Bananas Foster Cake?

Baking By IcedTea4Me2 Updated 22 Oct 2008 , 4:17pm by IcedTea4Me2

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 2:35pm
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icon_eek.gif Anyone have a bananas foster cake recipe? Also, what icing goes with it? Thanks.

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cakedivamommy Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 8:39pm
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I have one that I can post later tonight for you, getting ready for my Wilton class tonight and decided to check CC while my royal icing is mixing. Ill get back to you later though just wanted to let you know someone had seen your post!


MaloSlatko Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 8:57pm
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I don't have a recipe for a cake version but... "Bananas Foster" is essentially bananas and vanilla ice cream, with the sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum and banana liqueur as far as I understand.

Therefore I would suggest a banana cake incorporating the flavours above in the cake itself, filling and icing.

Hope that helps

Eisskween Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 9:04pm
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Bananas Foster Recipes

Here are two different ones. Enjoy! icon_biggrin.gif


Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
 1 cup whole milk
 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter, melted
 3 large eggs, room temperature
 2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
 6 Tbsp. butter
 6 Tbsp. light brown sugar
 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 8 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
 4Tbsp. dark rum or water
 2 Tbsp. banana liqueur
 1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans
 Confectioners sugar
 French vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


1: Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees
2: Place cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing
bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low for 1 minute. Stop machine and scrape
down sides of bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more,
scraping sides if needed.
3: Divide the batter evenly into cake pans and place in oven side by side
4: Bake cake until light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your
finger, 27-29 minutes
5: Remove pans from oven and place on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes.
6: Run a knife around the edge of the cakes and invert each onto a rack so that
the cakes are right side up.
7: Allow cakes to cool completely, 30 minutes.
8: Meanwhile prepare bananas foster filling
9: Over medium heat, melt butter, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice to a skillet
10: Add lemon, rum and liqueur, cook until syrupy and thickened
11: Remove skillet from heat and allow mixture to cool
12: Add bananas to brown sugar mixture and stir to blend
13: To assemble cake, place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter
14: Spread the top of the with half of the filling mixture.
15: Place the second layer, right side up, on top of the filling
16: Top the second layer with the remaining filling
17: Sprinkle pecan evenly over top of cake
18: Sprinkle sifted confectioners sugar over entire cake.
19: Slice and serve with French Vanilla ice cream or whipping cream
Additional Tips:

1. Cake can be frosted with this Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting recipe 1 stick
butter, at room temperature 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 3 - 4 tbsp milk 1
tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon Place butter in a large mixing
bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low speed until fluffy. Stop machine and add
the confectioners sugar, 3 tbsp milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Blend with mixer on
low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute. Increase speed to meium
and beat until light and fluffy. If frosting is to thick, blend in up to 1 tbsp
of the remaining milk until the right consistency. Use frosting to cover only
the top and sides of the cake. Place cake in refrigerator until ready to serve.
2. Don't sneak margarine into the cake or frosting recipes. Both recipes rely
on the flavor and richness that butter provides.

Bananas Foster Cake #2
Notes One of my favorite New Orleans desserts is bananas Foster, in which the
sliced fruit is quickly cooked in a cinnamon-laced brown sugar syrup, then
flambéed with rum before being scooped over vanilla ice cream. All of those
familiar flavors are captured in this cake.

Praline (optional)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups pureed very ripe bananas (from 3 or 4 bananas)
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 cups sliced ripe yet firm bananas
2 tablespoons banana liqueur
2 tablespoons dark or light rum

1-1/2 cups Crème Fraîche or commercial crème fraîche
1 tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste

1/2 recipe Butterscotch Frosting

If using Praline, make as directed and set aside; do not grind until just
before using.

Position racks so that the cake layers will bake in the middle of an oven and
preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and line two 9-inch round cake pans as
directed on page 14 [see below]. Set aside.

Place the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a strainer or sifter and
sift into a bowl. Repeat the process two more times. Whisk to mix well and set

In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the pureed bananas and the buttermilk and
blend well. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a flat beater, or in a bowl with a
hand mixer, beat 1 cup (2 sticks) of the butter at medium speed until soft and
creamy, about 45 seconds. With the mixer still running, slowly add the sugar,
then stop the mixer and scrape the mixture that clings to the sides of the bowl
into the center. Continue beating at medium speed until the mixture is very
light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Slowly drizzle in the eggs and beat well;
stop at least once to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla and blend

Using the mixer on low speed or a rubber spatula, fold in about one-third of
the flour mixture, then half of the banana mixture, scraping the sides of the
bowl and folding just until the ingredients are incorporated. In the same
manner, fold in half of the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining banana
mixture, and finally the remaining flour mixture.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the surfaces with
a rubber spatula. Bake until each cake layer springs back when touched in the
center with your fingertip and a wooden skewer inserted into the center of each
layer comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Remove the pans to a wire rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then turn the
layers out onto the rack to cool completely as directed on page 17 [see below].

In a skillet, melt the remaining 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter over medium-high
heat. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until the sugar melts, about 2
minutes. Add the sliced bananas and cook, stirring frequently, until the slices
are soft but still hold their shape, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the banana liqueur
and rum and cook for about 30 seconds longer. Transfer to a plate to cool

Whip the crème fraîche and powdered sugar as directed for Whipped Cream on .
Set aside. (whipped cream)

Center a cake layer on a serving plate. Arrange half of the cooked banana
slices over the cake in a single layer. Spoon half of the whipped crème fraîche
onto the layer of slices and smooth to cover and fill holes between the slices.
Cover with the other cake layer and spread the remaining whipped crème fraîche
evenly over the top. Arrange the remaining banana slices over the top in a
single layer.

Prepare the Butterscotch Frosting as directed. Frost the sides of the cake as
directed on page 19 [see below]. If desired, pipe a border of frosting around
the perimeter of the top of the cake. Finely grind some of the praline (if
using) and sprinkle over the border of frosting or the banana slices.

mcdonald Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 9:06pm
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banan foster cake!! WOW!!! Sounds heavenly!!! Have to try this one!!

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 4:17pm
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Thanks, Everyone! I'll give it a try this weekend.

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