Mini Banana Split Cakes – And A Giveaway!

Can we all agree that it’s summer already? I don’t care what the calendar says. Summer solstice, shummer shmolshtice. Graduations are happening, temps are rising, and there’s been a suspicious number of popsicles consumed at my house already. (Also a lot of boring blog entries that talk about hot weather. Sorry—I am seriously such a wimp about the heat. Note to self: get new material.)

Anyhow, since it’s officially Unofficial Summer, let’s celebrate with this adorable, perfectly summery dessert: Mini Banana Split Cakes! Plus, there’s a fun giveaway at the bottom of the post—read on!

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When the good folks at Breyers contacted me and asked if I’d like to receive some ice cream topping samples and create a recipe for them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I used to make a larger version of this cake at one of the bakeries years ago, and it was always a bestseller. It’s easy to understand why—what’s not to love about moist banana cake topped with scoops of frosting and decorated to look like an ice cream sundae?

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For these mini cakes, I made this recipe even more indulgent by swirling caramel sauce into the banana cake batter before I baked it. The caramel flavor is subtle, but it adds a smooth, smoky sweet undertone that emphasizes the ice cream sundae connection even more.

For the buttercream, I used a meringue-based recipe full of both vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste, so it has a strong vanilla flavor that’s remarkably similar to vanilla ice cream! It handles beautifully, and if it weren’t for the fact that these “scoops” never melt, you would think the cakes were topped with actual ice cream instead of buttercream.

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I had a great selection of toppings to choose from: two kinds of chocolate sauce, caramel, three kinds of fruit toppings, and two kinds of sprinkles. It should surprise exactly none of you that, when faced with a tough decision like “which ice cream topping should I use?” I acted with bold decisiveness and said, “All of them. I shall use ALL OF THEM. Preferably all at once.” That is how you handle business like a boss.

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I knew I would like the chocolate toppings, and I knew that the caramel would be an awesome addition to the banana cake, but my favorite discovery turned out to be the fruit toppings! They’re actually quite tart and a great contrast to sweet ice cream (or in this case, frosting.) And they’re all made with real fruit and no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial color or preservatives—how nice is that? I’m planning on using them in a few other recipes, since they’d make a great jam replacement.

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This recipe makes enough for 8 mini cakes, so they’re perfect for summer dinner parties—I think it would be awesome to set up a toppings bar and give your guests a “decorate-your-own” mini banana split cake at the end of the evening. Or if you really love your children, maybe you could make this recipe with them and let them go crazy with the toppings—you know, once the novelty of summer has worn off and they’re sooooo bored at home.

Finally, I’m happy to report that Operation Eat Less Sweets (as described in my last post) is going swimmingly! In general I’m way more restrained around our constant parade of desserts, but rest assured I’m still doing the necessary tasting. (And if a few unnecessary bites sneak their way in there too, so be it.)  That’s why I can guarantee that this moist banana caramel cake, with vanilla bean buttercream and gobs of ice cream toppings pouring down the sides? Is fantastic. You should make it. Like, tonight. And you should win some free toppings to go along with it.

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Are you ready to get your sundae (or your banana split cake) on? You can visit Breyers Toppings and find a $1 off coupon to use for any Breyers topping of your choice! Additionally, they’re looking for Sundae Savvy Moms to receive free toppings and share their creative recipes online—if that sounds like something you’d love, click here to apply!

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But maybe you are the type who likes instant gratification, and you want some free ice cream and ice cream toppings now. Great news—I want to hook you up with all the goodies you see above! Here’s what you can win:

  • Hot Fudge Sauce (8oz squeezable pouch)
  • Chocolate Sauce (8oz squeezable pouch)
  • Caramel Sauce (8oz squeezable pouch)
  • Real Fruit Strawberry Topping (8.4 oz)
  • Real Fruit Cherry Topping (8.4 oz)
  • Real Fruit Mixed Berry Topping (8.4 oz)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (7.3 oz)
  • Chocolate Sprinkles (7.3 oz)
  • Coupon for the Breyer’s ice cream of your choice!

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations, Meghan! Thanks to all who entered!

The details:
- One entry per person
- Each comment will be assigned a number and a winner will be picked using the random number generator at random.org.
- The contest will run from Tuesday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 12, 11:59 pm Pacific time .
- I will contact the winner by email, so please make sure you leave a valid email address. The winner will have 24 hours to get back to me before a new winner is chosen.
- So sorry to my international friends, but this prize pack can only ship to the continental USA.

Good luck!

Mini Banana Split Cakes
yield: 8 miniature (3.5”) cakes

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Recipe Notes:  Instead of three small scoops, you can also use just one large ice cream scoop on top of each cake. Also, you’ll have copious banana cake scraps left over, and what you do with those stays behind kitchen doors. I’ve heard a rumor they’re delicious when mixed with frosting (maybe a cream cheese frosting?) and rolled into cake balls. Just saying.

For the Banana-Caramel Cake:
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (from 5-6 very ripe bananas)
8.75 oz (1 1/4 cup) granulated sugar
8.88 oz (1 1/4 cup) packed brown sugar
7 oz (1 cup) vegetable oil
4 large eggs, at room temperature
8 oz (1 cup) full-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
18 oz (4 cups) all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 oz caramel sauce

For the Vanilla Bean Buttercream:
9 egg whites, at room temperature
14 oz (2 cups) granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 lb butter, slightly softened to the touch but still cool—not greasy or warm
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (can substitute with an additional tbsp vanilla extract)

Assembly and Recommended Equipment
Fudge sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, and other assorted sundae toppings
3.5” round cutter (I have this set, this one is another option)
Cookie scoop
Small offset spatula
Cake turntable (optional, but makes decorating easier)
8 3.5” cardboard rounds to assemble the cakes on (can cut from larger cake rounds or other cardboard)

To Make the Banana-Caramel Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line a half-sheet pan (a rimmed 18×13 pan) with parchment paper and spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the banana and both sugars in the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix them together on medium speed until well-combined. Add the oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, and mix again until the batter is smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Turn the mixer to low and add the flour in a steady stream. When almost all of the flour streaks are gone, stop the mixer and finish by hand, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, and smooth it into an even layer. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top, and swirl it gently into the batter with a knife.

Bake the cake at 350 F for about 25 minutes, rotating halfway through the baking. The cake is done when it’s golden brown and puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.

To Make the Vanilla Bean Buttercream:
Combine the egg whites, granulated sugar, and salt in the bowl of a large stand mixer, and whisk them together. Choose a small saucepan that lets you fit the base of the stand mixer snugly into the top of the saucepan—this is your makeshift hot water bath. (Alternately, you can use a different bowl or an actual bain marie and then transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl once it’s heated.) Add an inch of water to the bottom of the saucepan, and bring the water to a simmer.

Place the mixing bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure that the bottom isn’t in contact with the water, and heat the egg white mixture. Whisk frequently so that the egg whites don’t cook. Continue to heat the whites until they are hot to the touch, and when you rub a bit between your fingers, you don’t feel any grittiness from the sugar. Once the whites are hot, transfer the mixing bowl to your mixer and fit it with a whisk attachment.

Beat the whites on high speed until they are white, shiny, opaque, and very voluminous, like a very stiff meringue. They should not be warm to the touch—feel the outside of the bowl, and make sure that it is around room temperature. Depending on your mixer and the temperature of your environment, this may take 10-20 minutes, or more.

Reduce the speed to medium-low and add the softened but cool butter in small chunks, a tablespoon at a time, making sure to wait in between additions. It may separate or look a little gloopy at this point—fear not. Once all of the butter is added, increase the speed again and whip until it comes together and is light and fluffy. If, after 5 minutes, it hasn’t come together, refrigerate the mixing bowl for 5-7 minutes, to cool the mixture down, and whip it again.

Once the butter is fluffy, add the vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste and mix until well-blended. The buttercream can be made in advance and kept at room temperature if you’re going to use it the same day, or refrigerated. If it’s been chilled, let it sit at room temperature until it softens, then re-whip it to get the fluffy texture back before you use it.

Assembly:
Once the cake is completely cool, cut out 16 3.5” circles from the cake. If your cutters are a bit smaller, you might be able to get 18 circles, but if you plan on assembling more than 8 cakes, you’ll need to either ration the frosting, or increase the frosting recipe a bit. Use the cookie scoop to scoop 24 balls of frosting into a separate bowl, and set aside for now. This will ensure that you have enough frosting for the ice cream decorations at the end.

Place a cake round on a cardboard circle. Top it with a few tablespoons of frosting, and spread it in an even layer out to the edges using an offset spatula. (Because there’s so much frosting on top of the cake, you’ll want to use a thin layer in the middle.) Top with another layer of cake. Cover the sides and top of the cake with a thin layer of frosting. Don’t worry about getting it too smooth, since most of the frosting will be covered by sprinkles or other toppings. Repeat until you have 8 miniature cakes assembled.

Use the cookie scoop to top each cake with three scoops of buttercream from the reserved bowl. Now for the fun part: decorating the cakes! Pour the sprinkles into shallow bowls or pie pans, and holding a cake in one hand over the bowl, press sprinkles into the side of the cake. Top the cakes with fudge sauce, caramel, fruit sauce, sprinkles, coconut, nuts, or any other toppings you want.

These cakes are best eaten soon after they are decorated, but they can be assembled in advanced and stored, undecorated, in the refrigerator for several days. Let the cakes come to room temperature before serving.

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Disclosure: This post and giveaway were sponsored by Breyers. I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains Amazon affiliate links. You can read more about my Affiliate and Advertising Policy here.

175 Responses to Mini Banana Split Cakes – And A Giveaway!
  1. Jane Johnson says:

    Have mercy, this looks amazing! I have always been a salted caramel sauce girl for my ice cream.mmmmmmm. Call me crazy, but chocolate ruins the caramel for me, it’s gotta be straight.

  2. Renee Richardson says:

    I love hot fudge sauce with salted peanuts and whipped topping. Thanks for the incredible giveaway and recipe :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  3. Marie says:

    Sprinkles! Every shape and color!!!

  4. Kelly D says:

    I like marshmallows, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and M&Ms on my sundae.

  5. Meghan says:

    I love chocolate, hot fudge, caramel, strawberries and whip cream. Yummy! Now I need an ice cream sundae!

  6. Oh my, are those ridiculously adorable! My kids would freak for those…. Happy summer to you!
    xo
    E

  7. rachel says:

    Hot Fudge, M&Ms, Whipped Cream and a dollop of marshmallow cream :)

  8. Daniela C. says:

    I love M&M and strawberries and cream ,and dipped in hot chocolate

  9. Cheryl bird says:

    Got to have hot fudge, sprinkles, almonds, whip cream, and a drizzle of Carmel sauce!!!!

  10. Erin says:

    My favorite is raspberries with roasted green chile. Maybe it is a New Mexico thing. Sweet/savory/ hot… yum!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Whaaaat! I’ve never tried roasted green chiles on a sundae but now I’m super curious! My parents are from the southwest and I know how awesome NM chiles are…now I think I need to try it!

  11. Pam Shammo says:

    I love hot caramel and whipped cream or peanut butter and chocolate combo sundae!

  12. Kerrie Grant says:

    Your cakes look amazing!
    Favorite toppings include peanut butter sauce and hot fudge.

  13. April says:

    I absolutely must have hot fudge & nuts!

  14. Mikelle says:

    I had a rum-flavored topping once. I really liked that.

  15. So I just realized after commenting on your post on G+ that it’s buttercream on top and not ice cream! You totally had me fooled! Still, you did a gorgeous job of assembling these cakes; they look like a little kid’s dream dessert :) I love the part about using all the toppings since you couldn’t decide on one!

  16. Terri says:

    My favorite is strawberry and hot fudge!

  17. Jill says:

    Those cakes are so cute – such a fun idea for a mini cake! I have a hard time choosing between caramel and hot fudge, so if I can, I get a turtle sundae so I can have both flavors together.

  18. Marcia Schiffman says:

    My favorite toppings are hot fudge, caramel, whip cream, and toasted coconut with a cherry on top! Now my teeth hurt! ;-)

  19. Caley says:

    Any fruit sundae is wonderful…but butterscotch would be my first non-fruit choice!

  20. Tamar says:

    I love sprinkles, caramel sauce, and hot fudge. That looks awesome.

  21. Jay P says:

    I like hot fudge with the ice cream on top of a brownie

  22. Margaret Smith says:

    Now I want ice cream after seeing this post. Your creations look delicious. My favorite toppings are walnuts, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry. I also sometimes like crushed pineapple.
    Thanks so much.

  23. I’m really a sucker for any topping! The other night by husband and I each had a bowl of ice cream. I opened up my baking cupboard and laid everything out on the counter. He laughed, but we both went crazy with the toppings!

  24. Linda Peavy says:

    totally amazing!!

  25. Maureen says:

    Hot caramel sauce and bananas and sprinkles and toffee.

  26. My favorite sundae is sliced bananas then a little bit of caramel. The bananas and caramel go in dish first then vanilla bean ice cream topped with caramel and a blend of chopped nuts and ground apple chips…I call it fruity surprise! So Yummy!

  27. Liz says:

    These little cakes look so moist and delicious! I love the added toppings too! There will be one happy winner that’s for sure – just not me – I’m your Canadian friend :)

  28. shannon Baas says:

    Mine is hot fudge.

  29. Amanda K. says:

    Hot chocolate sauce, nuts, and of course, a little more chocolate. I can’t help it sometimes.
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

  30. Cathy Truman says:

    I love caramel,cashews,hot fudge,whipped cream.

  31. Franchesca says:

    I’d have to say hot fudge. Those cakes look delicious and very detailed. You must be patient to make them and take pictures without wanting to just eat them.

  32. emily rios says:

    love this cake they look soo yummy… its a must try, too bad I don’t hav an oven, I know what kitchen doesn’t hav an oven, lol MINE jajaja anyways y love hot fudge lov it lov it lov it a reg nuts not salty,,,

  33. Ela says:

    I love hot fudge, caramel, dulce de leche, whipped cream, pecans and chopped chocolate bar, yum!

  34. Heather says:

    Caramel and fudge together are a match made in heaven – that’s my favorite!
    Totally adorable cakes. Super creative.

  35. Joanna says:

    Whipped cream, salted peanuts and hot fudge sauce! And lots of sprinkles of course. :)

  36. Joanna says:

    Whipped cream, salted peanuts and hot fudge sauce! And lots of sprinkles of course. :)

  37. Tari Lawson says:

    Oh my, these look yummy.

    My favorite icecream toppings are wet nuts and chocolate syrup.

  38. debbie says:

    hot fudge, strawberry, whipped cream and pecans.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  39. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite topping is hot fudge, but I love all toppings except sprinkles. I think they’re nasty LOL!

  40. lrg48 says:

    my favorite sundae topping is hot chocolate fudge!

  41. Joyce says:

    My all time favorite is hot fudge with chopped nuts

  42. Yashica says:

    My favorite sundae toppings are caramel, whipped cream, and of course a cherry on top ;-)

  43. Natalie says:

    I LOVE hot fudge & marshmallow cream! But one thing my sundaes can’t live without are rainbow sprinkles! Without rainbow sprinkles they aren’t sundaes!

    LOVEEEE Ice cream!

    Can’t wait to surprise my girls with this!

  44. Kim H says:

    OMG I NEED that icecream cake NOW!!! LOL!! :)

  45. Mary Calabrese says:

    I love hot fudge and hot caramel toppings.

  46. kristen m says:

    My favorite sundae toppings are butterscotch sauce and reeses pieces and rainbow sprinkles, yum!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  47. Tarah says:

    Caramel and strawberries…

  48. These look so freaking good! I adore hot fudge on my banana splits.

  49. Danielle Felice says:

    i like to have alittle ice cream with my rainbow sprinkles, yup i like to drown my ice cream in them

  50. McKim says:

    I like hot fudge and peanuts

  51. Jessica says:

    Such adorable cakes!
    My favorite toppings are whipped cream, peanuts, chocolate sauce & cherries…yum!

  52. Sabrina S says:

    These looks too good to eat

  53. diane says:

    hot fudge, whip cream, nuts and a cherry on top

  54. Caitlin says:

    Oh man, I think nuts and fudge have to be my favorites (with a cherry on top of course) of course adorable sprinkles and delicious strawberries never hurt either…

  55. Mandi says:

    A sundae just isn’t a sundae without a cherry on top! I also love hot fudge and marshmallow creme.

  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like caramel, fudge and marshmellow.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  57. I loooove marshmallow fluff!

  58. Alex says:

    Definitely hot fudge! Or perhaps homemade magic shell!!

  59. Cindy Schuerman says:

    I love hot fudge and caramel sauce and salty nuts and whipped cream. Yum!

  60. Amber says:

    Caramel sauce!

  61. Barb says:

    caramel ,nuts,and cherries!

  62. Well I’ll tell you what would be on my dream sundae- marshmallow sauce, brownies, salted caramel, whipped cream & a cherry :)

  63. Nikki says:

    caramel, peanutbutter cups and cherries

  64. Tracy L Davis says:

    Definitely sprinkles!!

  65. Shelby D says:

    I love marshmallow fluff, chocolate syrup, and lots of sprinkles. Super yummy!!

  66. Loan L. says:

    Goodness gracious, those look absolutely delish! I will definitely try these out as a Fourth of July treat (obviously gonna have to have multiple test runs first!).
    But anyways, my favorite topping would have to be lots & lots of maraschino cherries with hot fudge & caramel! Yum!

  67. Puukani Tiwanak says:

    I love putting coconut cream and some fresh kiwi, strawberry, or mango pieces on top of my sundae!

  68. Kyl Neusch says:

    hot fudge

  69. MelodyJ says:

    I like fruit, chocolate and whipped cream.

  70. Diane F says:

    I love hot fudge, crushed heath bar and whipped cream.

  71. Susan C says:

    I like chocolate, caramel, almond slivers and bananas.

  72. Sara says:

    I love toasted pecans!

  73. Patti Cummings says:

    I love sprinkling coconut!!

  74. Lara says:

    Gotta have brownies and oreos!

  75. Danielle T says:

    I love caramel and gummy bears for my toppings~

  76. Julie U says:

    fudge and fresh strawberries!

  77. Oh my! These cakes sound like pure decadence.

  78. Debbie W says:

    How adorable! My favorite topping is hot fudge. Nice and chocolaty and warm to slightly melt your ice cream. Yum!

  79. Dawn B says:

    Chocolate sauce and rainbow sprinkles to make it colorful!

  80. My favorite ice cream topping is either chocolate sauce (especially the kind that hardens a little) or fresh roasted berries!

  81. Joelle says:

    Hot fudge and peanut butter !

  82. Holly Moser says:

    I love strawberries on top of vanilla ice cream!

  83. Danguole says:

    Hot daaammmn, holy response, girlfriend! People sure do love ice cream.

    1–These are achingly beautiful. Like, tear.
    2–I totally did think that was real ice cream on top! Tricky genius!
    3–My immediate reaction to “fruit” ice cream toppings is nonononononoNO. But these actually intrigue me! Good work, Breyer’s.

  84. Jami says:

    I love hot fudge and almonds on my ice cream.

  85. Margaret says:

    I love grapes and granola over vanilla.

  86. Vera K says:

    My favorite toppings are strawberries and hot fudge.

  87. Crystal F says:

    I like hot fudge, the hard chocolate shell stuff and whipped cream. Yummy! thank you!

  88. Meg says:

    My favorite is definitely hot fudge..delicious!

  89. Jenny G says:

    Not sure I’ve met an ice cream topping that I don’t love! ;) If I had to choose, I’d say my top choices are mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and of course good old fashioned whipped cream! Yum!!

  90. gloria day says:

    I love chocolate sauce, strawberry, carmel, and butterscotch toppings. Then there is nuts and whipped cream, too! Ah, who am I kidding, I love any and all ice cream toppings :)

  91. Grace says:

    Cake looks awesome, what a great ideal. My favorite sundae toppings would be Caramel sauce with fresh strawberries :)

  92. STACEY says:

    Hot Fudge and sprinkles.

  93. Yummy! My favorite would have to be hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch and salted caramel. Really I like all toppings!!!

  94. Nikki says:

    This is a really unique and awesome idea!

    Ice cream sundae topped with hot fudge, fresh strawberries, chopped peanuts, whipped cream, and a cherry makes this dessert a tasty treat. :)

  95. Tina says:

    My favorite sundae topping is definitely anything chocolate. Chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, chocolate cookie crumbles, etc.

  96. Michelle E. says:

    Omg I love love LOVE banana splits! I’m going to try this next weekend for my anniversary!

  97. Brendan says:

    Oh jeez, those look delicious. I need to try that cake sometime, even just alone. Definitely gonna check out the rest of your blog too, seems like we have similar dessert tastes! Mmmm mmm~

    I prefer simple rainbow sprinkles on my sundaes, but they have to be the quality ones that are crunchy and sweet, not cheap and waxy. Hot fudge on vanilla ice cream is always welcome, though. I think I’m craving some right now!

  98. laura rahn says:

    Toppings choc. With peanut butter and peanut butter cups.

  99. Andrea says:

    I love hot fudge and strawberries :)

  100. deana c says:

    My favorite sundae toppings are peanut butter, hot fudge and melted marshmallows!

  101. David LaBau says:

    I must confess. I am an old fashioned hot fudge guy – unless there is a fresh raspberry sauce available.

  102. Ashley B says:

    Oh my, That looks amazing!!!
    My favorite toppings are:
    Bananas, Marshmallows, Pecans, Butterfinger Pieces, Graham Cracker Pieces. :D

  103. Lynne T. says:

    I love to top my ice cream with hot fudge, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles and of course a cherry on top.

  104. Honey Mommy says:

    I love coconut and slivered almonds on top of ice cream and almost anything else!

  105. Carolsue says:

    Strawberry topping with fresh strawberries, bananas and blueberries. Maybe some nuts, too.

  106. Shannon C says:

    Caramel is my favorite!

  107. Mary W says:

    Always love all the chocolate, nuts, and M&Ms! Sundaes with a crunch are always the best!

  108. diane Baum says:

    I love Saunders hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, broken orieos and a cherry on my ice cream.

  109. sf11 says:

    Hot fudge, brownie pieces, and sprinkles.

  110. s carter says:

    I like sliced bananas, cookie dough, caramel and whipped cream!

  111. Josie says:

    So cute! My daughter was born on my mother-in-law’s birthday, so I’m looking for a dessert appropriate for both of them. They share a summer birthday, so I thought banana splits would be a good idea. But my MIL *loves* banana bread. Banana split cakes will be perfect! I did see a few tips about pre-scooping ice cream, so maybe I’ll be able to put mini ice cream scoops on top instead of scoops of frosting.

    Thanks for this post!

    I like butterscotch as a sundae topping. :)

    • Elizabeth says:

      What a sweet idea! I think these would make adorable birthday cakes. (Or you could do one large one if you wanted to save yourself some decorating time.) I’d love to hear how it turns out if you give it a try!

  112. Stephanie L. says:

    That looks amazing! My fave topping is nuts.

  113. Ronni says:

    I loved this post!! I’m going to get more into your site cause, just from this post, you seem freaking awesome.

    As far as sundae toppings, I love so many things. It depends on the mood. Graham Crackers are tops! Chocolate sauce or caramel sauce, definitely. Oreo cookies. Well, any kind of cookie. Love love love.

  114. Nancy says:

    My toppings depend on the season. I love to have all kinds of fresh berries along with bananas and nuts in berry season. In the winter, I do hot chocolate, with bananas and nuts.

  115. Anna says:

    Hot fudge (absolutely required), nuts, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry or two.

  116. Robin says:

    On my sundae, I love hot fudge with whipped cream.

  117. Kurt says:

    I like hot fudge and fresh raspberries on my sundaes. I also like caramel at times.

  118. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite toppings are cherries, sprinkles and caramel sauce

  119. gregg deering says:

    I love hot fudge.

  120. My favorite toppings are a cherry on top, fudge, butterscotch and marshmallow.

  121. ky2here says:

    I like to pulse fresh cherries, strawberries and whatever citrus is lying around in my food processor and use that as toppings then add nuts (whatever I have handy).

    I’m hungry now and it’s your fault! LOL

  122. Kelly H. says:

    I like strawberry syrup, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

  123. Jewell says:

    Marshmallow cream and fruity pebbles!!

  124. Margaret says:

    Hot fudge, banana slices, whipped cream and a cherry!

  125. joni says:

    Hot Fudge, Peanuts, and cherrys, and sprinkles too.

  126. Susan Smith says:

    I love hot fudge, carmel sauce peanuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top

  127. I love a fresh pineapple sauce with chocolate chips and sliced almonds.

  128. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    this sounds so yummy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  129. Jennifer Reed says:

    I love sundaes with hot fudge, caramel, brownie pieces, peanuts, and whipped cream.

  130. Sonya says:

    I love hot fudge, caramel and toffee bits!

  131. Rebecca Peters says:

    My favorite topping is hot fudge, whipped cream and cherries!!!
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

  132. Kim Field says:

    I love vanilla ice cream with skor bits, chocolate & caramel sauce topped with gummy bears!

  133. Michelle Hill says:

    marshmallow and banana

  134. Breanne says:

    I like hot fudge

  135. Karrie Millheim says:

    My favorite toppings are hot fudge with nuts on top

  136. Sarah L says:

    I like caramel and marshmallow.
    Thanks for the contest.

  137. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite toppings are hot fudge, crushed walnuts, M&M candies, whipped cream and a big red cherry to top it off!

  138. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    Caramel and pineapples are my favorite toppings.Thanks!
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  139. Jennifer says:

    I’m boring…I just love Hot Fudge.

  140. Alicia says:

    What a neat idea! Definitely going to try out. Hmm, my favorite topping would have to be almonds or peanuts! The sweet and the salty is just the best (:

  141. joseph gersch jr says:

    i love oreo topping

  142. Karen Gonyea says:

    I’m a butterscotch and rainbow sprinkles type of girl :)

  143. carol says:

    hot fudge, coffee ice cream, whipped cream, walnuts, heaven!!

  144. Jennifer J says:

    I like strawberry ice cream with hot fudge and caramel sauce and lots and lots of rainbow sprinkles!

  145. You can never have too many toppings but in order to not get sick on a overload I tend to stick to the basics which I call of course Strawberry and hot fudge with a drizzle of caramel. Then top it off with whipped cream , nuts and a double dose of a cherry , Yum !

  146. Beth says:

    Give me Hot Caramel sundae ANY day! But I also love hot fudge over black raspberry ice cream with whipped cream topping (not the fake kind the real whipped CREAM) to me that is a little piece of heaven :)

  147. Colleen W says:

    My favorite ice cream topping is caramel.
    If caramel can be folded into the ice cream then it is super yumminess!!

  148. Wendy says:

    My favorite toppings are chocolate fudge with chopped up peanut butter cups. Sometimes a sprinkle of sea salt, and whipped cream.

  149. Tammy Howell says:

    I love chocolate toppings. Anything chocolate. Mmmmm I think I will go make me a sundae now. Yummy in the tummy.

  150. susan smoaks says:

    i like to put caramel and walnuts on my vanilla ice cream, that’s my favorite sundae!

  151. Christine says:

    My favorite topping is heath bar, caramel and whipped cream!

  152. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    hot fudge and rainbow sprinkles.

  153. Vikki Billings says:

    This looks so good! The toppings I love on my Sundae are, peanuts, cherry, whipped, hot fudge and caramel! Oh my goodness, now I want ice cream!

  154. Samantha says:

    My typical sundae includes chocolate ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, bananas, chocolate syrup, whip cream, cherries with some cherry juice! Yummy!

  155. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I love the hot fudge sauce on my hot fudge sundaes. Thanks for this contest!

  156. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… favorite sundae toppings are hot fudge topped with toasted almonds / vanilla ice cream !

  157. Kenny F says:

    My favorite is raspberries with roasted green chile.

  158. Sand says:

    I love hot fudge and hot caramel.

  159. Daniel Veley says:

    me and my wife buy nuts in bulk and chop them up

  160. Dawn Reid says:

    Hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream

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