This was one of my favorite desserts my Mom made for us while growing up. It was easily veganized. And includes more sugar and fat than I like to consume on a daily basis. It's sooo good.
Mix 2 cups of finely ground graham crackers and approximately 1/2 cups of melted Earth Balance together. Pat down on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
In mixer, blend 2 cups powdered sugar and approx. 1 cup (I used more like 3/4.) Earth Balance. Spread this frosting-like mixture evenly over graham cracker layer. Cover with approximately 4 sliced bananas.
Spread evenly 1 can of well-drained pineapple or finely chopped fresh pineapple for next layer. Cover with finely chopped or ground nuts. (I used a mixture of walnuts and pecans.) This is the final product I put in the fridge to chill for several hours or overnight. It's totally eat-able at this point but will taste much better as the layers form together and chill. (In the olden days, whipped topping would also be added now, but Soyatoo doesn't hold that long.)
When you're ready to eat, spray on your Soyatoo or Rice Whip (or whatever whipped topping you prefer). Don't forget your cherry on top!
We use one of the brands at Whole Foods without red food dye. Since we have this jar now, my 6 year old son comes into the kitchen once or twice a day, smiling sweetly, "Can I have a cherry?"
I think it looks especially cute and festive in individual glasses.
Banana Split Cake
*2 cups finely ground graham crackers
(This time, I just broke up two Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Crusts.)
*1/2 cup melted Earth Balance
*2 cups organic powdered sugar
*approx. 1 cup Earth Balance, not melted
(You can play around with using less or also adding a little applesauce, which I've done.)
*4 big bananas, sliced
*1 can of well-drained crushed pineapple
or equivalent amount fresh, chopped
*enough chopped nuts to cover top to your liking
*whipped topping, like Soyatoo/Rice Whip or homemade
1st layer: Pat together graham crackers crumbs
and melted Earth Balance in 9 x 13 pan.
2nd layer: With mixer, blend powdered sugar and Earth Balance.
3rd layer: sliced bananas
4th layer: pineapple
5th layer: chopped nuts
6th layer: whipped topping, upon serving
7th layer: cherry on top!
10 thumbs up from here.