egg whites and sugar and whisk them a little until the sugar dissolves.

  • Remove from the boiler and whisk the mix until it doubles in volume.
  • To this, add the softened butter and whisk some more until the mix becomes smooth.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. You can use banana essence in place of vanilla if you wish.
  • Combine all the ingredients well.
  • Add 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring and see if it gets the ‘banana’ color. You can add more coloring if you want the frosting to be more yellow.
  • Frosting can be made a few days in advance and stored in the fridge. However, make sure that you bring it to room temperature before using.

Items needed for chocolate frosting:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 cup
  • Sweet caramel sauce – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Confectioner’s sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

To prepare the chocolate frosting:

Mix the chocolate chips, caramel sauce, butter and sugar in a bowl and heat the mix on a low heat.

  • Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the chocolate frosting is ready to be used.

Assembling the cake:

  • Let the cake cool to room temperature before assembling.
  • Cut three horizontal layers out of the cake.
  • Place the bottom layer on the serving palate and apply banana frosting over it.
  • Place the middle layer on top of it and apply chocolate frosting over it.
  • Place the top layer and press slightly.
  • Use the rest of the banana frosting to cover all the sides of the cake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.
  • Let the cake set in the refrigerator before cutting into slices to serve.


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