As of today, your banana split never has to melt, thanks to this incredible banana split cake by Redditor fredbutt.
To be fair, there's technically no ice cream in it, but it recreates the key components of the fruit sundae pretty impressively. That beautiful cross-section above reveals two layers of banana cake and one layer of chocolate cake, separated by vanilla and strawberry buttercreams. That whole thing gets frosted with even more buttercream, then coated in a dark chocolate ganache on top. Add walnuts and artistic whipped cream-and-cherry flourishes and you're all set. But if you really want to put your thumb in Cookie Puss's and Fudgie's eyes, you can always top it with ice cream, too.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and would be cool with someone making this for her birthday party. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.