Home Cake Banana Layer Cake and a Giveaway

Banana Layer Cake and a Giveaway

by Laura

I am finally at home with my daughter.  No more hospital for now.  To celebrate being home, I have a great giveaway for you today courtesy of MyBlogSpark.  The prize pack includes a insulated picnic bag, a picnic blanket, and coupon to get a free sample of Yoplait’s new Splitz yogurt.  I also got a prize pack and plan on trying out the picnic bag and blanket Monday at the zoo.

Yoplait Splitz is the new yogurt that tastes like a sundae. Providing all of the goodness of 100% real yogurt, Yoplait Splitz is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup, this 90 calorie dessert is the treat your family craves.
For an even “cooler” experience, just pop a Yoplait Splitz in the freezer and in a few hours you can enjoy a cool, creamy cup of authentic frozen yogurt. They are available in three delicious flavors including Strawberry Sundae, Strawberry Banana Split, and Rainbow Sherbet, Yoplait Splitz is sure to have your family screaming for more.   I tried the Strawberry Sundae flavor.  This yogurt is thick, creamy, and delicious.  It tasted just like a strawberry sundae.
You can also visit Yoplait on Facebook or Yoplait on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with the latest news on your favorite Yoplait products.
In addition,  visit https://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7b3a/ to download a printable coupon for $0.75 off any flavor Yoplait Splitz today!
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling which flavor of Yoplait Splitz you would like to try.  You have until Tuesday September 7th at 10 pm (MST) to enter.
I also have a yummy cake recipe that I adapted from Your Home Based Mom.  After the success with the last banana pecan cake recipe I tried that used a cake mix, I wanted to try this variation.  The cake layers are filled with yummy fresh bananas and banana filling.  Then it’s all topped off with whipped cream.  This cake is a light and delicious variation from the usually cream cheese frosting version.  Loved it.  YUMMY!

Banana Cake
Cake:

  • 4 very ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Filling:

  • 1 large box of cooked banana cream pudding (not the instant)
  • 5 additional bananas

Frosting:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 heaping Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • chopped walnuts

Mix all the cake ingredients except bananas for 2 minutes, medium speed.  Add bananas and blend well.
Bake in 2 greased & floured round cake pans, following baking recommendations on box. Cool on racks. I made the cake the day before.
Make pudding according to package directions.  I make it using the microwave directions.  If you do that, watch it on the last 2 minutes.  Min overflowed and made a mess in my microwave.  Let pudding cool
Whip whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla.
Split each cake round in half.  Place one cake on serving dish.  Spread with 1/3 of pudding mixture topped with banana slices.  Repeat with remaining cake, pudding, and bananas. Frost the whole outside of the cake with whip cream & sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.  I used banana slices on top of mine but think the walnuts would have been better.

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125 comments

Sonya September 7, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Rainbow Sherbert sounds Yummy!

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Caitlin (EatFeats) September 7, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Hope all is well with your family! I would love to try the Strawberry Sundae flavor! I actually saw these at Target and almost bought them!
More importantly, that cake looks incredible!

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Marie September 7, 2010 - 5:10 pm

anything with strawberry! Hope your daughter is OK! HUGS

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Kristin W. September 7, 2010 - 3:00 pm

I would pick Rainbow Sherbet. We’re big fans of Sherbet on hot summer days!

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Aubrey September 7, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Strawberry Sundae sounds yummy to me 🙂

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Jenny September 7, 2010 - 1:08 pm

My kids love banana cakes…definitely going to try this one!

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Angie September 7, 2010 - 11:56 am

Anything with strawberries has got to be good!

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Emily September 7, 2010 - 11:01 am

Strawberry banana, my favorite combo.

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Kim M September 7, 2010 - 10:34 am

Rainbow sherbet sounds heavenly. What a good way to have a treat but in a healthy way.

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Jess September 7, 2010 - 10:28 am

Strawberry banana split sounds good to me!!!

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Joy September 7, 2010 - 10:21 am

Wow. All the flavor of a sundae, without the guilt? AND the benefits of yogurt?
SIGN ME UP1

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Carly September 7, 2010 - 9:57 am

I think the strawberry sundae sounds delicious!!

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Julie September 7, 2010 - 8:56 am

The strawberry sundae flavor sounds great!

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Lisa P. September 7, 2010 - 8:35 am

I would love to try all of them, but my 1st choice would be Strawberry Sundae. Honestly, they all sound so delicious!

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Dana September 7, 2010 - 8:17 am

Honestly – I want to try them all! Though I am a fan of anything banana, so the banana split looks good.

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sharee chapman September 7, 2010 - 8:17 am

Yummy!! I want to try strawberry.

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Theresa September 7, 2010 - 7:05 am

I would love to try the Rainbow Sherbet. Sounds delish!

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Jennifer (A Running Hokie) September 7, 2010 - 6:26 am

Strawberry Sundae! mmm.

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Adrienne September 6, 2010 - 10:39 pm

I would love to try the strawberry sundae! It sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try this!

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Cheryl Wangsgard September 6, 2010 - 10:16 pm

I would love to try the Strawberry Sundae!

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christie September 6, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Glad your daughter is home! I’m intrigued by the rainbow sherbet yogurt.. sounds tasty..

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Beth September 6, 2010 - 6:40 pm

I hope all is well with your daughter!!
As I am not much of a fan of banana flavoring, I would like to try the Strawberry sunday or the Rainbow Sherbet.

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Allison September 6, 2010 - 6:09 pm

Yum! I want to try all 3 flavors.

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Angela September 6, 2010 - 4:47 pm

strawberry sundae!

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trea September 6, 2010 - 2:36 pm

I would like to try the Rainbow Sherbet., especially since my 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old girls are in LOVE with rainbow sherbet and want whatever I eat.

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Angie September 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Rainbow Sherbet! yummm…,

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Sandy Magar-Speed September 6, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Strawberry Sundae! Brings back the memories of Sunday afternoons, walking in the park with Nana after eating one of my mother’s fabulous home cooked Sunday dinners. Walking, and sometimes skipping, listening to Nana talk. Sometimes it would be about Nana’s memories of life in the old country, sometimes life lessons on propriety and etiquette, and sometime just silent walks enjoying each other’s company. The walks and the talks always varied, but the one thing that remained constant was stopping at a little ice cream stand on the edge of the park for a Strawberry Sundae. Cool, creamy, strawberry deliciousness savored on the tongue slowly, trying to make the sundae and my special time with Nana last as long as it could.
Nana, the park, and the ice cream stand are long gone, living only in memories of my childhood. I still love Strawberry Sundaes, but can’t afford the extra calories in my daily diet. At 90 calories a serving and no artificial flavors, sweetners, or high fructose corn syrup, Yoplait Splitz allows me to visit Nana’s Sunday memories in my heart with a Strawberry Sundae anytime I want.

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madderakka September 6, 2010 - 1:35 pm

The strawberry banana split is the one I want to try. I love banana split ice cream, so this would save me many calories.

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mary Pearson September 6, 2010 - 1:13 pm

the rainbow sherbet sounds yummy!!!

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Felicia September 6, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Strawberry Sundae please!

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sharon alker September 6, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Strawberry Banana Split definitely.

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Jeanette D September 6, 2010 - 12:02 pm

I’m a huge fan of anything strawberry/banana so I would try that one for sure!

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Dean September 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

Strawberry Banana Split

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Sandra September 6, 2010 - 10:01 am

I would love to try the Strawberry Sundae!!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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Pam September 6, 2010 - 9:56 am

Rainbow sherbet sounds yummy!

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Debbie P September 6, 2010 - 9:50 am

I’d like to try Rainbow Sherbet.

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Karen G. September 6, 2010 - 9:45 am

I would just love to try the “Rainbow Sherbet” yogurt! Sounds delicious! My husband loves yogurt but I have just recently acquired a taste for it. Some things I might buy an off brand but not yogurt! Yoplait has a superior product and one taste is all it takes to convince you of that!

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Sue September 6, 2010 - 9:32 am

Strawberry Sundae sounds delish also!

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Sue September 6, 2010 - 9:30 am

I think Strawberry Banana Split sounds yummy!!

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Gretchen September 6, 2010 - 9:14 am

I would love to try strawberry sundae!!!

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Jessica G September 6, 2010 - 8:15 am

Strawberry banana split!! Yummy

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Kim September 6, 2010 - 5:37 am

Strawberry sundae sounds delish!

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Angela E. September 5, 2010 - 11:18 pm

Strawberry Sundae!! Yum!!! That cake looks delicious as well!

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cwaltz September 5, 2010 - 9:59 pm

I think the rainbow sherbert is a pretty unique flavor. I’d love to try it.
Christine
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Colette September 5, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Rainbow of course!

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Brianne September 5, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Yogurt that tastes like ice cream sundaes? I am sure I would LOVE all of them. However, if I have to choose one then Rainbow sherbet for me.

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Brooke September 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Rainbow Sherbert would be great to try!

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Yvonne R. September 5, 2010 - 6:31 pm

I would Love, Love, Love to try any of these new yoplait flavors. I have a really hard time getting my two yougest to drink milk, so I am always looking for new things for them to eat or drink that are high in calcium and vitamin D. But I think I would have to choose the Rainbow Sherbet for there best intreset.

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Stacey September 5, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Put me down for strawberry sundae! Yum!

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Mallory S. September 5, 2010 - 5:27 pm

I would love to try the Strawberry Sundae!!! Strawberry anything is my favorite 🙂

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Kimberly September 5, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Strawberry Sundae

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Sarah September 5, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Definitely the Strawberry Banana Split!

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Wendy September 5, 2010 - 3:36 pm

rainbow sherbet 🙂

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Deborah September 5, 2010 - 12:29 pm

I want to try the rainbow sherbet. That was always my favorite flavor to get at Thrifty’s.

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April in CT September 5, 2010 - 9:50 am

I’d love to try the strawberry banana split! That cake looks delicious!

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Colette September 5, 2010 - 9:50 am

Of course Rainbow Sherber!

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Kelli September 5, 2010 - 9:39 am

Love the strawberry banana split, it’s ohhhh soooo gooood!

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Kim September 5, 2010 - 9:15 am

I’d like to try to Strawberry Sundae flavor.

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meeyeehere September 5, 2010 - 9:12 am

The Strawberry sundae looks soo good! I wanna try one. I’m so hungry just thinking about it!
Have a nice week
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Jane September 5, 2010 - 8:54 am

Strawberry sundae – or anything with strawberries

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Brigette September 5, 2010 - 7:35 am

My kids and I would love Rainbow Sherbet!

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Cheryl September 5, 2010 - 8:11 am

Strawberry banana split sounds yummy!

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Susan Gattis September 5, 2010 - 6:53 am

Rainbow sherbet

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scott schluter September 5, 2010 - 5:33 am

Strawberry Sundae looks yummy but I don’t think I’d pass on any of them!

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jenny September 5, 2010 - 4:33 am

Strawberry Sundae would be my choice,,,

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Emily Oldroyd September 5, 2010 - 12:21 am

Strawberry Banana Split sounds refreshing.

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Kim September 4, 2010 - 11:49 pm

I would love to try Strawberry Sundae!

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Becky B September 4, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Strawberry Sundae sounds so good! I would love to try this!

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Lisa Johnson September 4, 2010 - 10:05 pm

Rainbow Sherbet! I have loved it since I was a little girl and the thought of it being a yogurt flavor?? Yum!!! Would love to try!

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Krystal Hansen September 4, 2010 - 9:46 pm

I’d love to try the rainbow sherbet one.

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Debbie H September 4, 2010 - 9:43 pm

We love Strawberry Sundae.

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Amber Willden September 4, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Strawberry Sundae.

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Christina September 4, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I think that the Strawberry Sundae would be the one I would try but I am a little curious about the Rainbow Sherbet maybe I would try that one if they were all out of the Strawberry.

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Stephanie W. September 4, 2010 - 8:49 pm

My kids LOVE the Strawberry sundae. I didn’t even get to try it and I bought it for me to try!

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SALLY PATTERSON September 6, 2010 - 1:11 pm

I would like the strawberry banana please. I just wish they had all this delicious stuff when I was a youngster so I could have been enjoying it all these years, yum yum hugs Sally

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Hannah September 4, 2010 - 8:46 pm

I would love to try the Strawberry Sundae!

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Julie September 4, 2010 - 8:43 pm

My kids would like the strawberry banana split, but I would choose Rainbow Sherbert! Sounds delicious!

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Dana September 4, 2010 - 7:05 pm

I want to try the Strawberry Sundae! 😀

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Cammie September 4, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Rainbow Sherbet! Yum!

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Laura September 4, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Strawberry Banana Split sounds delicious!

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TrishInFL September 4, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Strawberry sundae, yum!

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Stephenie Rice September 4, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Rainbow Sherbet for me…

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Danis September 4, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Love your recipes and your website! I think my kids would love the rainbow sherbert!

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Amy Bascom September 4, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Already tried the rainbow sherbet – it was on sale and I had a coupon. It tasted even better than expected. I think next time I will try the strawberry sundae.

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Elizabeth September 4, 2010 - 4:53 pm

The strawberry sundae would be my choice. Loving the banana cake. Now I know what I can do with the too soft bananas we have!

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Whitney Sims September 4, 2010 - 4:51 pm

I would love to try the strawberry bana split! Thanks for the fun, glad you are back!

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BertleMama September 4, 2010 - 4:30 pm

rainbow sherbet sounds fun. that cake looks Delicious!

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Cindi September 4, 2010 - 4:25 pm

I love strawberry sundaes…so that is the flavor I would try first! Thanks for the give-a-way!
Glad your daughter is doing well enough to be home!

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Arlene Mobley September 4, 2010 - 4:06 pm

Strawberry banana split!

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Celeste September 4, 2010 - 3:58 pm

I would love to try the banana split flavor. Sounds yummy. Love to see what you are cooking!

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Amber September 4, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Yum! Strawberry banana split sounds really good!

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Natalie September 4, 2010 - 3:22 pm

I love checking out your website everyday. All the recipes I have tried have been delicious, thanks for sharing. I would love to try the rainbow sherbet yogurt. Sounds delicious.

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Helena September 4, 2010 - 3:03 pm

So my friend just told me about your website and I am so exicted to try some new recipes. Now that it is starting to get cooler in Arizona I am ready to start cooking again. I went through your 105 pages and found almost 100 recipes I want to try right now. I can’t wait! I am telling all my friends about your website. Thanks!
P.S. I would want to try the strawberry sundae.

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Stormy September 4, 2010 - 12:44 pm

I’d like to try the strawberry sundae flavor! Also can’t wait to try the bannana cake!

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Jen September 4, 2010 - 11:54 am

I’m So glad your daughter is home! I would like to try the Strawberry Banana Split. I’m going to make the cake today! I just picked up some bananas at the grocery store that I was going to freeze but I think a cake is in store for today.
Blessings,
Jen
jenbrandes(at)frontiernet(dot)net

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AmeeG September 4, 2010 - 11:54 am

My kids would love the Rainbow Sherbet, but I think the strawberry sundae sounds delish!

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northwoodsmom September 4, 2010 - 11:48 am

Strawberry sundae would be grea! Thank you!

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Amanda D September 4, 2010 - 11:36 am

I’d like to try the strawberry banana smoothie….and that cake! It looks so good!
I may have to try it sometime this week. Thanks!

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Karen September 4, 2010 - 11:34 am

I would love to try the strawberry banana because I love those 2 fruits together. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the picnic bag and blanket. I love picnics with the family and friends. What is better on a beautiful day?

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Debbie September 4, 2010 - 11:15 am

It would be toss up between rainbow sherbert and banana split!!

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Keeley September 4, 2010 - 11:14 am

this cake looks soo good!
i would like to try the rainbow sherbert!!

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Patty Jensen September 4, 2010 - 11:11 am

I am so glad that you are able to bring home your daughter. What a fun Labor Day you have planned. I would love to try the Rainbow Sherbet. Your Honey Lime Enchiladas are on our menu for tonight. Thanks!

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Barbi September 4, 2010 - 11:09 am

We tried the Strawberry Sundae flavor and my boys loved it! YUM!

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Nive September 4, 2010 - 10:53 am

I would love to try the ‘strawberry sundae’ flavor…thanks for this giveaway…
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Rebecca September 4, 2010 - 10:51 am

I would want to try the Rainbow Sherbet flavor! That sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kymber September 4, 2010 - 10:49 am

say these in the store the other day and wanted to check them out more…but we were late and hubby was trying to get me out the door. I think I would like to try the Strawberry Banana Split…love strawberries and bananas together…

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Lynn September 4, 2010 - 10:45 am

Welcome back home. Glad to hear your daughter is now out of the hospital again.
I would be willing to try any Yoplait Splitz flavor. They all sound SO good!

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Jeni September 4, 2010 - 10:16 am

I would love to try the strawberry banana split. Glad to hear your daughter is doing ok.

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Lauren O. September 4, 2010 - 10:15 am

Your cake look beautiful and delicious!
I think the strawberry banana split sounds yummy!

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Jodi September 4, 2010 - 9:37 am

Strawberry sundae sounds good.

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peggy miller September 4, 2010 - 9:37 am

I would love to try rainbow sherbet!!!! YUM!

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sara September 4, 2010 - 9:34 am

So glad you’re done with the hospital!
Strawberry sundae sounds delish! So does that banana cake… very pretty too. 🙂

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mandy September 4, 2010 - 9:30 am

The Rainbow Sherbet sounds really good and different!

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susan t September 4, 2010 - 9:21 am

The Strawberry Sundae looks so yummy!

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Sharon September 4, 2010 - 9:15 am

If I had to choose one I would go for the Banana Split but the Rainbow sherbert sounds so yummy too!!! The cake looks fab my hubbny would love this recipe he loves anything banana!! Thanks for sharing!

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Leigh [email protected] Mom September 4, 2010 - 9:03 am

Love your adaptation using a cake mix – will give it a try next time I make the cake. Thanks for sharing!

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Liz September 4, 2010 - 8:45 am

Beautiful cake! My husband would be thrilled if I made it for him. I’m glad your daughter is home now. I’m sorry she had to be in the hospital. It doesn’t sound like you had a very good week.
Thanks for this fun giveaway. That bag looks like something I would use a lot in the summer. I would like to try the strawberry! Sounds yummy!

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Kirsten Glasbergen September 4, 2010 - 8:43 am

I want to try the Strawberry Banana Split yogurt. I really enjoy your blog. It’s on the list of blogs that I check daily to find inspiration for feeding my family.

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Martha W September 4, 2010 - 8:34 am

Banana Split sounds yummy and decadent. That’s the one I think I’d like to try first but they all sound so good.

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Tammy S September 4, 2010 - 8:23 am

Rainbow Sherbert looks good to me. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Tara September 4, 2010 - 8:17 am

I’d love to try the Strawberry Sundae!

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Tiffany September 4, 2010 - 8:16 am

I would love to try the banana split version, sounds yummy! I have just started following your blog and I love your ideas. We eat low-carb in my house so I don’t think I’ll be making the banana cake anytime soon, but it looks so yummy!

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Dezi A September 4, 2010 - 7:43 am

I would for sure want to try the Rainbow Sherbert flavor. Sounds like something I would love!

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Laurie September 4, 2010 - 7:35 am

I’m so glad your daughter is back home. Hospitals are no fun. I actually bought the rainbow sherbert at the store yesterday because it looked so good. So I would try the banana spilt. I also tried your honey lime enchildas for dinner this week and they were the best. Love your website.

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Chelsea Rowley September 4, 2010 - 7:00 am

I don’t know how you keep up with it all! I’m glad your daughter is home now. I would like to be entered into the giveaway. I would like to try the banana split yogurt.

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