Praline Bananas Foster Cakelettes

juliana evans

By
@graciouslysweet

This is an amazing dessert that looks so fancy and tastes incredible. This recipe is based of my grandma's banana cake I used to eat. The dark rum makes this fun twist to bananas foster to die for.


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Serves:

6- 2 layer 3"cakelettes

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
When served these are VERY impressive! The cake alone is amazing. Add the sauce with the wonderful combination of flavors from rum and the vanilla... wow. The candied pralines top this perfectly. I'd recommend using a 2" sheet pan if you have it. If not, put some aluminum foil under the pan to protect the oven (I did have some minor spillage). I can't wait to make these again!

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
mashed bananas
1/2 c
instant french vanilla pudding mix
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
4
eggs
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

FOR THE SAUCE

1 c
salted butter
1 c
packed brown sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 c
good dark rum
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

GARNISHES

store bought cinnamon sugar pralines
sliced bananas dipped in lemon juice to preserve texture and color

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 350 degrees and prep a full 2" sheet pan with baking spray.
Place flour, soda, powder, and salt in a sifter. Sift into dry ingredients bowl. Set aside.
2
In a mixer, place both sugars and add mashed bananas. Mix in vegetable oil then french vanilla pudding mix.
3
Mix in eggs, then add cinnamon and vanilla extract. Slowly store in dry sifted ingredients. When batter is mostly incorporated, mix thoroughly by hand.
4
Bake 350 degrees 20-25 minutes until center springs back. Allow to cool thoroughly.
5
For the sauce
In a medium pot on medium high heat, melt butter, then add brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
Remove from heat. Add dark rum and vanilla extract.
Place pot back on warm burner and place 2 sliced bananas into the mixture to warm. Remove from heat and set aside.
6
Assembly:

Using a 3" circle cutter, but out circles from sheet pan. Set 1 circle on center of plate.
Place soaked war, bananas on cake and drizzle with sauce. Take coarsely chopped pralines and sprinkle on top of bananas.
Take second circle of cake and place on top of banana layer. Generously pour bananas foster sauce on top and garnish with more chopped pralines.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom