Tresa Hargrove Recipe

Caramel Pecan Banana Cake

By Tresa Hargrove TresaKitchen

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Tresa's Story

Growing up in rural Oklahoma we had the only banana tree for miles. I took great care watering and weeding around it that when it didn't make any bananas the 1st year I was very upset. The next summer, My Uncle Roy, being the family trickster bought some bananas, put them on the tree and told me they grew over night. Of course I believed everything Uncle Roy told me. Mom made a banana bundt cake an with the fruit and I savored every single bite. I came up with this recipe in honor of my dad and uncle, who have since passed. Oh yes Uncle Roy also had me watering a round rock that grew too!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Caramel, bananas AND pecans? What an amazing flavor combination... Why had we never thought to try this before?! Great recipe, Tresa!


5 medium
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 box
pound cake mix (1lb box)
3 1/2 oz
box instant banana cream pudding mix
2/3 c
evaporated milk
2 large
1/2 c
melted butter
1/2 c
toasted pecans, chopped
toasted pecans, halved
3 1/2 oz
box butterscotch pudding mix, cook and serve kind
2 Tbsp
brown sugar

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking
Hashtag: #Christmas

  • Comments

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    Donna Bardocz Grandmereb - Nov 15, 2011
    I would love to try to you Caramel Pecan Banana Cake Tresa! Love the cute story you told about your Uncle Roy's trickery with your banana tree when you were going up. So cute!
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    Tresa Hargrove TresaKitchen - Nov 15, 2011
    The 8 toasted pecans should be halved not chopped!
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    Carla Troutman Crae - Nov 16, 2011
    I have a question - in Step 11 you mention rum - but I don't see where you list how much rum. This recipe sounds delicious!
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    Tresa Hargrove TresaKitchen - Nov 16, 2011
    Carla when I was testing this recipe I used rum, but it made the top of the cake way to moist! I had it wrote down in my notes and typed it by mistake! This is a very good cake!
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    Trina Hendrix TrinaH - Nov 16, 2011
    Tresa....that brought back memories....glad I'm your older sister and didn't fall for Uncle Roy's pratical joke! Love the recipe and going to try making it.