Incredible! I'm not a fan of artificial banana flavoring, but I added the banana pudding to the batter as directed, then added about 10oz of crushed pineapple and sliced strawberries to it before baking in a 9x13 dish instead of layering. After it cooled over night in the fridge I mixed more crushed pineapple into the cool whip frosting and then spread cut up strawberries, bananas, cherries with stems for presentation and chocolate syrup on top. Would have LOVED to add nuts, but I'm the only fan in my new
I didn't grow up in a cake family but I made this twice in one week (once for a trial run and then for Mother's Day, for which it was intended) IT...IS...AWESOME! It's easy and beautiful. I baked the cake and mixed the strawberries for the filling but did not put it together until I got to my destination. It is incredibly moist. Since the recipe didn't specify, I used the large size of banana pudding. I'm sure the small would work fine also but in my notes I put to use a large. It held up in the fridge, completely put together, for five days as I was the only one home at the time to devour it. I'm thinking of maybe mixing some shredded coconut in with the cool whip for the frosting part next time just to see. My brother was loved it but didn't think a double layer would work for an office party and I think just using a 9X13 would be fine, it just won't have the filling. After the cake is baked and cooled put the sliced strawberries over it and then frost with whipped cream then add the hot fudge, nuts and cherries. It won't be as impressive but for a guy thing I think it would be VERY impressive! And yummy.
A huge success! Everyone loved it!
This cake was "FANTABULOUS"!! Delicious, moist, and gone in one evening. Will definitely be making this one over and over again.
This cake was really good. I made with the addition of 1 small can of pineapple mixed in with the strawberries and Cool Whip. I topped with pecans, cherries and hot fudge sauce. It was so moist and delicious! This is one cake you won't forget in a hurry! Thank you for sharing it with us Blue!
This cake is so moist the crumbs cling to your fork. The taste was heavenly, the best cake I have ever made. I will serve this again..it is so easy to make. Everyone raved about the cake.
We loved everything about this cake!! The banana pudding gave the cake itself a wonderful flavor, it baked up nice and deep, and the pineapple gave it that little extra something! I made it exactly as directed, and we enjoyed it very much. I did refrigerate it between frosting it with cool wip and adding the chocolate, then again right after adding the chocolate so it turned out absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for posting this little keeper, we will have it again :)