• Sarah

Bake-Along #19: Bananas Foster Pound Cake

Updated: Nov 16, 2020



A brand new item created from your poll choices! For tips and to bake-along live, just follow along with the video.


Prep: 30 minutes

Bake: 1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes


Bananas Foster Pound Cake


Banana Pound Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 t vanilla extract

  • 1 & 1/2 bananas (roasted bananas would be killer but is optional!)

  • ‪1 & 1/2 cups cake flour (AP works great!)‬

  • 1/8t salt

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Caramel Drizzle

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 T brown sugar

  • 2 T granulated sugar

  • 1/2 t vanilla extract

  • 2 T heavy cream

  • 2 T rum (optional!)


Toasted Walnuts?? On top or in your batter! (Optional)

  1. Roast your bananas for 20 minutes at 350°F. (I recommend you do this a few hours before making your pound cake so the bananas, and your oven, can cool). You can check out my roasted bananas at the 12:12 mark.

  2. For the pound cake: leave your oven off!

  3. Beat together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

  4. Add in your eggs, vanilla extract, and roasted bananas.

  5. Sift or whisk together your flour and salt.

  6. Gradually add in half of your flour, a few tablespoons at a time to avoid a mess.

  7. Gradually add in all of your heavy cream.

  8. Finish with the second half of your dry ingredients.

  9. Beat the batter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes to incorporate air into your pound cake. Check out my finished batter at the 29:18 mark.

  10. Prepare your pan with grease and a flour coating. (I recommend a loaf tin but you can use a small square pan, 8x8 or 9x9. Any size will work! You'll just have a shorter bake time).

  11. Pour your batter into your pan and set your oven to 350°F (you'll preheat with the cake in there!). Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until a fork comes out clean. I recommend checking it and turning it halfway through. It will get rather dark.

  12. For the drizzle: put all ingredients into a pot and melt together. Bring the caramel to a boil for one minute and set aside. Loosen it back up over low heat and pour over the loaf while it is still warm. You can see my caramel drizzle at the 38:57 mark.

  13. Top with toasted walnuts if that's your thing!

  14. Let your pound cake cool a bit (or dive right in! It just won't be as stable right out of the oven) and, as always, enjoy every sweet bite!

Notes:

  • You can freeze your entire loaf! Set on counter and allow to come to room temperature before consuming.

  • If you'd like to hear the history behind Bananas Foster, you can hear me recap what I read at the 9:52 mark.



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