Recipe courtesy of Joyce Marcellus
Show: Cake Wars
Episode: Trolls
Banana and Strawberries Delight
2 hr 10 min
(includes cooling time)
45 min
12 servings
2 hr 10 min
(includes cooling time)
45 min
12 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened, plus for greasing the pans
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs 
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus for flouring the pans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 3/4 cup sour cream 
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites 
  • 8 sticks (4 cups) unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped 


For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

Cream the granulated sugar and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla, eggs and bananas. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with the sour cream--do not overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake until a tester comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the cakes cool before removing from the pans.

For the buttercream: In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the salt, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and egg whites for 5 minutes on medium-high speed. Add the butter, little by little, and mix for 10 minutes. Fold in the chopped strawberries.

To assemble the cake: Using a serrated knife, cut the top dome off of the cakes to make them level. Cut one of the cakes in half horizontally to form 2 layers. Repeat with the second cake for 4 layers total. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread buttercream on top. Stack a second layer on top and spread buttercream on top. Repeat with the remaining 2 layers. Using an offset spatula, spread buttercream on the outside of the cake. Smooth using up and down strokes, and then scrape off any excess buttercream.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

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