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Amazingly Easy Banana Split Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Recipe

Baking a cake is an easy task with this shortcut recipe for Banana Split Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake. This recipe simplifies the process in a wonderful way. It all starts with ready-made refrigerated edible chocolate chip cookie dough, so no need to search for any edible cookie dough recipes!

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The “cake batter” is made by adding ripe bananas to the cookie dough to create moist and light banana cake layers in both texture and flavor which ends up being absolutely delicious on it’s own; however, we’re going to top if off with strawberry ice cream, a layer of jam, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, jimmies (because jimmies make everything more festive), and some hot fudge!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake - banana split ice cream cake side view with three layers topped with whipped cream, jimmies, and a maraschino cherry

This is one of those easy shortcut recipes (like my Air Fryer Strawberry Shortcake), that will be loved by anyone who enjoys banana bread, ice cream, or chocolate chip cookies – which I’m pretty sure is everyone.

This is a great recipe to serve for a special occasion or even in the place of a traditional birthday cake. Put it on a pretty cake stand to make the occasion a little more merry.

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Storage

Store this ice cream cake in an airtight container that’s freezer safe if you have any leftovers or if you won’t be serving it within 24 hours of making it.

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Recipe Variations

  • Edible peanut butter cookie dough can be used in place of the chocolate chip cookie dough and one cup of regular chocolate chips can be added to the softened cookie dough if desired. The Pillsbury brand of this is really tasty and you can buy it at Walmart and Target. I’ve included a link here so you can see what it looks like before you head out to the store.
  • This is the perfect cake for cookie dough lovers! If desired, an extra package of edible chocolate chip cookie dough can be used to add small cookie dough balls to the top of the cake. Simple roll one of the cookie dough segments between your fingers to form a ball and add to the top as desired. For smaller cookie dough balls, cut or pinch a segment in half.
  • Jimmies were added to the version below but if they aren’t your thing, you could sprinkle the whipped cream with mini chocolate chips.

Ingredients Used for this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Recipe

Ingredients used for this easy recipe for banana split chocolate chip cookie dough cake

1 package – 16 ounces – refrigerated edible chocolate chip cookie dough

2 ripe bananas peeled and mashed

1/2 cup strawberry jam

4 cups strawberry ice cream, softened

Hot fudge topping

Whipped Cream

Jimmies

Maraschino Cherries (drained)

How to Make Banana Split Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake (what a long name for a cake!)

  1. Allow cookie dough to come to room temperature; about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray or use parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place softened cookie dough and mashed bananas in a medium bowl if using a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, and beat on medium speed until well blended.
  5. Spread the cookie dough cake mix (batter) into your prepared pan evenly and smooth the top using a rubber spatula. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so you don’t waste any of this delicious batter. Even though we are baking this as one layer, it is a two layer cake
  6. Bake the chocolate chip cookie cake approximately 22 minutes until the center of the cake is baked through and the edges are a light brown.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack or cooling rack.
  8. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap allowing some to hang over the edges of the pan.
  9. Carefully remove the cooled cookie dough layer from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut in half crosswise.
  10. Place one of the cookie cake halves, top side down, in the pan trimming to fit if necessary.
  11. Spread 1/4 cup jam evenly over this layer to the edge of the cake.
  12. Gently spread the softened ice cream evenly and gently over the jam on the first cake layer.
  13. Spread remaining 1/4 cup of jam over the bottom of the remaining, second layer (remaining cookie half) and place this layer jam side DOWN over the ice cream.
  14. Wrap snugly with foil and freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight to serve the next day
  15. Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving.
  16. Use a serrated knife to cut into 12 bars.
  17. Add hot fudge, whipped cream, jimmies, and a maraschino cherry to the top of the cake and serve!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake - two layers of banana bread cookie dough with a layer of strawberry ice cream in between

The hands on time for making this whole thing is less than 10 minutes!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake - two layers of banana bread cookie dough with a layer of strawberry ice cream in between

Banana Split Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Recipe

Mary Beth
Easy to make and simply delicious Banana Split Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake filled with a layer of ice cream! Sweet perfection.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Time in Freezer 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces refrigerated edible chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 ripe bananas peeled
  • ½ cup strawberry jam
  • 4 cups strawberry ice cream
  • 12 tbsp. hot fudge topping
  • 12 tbsp. whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp. jimmies
  • 10 ounces maraschino cherries one jar of cherries – drained

Instructions
 

  • Allow cookie dough to come to room temperature; about 15 minutes.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray or use parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of the pan.
    Place softened cookie dough and mashed bananas in a medium bowl if using a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, and beat on medium speed until well blended.
    Spread the cookie dough cake mix (batter) into your prepared pan evenly and smooth the top using a rubber spatula. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so you don't waste any of this delicious batter. Even though we are baking this as one layer, it is a two layer cake.
    Bake the chocolate chip cookie cake approximately 22 minutes until the center of the cake is baked through and the edges are a light brown.
    Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack or cooling rack.
    Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap allowing some to hang over the edges of the pan.
    Carefully remove the cooled cookie dough layer from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut in half crosswise.
    Place one of the cookie cake halves, top side down, in the pan trimming to fit if necessary.
    Spread 1/4 cup jam evenly over this layer to the edge of the cake.
    Gently spread the softened ice cream evenly and gently over the jam on the first cake layer.
    Spread remaining 1/4 cup of jam over the bottom of the remaining, second layer (remaining cookie half) and place this layer jam side DOWN over the ice cream.
    Wrap snugly with foil and freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight to serve the next day.
    Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving.
    Use a serrated knife to cut into 12 bars.
    Add hot fudge, whipped cream, jimmies, and a maraschino cherry to the top of the cake and serve!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana Split Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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