Delicious Holiday Cake

Judy Drietz


A MOUTH WATERING DESSERT that is NOT TOO SWEET! I've taken this dessert to many holiday get-togethers and always come home with an empty plate. This is no ordinary cake! It starts with a date cake which is broken into chunks, then banana slices and walnuts are added and it's packed into a bundt pan, un-molded and frosted with Cool Whip. The bananas almost disappear into the cake, making it very moist. No one can figure out what's in it, and everyone will want the recipe. Very pretty as well as delicious! Garnish with maraschino cherries and holly leaves for Christmas.

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1 box
8 oz. pitted dates, chopped
1 c
boiling water
1 c
1/3 c
margarine or butter
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3-4 large
ripe bananas (slightly over-ripe work best)
1 c
walnuts, coarsely chopped
12 oz
cool whip whipped topping
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
maraschino cherries, well drained

How to Make Delicious Holiday Cake


  • 1Pour boiling water over chopped dates and let stand. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan and set aside.
  • 2In mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and margarine. Beat eggs until light and add to creamed mixture. Beat again.
  • 3Mix in flour, soda and vanilla, then the date mixture.
  • 4Pour into greased and floured 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • 5When cake is almost cool (still slightly warm), break into 1-inch chunks and put into a large bowl.
  • 6Then add: 3-4 large, slightly over-ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices, and 1 cup chopped walnuts to cake chunks. Fold gently together.
  • 7Rinse a bundt pan with cold water (do not dry) and pack the mixture lightly into it. Cover airtight with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight.
  • 8When ready to frost, unmold cake on large plate. Set pan in warm water for a minute and it will unmold very easily. (Be careful not to get water in the bundt pan).
  • 9Frost entire cake with Cool Whip which has been sweetened with 2 Tblsp. powdered sugar.
  • 10Garnish with maraschino cherries and holly leaves for Christmas. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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