Do you ever have over ripened bananas and want to do something a little different ? Well, this is how this Boozy Banana cake came to be. I had some bananas I was saving to make banana bread and after seeing something about Bananas Foster on TV my recipe wheels started turning . I am also all about being easy and I love bundt cakes. I mean who doesn’t love a nice bundt cake? It’s not exactly bananas foster but it has basically the same flavors.
Don’t be scared of the title , the rum in this recipe is very faint and there is no harsh alcohol taste. All the the booziness is cooked so it is safe to say this cake is ok for the whole family. I grew up being exposed to a lot of recipes using rum and bourbon , maybe it’s a Louisiana thing not sure though lol .
This cake forms a nice little crust on the outside but is tender on the inside. Carmelizing the bananas with the rum really enhances the flavor. Now the Carmel rum glaze , I could eat this alone . Its almost like having a rum flavored praline on top of this cake
To get started gather the ingredients to Caramelize the bananas. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray bundt pan with cooking spray with flour
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add sliced bananaa and brown sugar
Cook until nice bubbly and the mixture begins to thicken
Add cinnamon and rum
Cook a bit longer until it thickens up and set aside
In a medium bowl mix the flour , baking soda , baking powder and salt
In a mixing bowl cream together the butter , granulated sugar and eggs
Alternate adding flour and buttermilk to the creamed mixture
Once everything in mixed beat in the carmelized bananas . Pour into a bundt pan prepared with cooking spray with flour. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes or until tester comes clean
One the cake is done let it sit for 10 minutes and invert it onto a cake plate and allow to cook completely
Once the cake is cool start the glaze . In a small saucepan cook the butter , cream and brown sugar on medium heat .
Make sure you whisk the mixture and cook 3-4 minutes
Add rum and vanilla
Then whisk in powdered sugar
Whisk until incorporated
Spoon onto cooled cake
Then top with pecans and banana chips if you desire