May 29, 2015

Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

Do you need a tasty little cake to make for your family and/or friends?   This is a fabulous recipe to  make.  It is decadent, gooey, banana goodness, and will make quite an impression. 

 It tastes a lot like Banana Nut Bread and is especially good if served warm.  I think it would be great served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  But, trust me, it is great just like it is!!

The best part of this sweet little cake is the topping.  I have to admit I licked what was left behind in the bottom of the skillet right off a spoon!

Excuse me now while I get on the treadmill.

Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

3/4 cup butter, softened and divided
2 Tbsp. bourbon
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 large ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.  Stir in two tablespoons of bourbon.  Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and bourbon mixture.  Remove from heat.  Slice bananas and arrange in the butter mixture.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts on top.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.   Set aside.

Place 1/2 cup butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl;  beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition.  Beat it vanilla.

At low speed, beat in flour mixture, in three parts, alternating with 1/2 cup sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

Spread over bananas in skillet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in skillet on wire rack for 15 minutes.  Invert cake onto a serving plate.

Serve to family and friends!!   


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