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DH Banana Cake with Caramel Sauce

Banana Cake with Caramel Sauce

I can’t believe it’s been years now since a blogging friend sent me the Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2 cook book. While I have never been much of a baker, I found this book to be inspirational and has been a great motivator to get me baking. We love making banana bread muffins from over ripe bananas but this banana cake recipe from the Donna Hay cook book looked interesting so I decided to try it. Plus, who can resist caramel sauce, right?

This turned out to be simply fantastic. It was gone in no time and surprisingly, it was good even without the caramel sauce which was the selling point for me to begin with!

BANANA CAKE
½ cup Butter (1 stick)
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
2 cups all-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
¾ cup Sour Cream
1 cup mashed Bananas

Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix the butter and sugar until light and creamy then start adding the eggs one at a time until they are well incorporated into the mixture. Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in a separate bowl then slowly add them to the mixture. Add the sour cream and bananas and mix well.

Pour the batter into a greased fluted baking pan (10 in.) and tap against the counter to even out and remove any large bubbles. Bake in the 350° F oven for 40 minutes or until done (use the toothpick test). Cool and serve slices with the caramel sauce.

CARAMEL SAUCE
¾ cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Place the sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat and cook, without stirring until it is melted. Swirl the pan around while it’s cooking so you don’t burn the sugar too much. When the sugar is totally dissolved, slowly add the cream (it will splatter at first) and stir the mixture until the syrup is smooth. Cook several more minutes until it thickens to your desired consistency (8-10 minutes). Cool and spoon sauce over banana cake.

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I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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9 Responses to "DH Banana Cake with Caramel Sauce"

  1. So shall I without feeling remorse !!!!!

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  4. Banana cake never looked so good!

  5. HoneyB says:

    Looks delicious! I love caramel sauce….

  6. zerrin says:

    I was just looking for a cake recipe from my regular ones. That caramel sauce will be a great newness for me! thanks.

  7. Debbie says:

    Sounds very delicious. Bananas and carmel-great combo!

  8. Oh my does that look delicious! My husband will be love this desert. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  9. oohh banana and caramel..sounds delicious together.

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