No Bake Banana Split Cake With Cream Cheese – No Eggs

by Sherry Riter in Cake,Cooking  ,Dessert,Food,Fruit,Recipe

Mom gave me a recipe a long time ago called “Banana Split Cake” and it is totally delicious. There is only one drawback to the recipe – there are three raw eggs in it and I do not eat raw eggs any more. That meant a little tweaking was required in order to enjoy the Banana Split Cake again and this is one version that uses cream cheese and no eggs. Alyssa was not very happy since she does not like cream cheese, so if you are like her, I have another version of this recipe that I will show you in the not too distant future. Until then, here is a very easy, quick and delicious recipe for my No Bake Banana Split Cake With Cream Cheese and No Eggs.


No Bake Banana Split Cake With Cream Cheese – No Eggs

Smoosh the Vanilla Wafer Cookies into crumbs.
Maybe “smoosh” is not the word I should use,
but I like that word.


Melt the butter


and pour it into the cookie crumbs that you smooshed.


Mix the butter and crumbs
and then flatten them in the pan
creating the bottom crust.


In another bowl add the sugar,


softened cream cheese,


and vanilla.


Beat until fluffy.


Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.


Fold from the side, to the bottom,


and with a twist back over to the top.
Do not stir! Just fold the mixture.


Reserve 2 cups of this mixture,
but spread the rest on top of the cookie crumbs


Sprinkle the drained pineapple over the mixture
creating the next layer.


Slice the ripe bananas.
Even if you do not eat bananas that have polka dots
of brown, these bananas are the sweetest.
Use the sweet banana in this recipe.
It just tastes better.


Slice the bananas and lay them on top of the pineapple.
Pat them down with your hand to create a firm layer.


Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the bananas.
Yes, you do see pieces of pineapple mixed into this layer.
It was an accident.
Do not ask me how it happened.
No, I am not telling you.


Sprinkle with chopped nuts.


Neatly arrange the maraschino cherries on top
and nestled amongst the nuts.


Refrigerate for 6 hours,
I would show you how a bite would look,
but my camera apparently has a full memory
and will not let me take another picture.
Since I did not think I would take 9,999 pictures so quickly,
I have not read how to delete them.
Sooooo, no room for a picture of me eating the Banana Split Cake.
How can I tempt you to the edge of sanity?!!!
I may just take a picture after I figure out my camera
and add it to this post later.

No Bake Banana Split Cake with Cream Cheese- No Eggs


2 cups Vanilla Wafer cookie crumbs
1/4 cup (1 stick butter), melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping
1 can crushed pineapple, drained well
4 bananas, ripened and sliced
1 cup chopped pecans
1 jar maraschino cherries


Mix cookie crumbs and melted butter. Spread and pack down on the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Fold in Cool Whip. Reserve 2 cups of this mixture and set aside.

Spread the remaining mixture over top of cookie crumbs. Sprinkle the pineapple over the mixture. Spread sliced bananas over the pineapple layer. Cover the bananas with the 2 cups of reserved cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. Arrange cherries 2 inches apart on top.

Chill for 6 hours. Keep refrigerated until served.

Good luck eating just a small piece and not going back for seconds.


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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paula July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

Havnt made it yet, but it sounds like my new banana fave! And I so much love spotty bananas ;-)))


2 PJ July 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Sounds heavenly, but I don't care for cream cheese. LOL! God Bless,


3 Lori July 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

This looks too good not to try. After my move, a homemade dessert will be very welcome by my family. 🙂


4 Jolynn's Hobby Shop July 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm

That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing recipe might have try it out =)


5 Joan July 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

OMG! There is just so much willpower a woman can have! Your No Bake Banana Split Cake with Cream Cheese – No Eggs looks absolutely delicious! The problem is: How can you eat only one slice? 🙂


6 Beth in NC July 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

That looks WAY TOO GOOD!!!! Thanks for sharing!



7 Valentina@baby quilts August 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm

That looks yummy and easy to make too. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing.


8 Bev September 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I am here, gathering the recipe, already got the ingredients. Red's Banana Split Cake is going to a family reunion with me tomorrow!


9 Heather April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This looks great can’t wait to make it for Easter Dinner on Sunday! Thanks!


10 The Redhead Riter April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I’m so glad you are going to try the recipe Heather! Let me know how it turns out!!! I’m SURE it will be a big hit. The only problem is people will eat too much!!! LOL


11 BRITTANEY April 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm



12 The Redhead Riter April 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm


I don’t think I would like the candy nut in place of fresh pecans. The candy nut would be heavy compared to the light dessert. I’m glad you are trying it for Easter. Good luck practicing self-control and not eating too much LOL


13 BRITTANEY April 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm



14 heather April 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

this was the best cake i ever had in my life u was right it was gone in a hour


15 The Redhead Riter April 17, 2012 at 1:18 am

LOL Heather, I KNEW you would love it! This cake is DIVINE!!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’m so glad I was able to make it just as yummy without the raw eggs. Now I have no qualms about making it.


16 Debbie December 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I found this recipe and me my 5 yr old granddaughter made it today..waiting..waiting AND waiting for time to eat it..taste delish from what was on my finger & my granddaughter Ashley said it was yummmm..she got the spoons taken care of by licking them clean


17 Sherry Riter December 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

😉 Alyssa and I have licked the spoons cleaned too many times LOL I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the recipe.


18 Debbie December 17, 2012 at 12:12 am

Cake was a hit with the whole family..everyone enjoyed it..still have a little left trying to save a taste for tomorrow I found your site


19 Sherry Riter December 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

😀 I’m so glad you all enjoyed it. I knew you would because this recipe is just SO DELICIOUS! All I have to do is see the picture and I swear I can smell it! LOL


20 Tawona December 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

My mom and aunts use to make this every holiday except they used graham crackers instead of vanilla wafers. Yummy!


21 Sherry Riter December 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

😀 Very yummy!


22 Sondra Fowler January 19, 2013 at 12:31 am

Hi. I was trying to send a friend mine the recipe for Banana Split cake, when I thought I would try finding it on the internet, and it came up with you. Thank you so much! This is wonderful, as I am afraid of the raw eggs in mine. I would like to say that mine also has the graham cracker crust (2 cups graham cracker crumbs mixed with 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine., pressed in bottom of pan. Also, nobody says anything about sliced strawberries (which I think should be in there!).
I would like to recommend freezing any leftovers, as one time I had half a pan left and just put foil over it and stuck it in the freezer. Two months later got it out ( I thought to throw away) and it was intact and still wonderful.


23 Sherry Riter January 19, 2013 at 12:42 am

Strawberries sound yummy, but they are kind of extra juicy, so I’m not sure how they would hold up.

I’m so glad y ou found me, Sondra. Yes, it tastes great if you eat it frozen instead of thawing it out. I love it that way!

Visit any time! 🙂


24 Kaz @ Melting Moments February 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Oh my goodness. My mouth is watering looking at this. I love your step by step photos! Great blog!


25 Sherry Riter February 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Thank you! Did you wipe off your drool? 😉


26 Brenda February 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

Your cake caught my eye at the Craft, Create & Inspire Linky Party … looks delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Pinning!

Have a terrific weekend!


27 Sherry Riter February 23, 2013 at 10:27 am

Thank you Brenda! It is soooooooooooo yummy!


28 Lanaya @ Raising Reagan February 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Pretty sure you made every person that loves a banana splits day!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo


29 Sherry Riter February 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

LOL I’m so glad you liked it! I think this recipe is such a cheerful and happy looking dish. I won’t even tell you how good it is because you may drool on my blog. LOL


30 Leslie February 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm

This sounds and looks amazing. Yum!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!


31 Sherry Riter February 26, 2013 at 12:10 am

My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!


32 Carrie from Carrie This Home February 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

This really looks good! I love that it’s no bake and no eggs! Stopping by from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Thanks for linking this up!


33 Sherry Riter March 1, 2013 at 7:45 am

I’m glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by Carrie!


34 Lee April 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

My mom made this all the time. She used the graham crackers also, and she drizzled hershey syrup on top. I think once she added a little peanut butter to the cream cheese also just cause I love peanut butter, she used the chunky kind. OH and great save on putting the whip topping before the bananas, LOL


35 Lee April 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

also because the pineapple is so runny we drained it good then poured it out on paper towels to remove more of the liquid from it


36 Sherry Riter April 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

That’s definitely draining it well! 😀


37 Sherry Riter April 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

It is truly such a yummy and refreshing dessert. Adding chocolate on top – I mean, how can you go wrong with chocolate? LOL Glad you enjoyed the post.


38 Ken Sellards October 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Looks Yummy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! <3


39 Sherry Riter October 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm

You’re welcome! It IS waaaay yummy!!!


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