I am thinking about making a bananas foster cake for a friend for her birthday (this weekend). She LOVES bananas foster!
I have a scratch banana cake recipe. I was thinking of subbing in either some dark rum (1/4 c?) or rum flavoring and adding a little cinnamon to the batter - her young kids will be eating it, so any alcohol must be baked in/baked off, not brushed on. Then I have saved on my computer a rcipe for caramel pastry cream that somebody posted at some point (no idea who or when). Then just ice and decorate in buttercream.
Des that soind about right?
I also came across this recipe and it looks good, but potentially very messy. Has anyone actually made the second recipe listed here?
I'd love ideas if anyone has 'em!
If not, I'll let you know how mine turns out!
OK, in case anybody does a search for Bananas Foster cake in the future, I know I couldn't find anything... But here's what I did, and it was a success:
1. Bake a banana cake, replacing vanilla in the recipe for rum flavoring.
2. Make caramel pastry cream and fold in whipped cream to make caramel mousse.
3. Make a basic sauce melting a stick of butter + 1/2 C dark brown sugar + 2t of cinnamon + rum to taste.
Use a thick dam and layer cake, sauce, mousse. Repeat! "Meghan" in my photo album is this cake, and it has a cross-section.
I made test cupcakes of this and my husband (who is "not a cake person" but adores bananas foster) LOVED them. The actual cake was for a friend - she and her husband also said they loved the cake and want me to make them another next month.
That cake sounds delicious & looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
ThreeDGirlie, your cake sounds great and thanks for sharing!! It has been hard to find this cake recipe. I found the following recipe online. I'm going to try it this weekend. Instead of the creamcheese frosting, I was going to use a rum extract flavored buttercream. I will let you how it turns out...
Congrats on your cake!!!!
A decadent and rich chocolate cake, Bananas Foster Fudge Cake combines the best of two favorite American desserts - Bananas Foster and Chocolate Cake! Attractive and tasty, this dessert is sure to please your family and friends who gather for the holidays or a birthday celebration. Beth Royals of Richmond, VA created this spectacular dessert as a way to combine her familys favorites into one delicious dessert!
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1 1/2 cups (about 2 large) finely chopped, firm ripe bananas
* 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) Devil's Food cake mix
* 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
* 2 large eggs
* 1 container (8 oz.) sour cream
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
* 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
* 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
* 1 container (16 oz.) prepared cream cheese frosting
* 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Baking Bar, made into curls
PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Lightly coat three 9-inch-round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray.
FOR BANANAS FOSTER:
COMBINE brown sugar and butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave uncovered, on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute. Add chopped bananas, rum extract and cinnamon; stir. Microwave an additional 4 minutes, stirring once. Cool completely.
COMBINE cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil and water in large mixer bowl. Beat on medium speed until well blended (batter will be thick). Pour about 1 1/2 cups of batter into each prepared cake pan. Sprinkle each with a heaping tablespoon of mini morsels.
BAKE for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
HEAT cream in uncovered, medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes or just until boiling. Add morsels; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cover; cool for 30 minutes.
PLACE one cake layer on serving platter. Spread half the cream cheese frosting on cake. Spread half the banana mixture to 1/2-inch of edges. Top with second cake layer. Spread with remaining cream cheese frosting followed by remaining banana mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread Chocolate Frosting over top and side of cake. Sprinkle with Premier White curls around top edge of cake. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Refrigerate leftover cake up to 24 hours.
NOTE: If using two cake pans, pour about 1 1/2 cups batter into each prepared cake pan. Refrigerate remaining batter. Bake as stated above. Bake remaining batter in clean pan.
HINT: To make Premier White curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across a bar of NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Baking Bar.