Banana Split Dump Cake has all the flavors of a banana split. Enjoy your favorite banana split toppings in this easy to make recipe.

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Banana Split Dump Cake Recipe

This super moist dump cake is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. From the strawberries and pineapple to the whipped cream, chocolate and more, this is an instant crowd pleaser.

Once you make banana split in cake form, everyone will ask for it again and again. The rich layers taste amazing and it comes together fast and easy. We absolutely love this recipe.

More fun desserts to try include No Bake Banana Split Cake Recipe, Melted Ice Cream Cake and Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe.

Why do they call it dump cake?

This type of cake is called a dump cake because you simple toss the ingredients into the dish. You are dumping ingredients into a baking dish without any mixing required.

It is such an easy type of recipe without any particular technique needed. You don’t need any special skills or gadgets to make a dump cake. Just toss and go.

Anyone can make this.

Ingredients for Banana split dump cake.

Ingredients: 

  • Strawberry Pie Filling
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • White Cake Mix 
  • Butter, cut into pieces 
  • Chopped Walnuts 
  • Sliced Bananas (for topping) 
  • Chocolate Syrup  (for topping) 
  • Vanilla Ice Cream  (for topping) 
  • Whipped Topping  (for topping) 
  • Maraschino Cherries (for topping)
  • Sprinkles  (for topping) 

How to make a banana split dump cake

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350. While the oven is warming up, you can prepare the cake.
  • Step 2 – Add the pie filling and fruit. Spread the strawberry pie filling into the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan.  Then top it with the can of crushed pineapple. 
  • Step 3 – Sprinkle the cake mix evenly on top. Slice the butter into small pieces and put the butter pats evenly on top of the cake. Try to cover as much of the top of the cake as possible. 
  • Step 4 – Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top of the cake is browned and the cake is bubbly. 
Process photos of ingredients in baking dish.
  • Step 5 – Serve and enjoy. Serve warm topped with the sliced bananas, chocolate syrup, ice cream, whipped topping, cherries and sprinkles.  Enjoy! 
Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

Do dump cakes need to be refrigerated?

Banana split dump cake can be left at room temperature up to 5 days. It does not need to be refrigerated.

However, if you live in a humid area, it is best to refrigerate the cake.

How to store

Cover the cake with plastic wrap. Store the leftover cake covered at room temperature for up to 3-5 days.  If you live in a humid area, refrigerate the leftovers.

The cake can be frozen but only the plain cake without any toppings. If freezing, wrap in plastic wrap and foil.

Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge when ready to serve.

Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

Can you make this cake in advance?

This recipe can be made up to 2 days in advance. Just put the cake in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Do not add any of the toppings in advance though. You do not want it to get soggy.

Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

Topping ideas

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Wet Walnuts 
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Chocolate Syrup 
  • Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • Whipped Topping 
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Sprinkles 
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

The options are endless and you can add any of your favorite banana split toppings. You can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side when you serve this delicious cake. It will taste amazing with the cake and all of the toppings.

Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

Recipe tips

  • Cold Butter. Make sure that the butter is cold as it’s easier to cut into slices when it’s cold. 
  • Cake Mix. White cake mix results in the most traditional banana split flavors but you can use any type you prefer. Some ideas include: yellow, chocolate or strawberry cake mix.
  • Pudding mix. Buy a cake mix that does not have pudding mix for best results.
  • Gluten free. Substitute a gluten free cake mix in this recipe if you have special dietary needs.
  • Topping. Wait to add the toppings until ready to serve so it does not get soggy. We prefer to top each serving with toppings. You can even set out bowls of each topping and let everyone add their favorites.
  • Pie Filling. We used store bought pie filling but feel free to make your own.
  • Pineapple. Crushed pineapple is our preferred texture because it consists of fine pieces and combines easily with the pie filling. However, you can use pineapple chunks or tidbits if you like larger pieces.
  • 9×13 baking dish. This size is best for the recipe. We do not recommend using a different size. The 9×13 pan gives it the perfect amount of thickness and results in the best texture.
  • Oven temperatures. Keep a close eye on the cake as oven temperatures do vary.
  • Keep the bananas from browning. You can drizzle lemon juice on top of the banana slices to prevent them from browning. Just add a little bit so they are not too tart.
Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

This is the best cake.

If you enjoy ordering a banana split cake, this is a must try dessert. You will love enjoying the tasty flavors of your favorite ice cream treat in this dump cake.

The cake is moist and the toppings are amazing. Everyone will love adding all of their favorite toppings for the best dessert. Plus, it looks so pretty with the sprinkles and other toppings.

Make this for your next potluck, holiday or get together. This cake does not disappoint.

Banana split dump cake in a bowl.

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Banana Split Dump Cake

4.45 from 9 votes
Banana Split Dump Cake has all the flavors of a banana split. Enjoy your favorite banana split toppings in this easy to make recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 320

Ingredients

  • 1 can Strawberry Pie Filling 21 oz
  • 1 can crushed Pineapple 20 oz
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • Sliced Bananas for topping
  • Chocolate Syrup for topping
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for topping
  • Whipped Topping for topping
  • Maraschino Cherries for topping
  • Sprinkles for topping
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the strawberry pie filling into the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan.  Then top it with the can of crushed pineapple.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix evenly on top and then slice the butter into small pieces and put the butter pats evenly on top of the cake. Try to cover as much of the top of the cake as possible.
  • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top and bake for 40-45 minutes until the top of the cake is browned and the cake is bubbly.
  • Serve warm topped with the sliced bananas, chocolate syrup, ice cream, whipped topping, cherries and sprinkles.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Make sure that the butter is cold as it’s easier to cut into pats when it’s cold. 
Store the leftover cake covered at room temperature for up to 3-5 days.  If you live in a humid area, refrigerate the leftovers. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320kcal, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 4g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 360mg, Potassium 131mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 262IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 114mg, Iron 1mg

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