Bananas Foster Cake
This Bananas Foster Cake is a simple yet decadent delight. The crushed bananas, complimented with rum, dark covering syrup and brown sugar, combined with a warming buttery haze make this an irresistible dessert. When cooked, the caramelization of the sugar and butter gives the dish a unique sweetness that is unmatched. Served with a warm and creamy Riesling this dish is the perfect way to end any meal.
Bananas Foster Cake! $10
-1/4 cup butter
-1/4 cup rum
-1/4 cup dark covering syrup
-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
-2 tablespoons of light cream
-2 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate
-2 firm ripe bananas, sliced-lengthwise
-1 tablespoon of icing sugar
-One 9-inch round cake
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, add in rum, dark covering syrup and brown sugar.
3. Add in the light cream and sodium bicarbonate and stir to combine.
4. let the mixture come to a boil, reduce heat and let butter and sugar melt then stir to combine.
5. After 3 minutes remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
6. PlaceBananas in a mixing bowl and pour mixture on top, stirring lightly to coat all bananas.
7. Place cake onto a greased baking sheet, then place half of the caramelized bananas on top, then the second half over.
8. Sprinkle with icing sugar and bake for 22 minutes or until bananas begin to brown and cake is done.
9. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Pair with: A Riesling
History of Bananas Foster Cake
Bananas Foster is a classic New Orleans dessert created in 1951 by created by Owen Brennan, founder of the famous “Commander’s Palace” restaurant. When Brennan’s friend, Richard Foster, visited the restaurant, Brennan decided to name the dessert in his honor. The dish combines the flavors of banana, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and rum.
The typical ingredients for Bananas Foster include ripe bananas, butter, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, banana liqueur, and dark rum. The dish is usually served over vanilla ice cream and garnished with other fruits such as fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, and strawberries.
Popularity of Bananas Foster Cake
Bananas Foster has become an iconic dessert and is popular in many restaurants in New Orleans and across the United States. The dish is also regularly cooked by many home cooks, and widely popular in the form of cakes, pudding, mousses, crumbles, shakes, and martinis.
Bananas Foster is prepared tableside with the butter, sugar, and spices cooked in a flaming alcohol-based sauce. The bananas are peeled and cut into pieces before being added to the pan. Once the bananas are cooked to a golden brown, the liqueur and rum are added to the pan and ignited with a long match. The flame is allowed to burn for a few minutes before being extinguished.
Interesting Facts About Bananas Foster Cake
– The dish is often served with a side of banana bread or baked french toast.
– The famous dessert was first created to honor Richard Foster, one of the regulars at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.
– Bananas Foster is an iconic dessert for Mardi Gras and is often served during the holiday celebrations.
– The story told of how the dessert was created is part of the rich culture of New Orleans.
– One of the most popular variations of Bananas Foster is Bananas Foster Cheesecake.