Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every week to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.
Sure, you could eat a banana split in the usual way. Or, you could cake—er, shake—things up and serve it as a cake. And judging by the title of the recipe, I think you can probably tell which method I am going to suggest.
Banana Split Ice Cream Cake is a wonderful way to enjoy all of the classic flavors of a banana split, but in ice cream cake form. Plus, assembling the ice cream with dividing levels of crumbled chocolate cake or cookies and a layer of banana slices makes for a pretty presentation. The dessert is assembled and then frozen, which allows the flavors to meld and lends a nice banana tone to the whole dessert once you're ready to eat it.
Of course, while topping it with hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry isn't necessary, it's highly suggested. Why stop at simple pleasure when you can experience pleasure overload?
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About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.