Bundt Cake #36: Bananas Foster

This cake is my tribute to my husband’s very favorite dessert…the Bananas Foster Cake at Eddie V’s restaurant.  It’s a moist yellow cake with this yummy Bananas Foster like glaze over the top.  It’s so yummy…I’m never disappointed when hubs wants to go there for dinner.  Even if you don’t like a traditional Bananas Foster…I think you will like this.  Just try it…you’ll love it, I promise!
Shopping List
1/2 cup butter, softened and divided into slices
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon rum extract
1 (or 2 maybe) bananas, sliced
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In your prepared bundt pan, drop slices of butter all around bottom.  Put bundt pan in the hot oven for 4-5 minutes or until all butter is melted.  Remove pan from oven.  Crumble brown sugar over the melted butter in the hot pan.  Drizzle rum extract over butter/brown sugar mixture.  Place sliced bananas over brown sugar mixture.  Sprinkle pecans on top.  Set aside and prepare cake mix.
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Pour into prepared pan slowly on top of banana/brown sugar mixture and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert the cake onto a serving plate.  Let the cake finish cooling. 
That’s it!  It might sound kind of complicated but it’s really very simple.  The brown sugar mixture makes this delicious glaze over the top of the cake…just fabulous!
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  • Tina Huffman May 29, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    This recipe turned out wonderful! I made it for my Sunday School class. I look forward to trying more! Thanks! Tina

  • Amyd4LSU June 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I can't wait to try this – I'll make it for Father's Day! The Bananas Foster Cake at Eddie V's is our fav desert ever!

  • Anonymous December 22, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I want to make this for Christmas. I'm guessing it's a 1/2 CUP chopped pecans? It just says 1/2 chopped pecans. Also, just to double check…it is a full TABLESPOON of the rum extract? Seems like a lot but if it's correct then im sure it'll be wonderful. Just wanted to check before making it. Thanks.

  • Mix and Match Mama December 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Yes! It's 1/2 a cup. I corrected it! Thank you for letting me know!! And yes, it's a tablespoon of rum extract. Enjoy!

  • kelly forbes March 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Because of technical reasons, I just had to start a new blog and the first "real" post that went up was an open letter to you where I spent a couple paragraphs thanking you for this recipe. This recipe single handedly changed the game for me. I am an unapologetic cake snob and before this recipe, I had only put from-scratch pound cake batter in my bundt pans. I have a 12 year old son (who could care less about baking cakes) but my niece and I have been baking together ever since she was old enough to stand up and our favorite thing to make is banana bread. However, I found this recipe on your blog a few days ago and had to make it with her that very day. after tasting one bite, it took .05 for me to declare this the BEST cake I have ever put in my mouth. I am now excited to try more! Thanks Shay!


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