I love lemon cakes, pies, cookies, etc. This cake is the best! It comes from Cook's Illustrated Magazine, Mar/Apr 07 edition. As always, they area very precise with their directions, so they might be long, but don't be put off by that. The filling can be made a day ahead, it does get a little stiff, just stir it to loosen it up a bit. Chill leftovers.
I haven't tried this recipe yet. I love sandwiches and lasagna. I plan to use my homemade spaghetti meat sauce that I make in large quantities and freeze and omit the jarred sauce (yuck), garlic powder, and italian seasoning.
I have a recipe-a-day calendar and this was December 16th's recipe. It seems so simple. It would be even simpler if you substituted cool whip for the whipped cream. I have not made this yet, but I plan to. I'm guessing at preparation times.
This is different from most of the Banana Split Cakes I have seen on Zaar. I am not too fond of the one made with pudding, pineapple, etc. This is an actual banana cake with a chocolate ring of cake inside, almost pound cake in consistency. It is served with Strawberry Sauce. The recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens All Time Favorite Cake and Cookie Recipes, circa 1980.