Banana Cake. It’s one of my all time favorites. When I was a kid, my Mom would make banana cake whenever we had over ripe bananas. She used my grandmother’s recipe, and it always turned out perfectly. As I got older, my favorite thing was a slice of banana cake with a cup of coffee for breakfast. Mmmmm. Perfection! Long ago, this famous banana cake even gave my husband the courage to ask me out…one last time. Yeah…he’d asked me out many times before, and I always said no. I liked that he was my best friend, and well…I just didn’t want to risk ruining that. That day was different though. The sweet perfection of the banana cake combined with a beautiful summer evening on the back porch of my parents house in the hills of East Tennessee made something finally click, and I agreed to go out with him. Best decision I EVER made!
Needless to say, Banana Cake is kinda a big deal in our family. When I opened my own cake business, I started tinkering with that old recipe and putting my own twist on things. My new upgraded version which I dubbed, Bananas Foster Cake, soon became one of my BEST sellers. Just a few weeks ago when Caking Kid 1 was practicing for possibly competing on a baking show, he wanted to do some tinkering of his own with the family recipe. Let me tell you….that boy came up with something AMAZING. I was truly impressed!
Just look at this cake and try not to drool!
Layers of moist Banana Cake, homemade salted caramel, rum banana filling, caramel buttercream and a sprinkling of toasted pecans!! YUMMMO!!!
You know you need a slice….
The moral of the story is… the right Banana Cake could get you the man or woman of your dreams, and if that doesn’t work, at least you’ll have a delicious breakfast in the morning. Either way is a win!
Oh, and not to be outdone by her brother’s tasty creation, Caking Kid 2 decided to show off by piping beautiful swirls on some Banana Cupcakes!