Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bananas Foster Cake ~ #TheCakeSliceBakers

"Baking and love go hand in hand, for as one bakes a tasty treat and fills the room with its sweet aroma, the true joy is to take what has been made and share it with another". ~ Heather Wolf


This year The Cake Slice Bakers will be baking through The Perfect Cake! So far it is proving to be the perfect book for our group. This book has so many wonderful recipes in in and it gives a breakdown of why the recipe works, and since it is from America's Test Kitchen you know that these recipes have passed the test. The book is available for pre-order right now and will be released on March 27, 2018. #atkcake




There are a few steps to this cake but don't let this dissuade you from making this delicious treat. If it seems too daunting, just break up the components.  You could make the cakes on day one and wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator.  Then on day two you could make the bananas foster filling and the buttercream.  Simply allow the cakes to come to room temperature whilst you are making the other components and then assemble. Of course it can definitely be made in one day too, as I started this cake around 10:00 am and we were enjoying it by around 2:15 pm. Yeah, we couldn't wait to try a slice.




The only changes I made to the original recipe were to add a thin layer of the buttercream to the layers of the cake and I added some pre-made praline crunch to the base and sprinkled some over the top.  As I wanted to pipe some of the buttercream, I also added a little extra powdered sugar to the frosting mix so that it would stretch a little further.




This cake was delicious, but I do wish that there had been more caramel with the bananas foster, so I would suggest making double the amount of caramel.  You don't have to use it all in the layers, just keep any excess to pour over the slices as you cut them.




If you would like to bake this cake, or any of the other cakes made by my fellow Cake Slice Bakers, the recipes can be found in The Perfect Cake. Here is a link so you can pre-order your copy.






Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blog where the links are updated each month.

The choices this month were Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise, Blitz Torte, Bananas Foster Cake, and Boston Cream Cupcakes.



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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake and the praline crunch is a great addition.

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  2. I really liked the sound of this cake... banana and caramel are such a classic combination

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  3. It does look like a lot of cake for the amount of filling and frosting, but, oh such a gorgeous cake!

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  4. Oh, those caramelized bananas. Looks so decadent!

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  5. That cakes looks amazing! I can't wait to bake it.

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