Bananasplit Layer Cake
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Ingredients Banana Cake Layers
- 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
- 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (173g) sour cream
- 3 tbsp (45ml) vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 large egg white
- 2 1/2 cups (325g) all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (240ml) mashed bananas (2-3 medium sized bananas)
- 1 1/2 cups (336g) salted butter
- 1 1/2 cups (284g) shortening
- 12 cups (1380g) powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup (60ml) water
- 1 tbsp (15ml) vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp (30ml) muddled strawberries
- Pink icing color, optional
- 2 tbsp (14g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped nuts, optional
- 3-4 strawberries, sliced
- Yellow icing color (I used a combination of lemon yellow and golden yellow)
Ingredients Chocolate Ganache
- 3 oz (86g) semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy whipping cream
- Ingredients Pink Ganache
- 9 oz bright pink candy melts
- 6-7 tbsp (90-105ml) heavy whipping cream
Ingredients Additional, optional for decoration
- Sliced banana
- Chopped nuts
- To make the cake:
- Grease three 8 inch round cake pans and preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on this step. Cream the butter for the full 3-4 minutes.
- Add vanilla, sour cream and vegetable oil and mix until well combined.
- Add eggs and egg white in two batches, mixing until well combined.
- Combine dry ingredients in another bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined.
- Add the mashed bananas and mix until well combined.
- Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Divide batter evenly between the cake pans and bake 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
- Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
- When the cakes are cool, make the frostings:
- Beat the butter and shortening together until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar in 3 batches, mixing until smooth between each. About half way through adding the powdered sugar, add the water and mix until smooth. Frosting will be fairly thick.
- Set aside 1 cup (240g) of frosting to make the chocolate frosting, then another cup (240g) of frosting to make the strawberry frosting.
- Add the vanilla extract to the remaining frosting and mix until smooth. Set aside.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of muddled strawberries to one of the cups of frosting and stir to combine. Add a little bit of pink icing color to the frosting to get a nice shade of pink, if desired. Set frosting aside.
- Add the cocoa powder to the remaining cup of frosting that had been set aside in step 3 and stir to combine. Add an additional 1-2 tsp of water to thin out the frosting a bit, if needed.
- To layer and frost the cake:
- Use a large serrated knife to remove the domes from the tops of the cake layers so that they are flat.
- Place the first layer of cake on your serving plate or on a cardboard cake circle.
- Place a layer of sliced bananas on top of the cake, then sprinkle the chopped nuts over the bananas.
- Spread the chocolate frosting into an even layer over the bananas and nuts.
- Add the second layer of cake on top of the chocolate frosting.
- Using some of the vanilla frosting, pipe a dam around the edge of the second layer of cake.
- Place a layer of sliced strawberries inside the dam, then fill in the dam with the strawberry frosting.
- Set aside 1 cup (240g) of vanilla frosting. It will remain white and be used on top of the cake later. Color the remaining frosting yellow.
- Frost the outside of the cake with the yellow frosting.
- To finish off the cake:
- To make the chocolate ganache, add the semi sweet chocolate chips to a small bowl.
- Heat the heavy whipped cream until it begins to boil, then pour it over the chocolate chips. Allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
- Use a spoon to place the ganache around the cake, drizzling it down the sides in several spots.
- Use an offset spatula to even out the top of the cake and smooth the ganache. Set the cake in the fridge to allow the ganache to set a bit while you make the pink ganache.
- To make the pink ganache, put the pink candy melts into a medium sized bowl.
- Heat 6 tbsp of heavy whipping cream until it begins to boil, then pour it over the candy melts. Allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. If it seems a bit thick, add another 1/2-1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. Note that the texture of this ganache will be a little different than the chocolate one because of the candy melts.
- Pour the pink ganache onto the top center of the cake, then use an offset spatula to spread it to the edges and over the sides.
- Allow the chocolate ganache to set up in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- Pipe the remaining white vanilla frosting into swirls on top of the cake. I used Ateco tip 844, but Wilton 2D or 1M would work as well.
- Top the frosting swirls with cherries, then add sliced bananas, some nut and sprinkles to the top of the cake.
- Refrigerate cake until ready to serve. Best served at room temperature. Cake is best for 2-3 days.