Domestic Goddess Cake

Teresa Jacobson Recipe

By Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen

1 Hr 30 Min
30 Min

A rich concoction of my own creation. This lovely dessert combines two of my favorite flavors- Butter Pecan and Banana Foster. If you are a "Domestic Goddess" (like me) you are a little bit "bananas", your family is "nuts" and like I always say "It never hurts to butter up the Goddess!"
Since I am the only one in my house that likes nuts, I make the adding of the pecans to the side optional but I certainly love it that way! This is best served immediately but should be refrigerated if not eaten right away-- but I don't think that will be a problem!
So prop your fuzzy slippered Goddess feet up and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a big glass of milk!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Using melted ice cream in this cake is a sheer stroke on brilliance! The caramel frosting is delicious and, well, so is everything about this recipe. Great job, Teresa!


18 1/4 oz
white or yellow cake mix
2 c
melted butter pecan ice cream (measure melted not frozen)
3 large
8 oz
neufchatal cream cheese, softened (light cream cheese)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
3 Tbsp
butter (no substitutions)
1 1/2 c
finely chopped firm right bananas (about 2 large)
1/4 c
pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp
rum extract
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 c
butter, room temp.
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
pecans, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray to round cake pans with nonstick spray. Set aside.
For Cake: In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted ice cream and eggs on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do NOT over bake! Remove and allow to cool completely. Trim and level cakes as necessary.
For Filling: In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over top of bottom cake layer. (I prefer a thin layer but use as much as you like.) Now prepare frosting before the Banana Foster filling. You may wish to also prepare whipped cream topping and place in fridge until needed.
Caramel Frosting: In a mixing bowl, cream margarine (or butter) using a mixer. Slowly add in powdered sugar a little at a time until smooth and creamy. In a small separate bowl, microwave brown sugar and water 30-60 seconds, stirring once, just until the sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling. (You don't want it gritty!) Let stand for a few minutes to cool. Pour into margarine mixture and beat on high speed. Beat in vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth. Set aside.
Whipped Topping: (if desired) Preferably in a chilled mixing bowl with chilled beaters, beat whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until needed.
Banana Foster Filling: Melt butter in skillet over med-high heat. Stir in brown sugar. Add remaining ingredients and continue to stir until caramelized and sugar is well dissolved. Cool slightly. Pour half the mixture over cream cheese on bottom cake layer. Place top cake layer onto the banana filling on bottom layer and press lightly to set.
Frost with caramel frosting in two layers. (The crumb layer and the presentation layer.) Carefully pour remaining banana mixture on top of cake. Pipe whipped cream around top edge. If desired, press chopped pecans to sides of cake. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Aug 17, 2011
It looks delicious!
Jan W Neeniejan
Aug 17, 2011
omg, this looks so sinfully delish!!! thanks Teresa..saving it! ♥
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Aug 17, 2011
whoa this sounds amazing!
L D windella
Aug 17, 2011
Looks Yummy!
Aug 18, 2011 - Vanessa "Nikita" Milare shared this recipe with discussion groups: Everything Desserts made Easy JUST CAKES Sweet Tooth
Kimi Gaines kimijo
Aug 18, 2011
this looks and I know so amazing!!
Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen
Aug 18, 2011
Thanks everyone!!
Miranda Hoffman mkhoffman
Aug 19, 2011
Thank you so much forposting this recipe... Def saving it and next 5th Sunday singing at church, this will be the dessert Im bringing.... Cant wait......
Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen
Aug 19, 2011
Let me know how it goes Miranda!!
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Aug 27, 2011
I think I gained a few pounds just reading the recipe lol...sure sign it's gonna be a hit in my house. Thanks Teresa, this one is saved! :)
Dale Masters dsmasters
Aug 28, 2011
This looks GOOOOOOOOOOD! You'd never know it comes from a mix. I'm saving it too.
Chris T. chrisb64
Sep 2, 2011
This sounds amazing! How much ice cream is needed to make 2 cups of thawed ice cream? We are not big banana fans(unless it's banana bread or muffins lol) so I am thinking of using an apple filling to put in place of the banana foster filling...pecans...a cream cheese filling...caramel frosting...apples...and topped with whipped cream...WOW! Thanks for sharing :o)
Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen
Sep 2, 2011
The best answer I can give you on the melted ice cream is to add some to a glass measuring cup, microwave it to melt and keep doing so until you get the 2 cups. It takes more than you might think! Certainly more than I thought! The apples sound like a fantastic idea too!
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Oct 6, 2011
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

Using melted ice cream in this cake is a sheer stroke on brilliance! The caramel frosting is delicious and, well, so is everything about this recipe. Great job, Teresa!