Bananas Foster Cake

(from SisterKelly’s recipe box)

Source: 2010 Christmas with Southern Living (from RecipeThing user saymyname)

Serves 16 people

Categories: Bananas, Cake, Dessert


  • Cake:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 firm ripe bananas, sliced
  • Brown Sugar Rum Glaze:
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish:
  • cinnamon stick
  • purchased praline


  1. Cake: preheat oven to 350°; beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.

  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

  4. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed.

  5. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla.

  6. Pour batter into 3 (8 inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray for baking.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.

  8. Run a sharp knife around edges of pan; cool cake layers in pans of wire racks for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

  9. Meanwhile, prepare glaze: bring brown sugar, corn syrup, and 3 tablespoons water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly.

  10. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves; stir in butter, rum, and cinnamon.

  11. Frosting: beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

  12. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth; stir in milk and vanilla.

  13. Pierce cake layers with a wooden pick; drizzle with Brown Sugar Rum Glaze; let stand for at least 10 minutes.

  14. Spread 1/4 cup frosting on 1 cake layer; arrange half of banana slices over frosting. Repeat procedures with a second cake layer, 1/4 cup frosting, and remaining half of banana slices.

  15. Top with third cake layer; frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.

  16. Garnish, if desired.

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