Banana: Louisiana Banana Cake with Pecan Praline Topping

posted by Linda in MO 09-05-102 10:25 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Louisiana Banana Cake with Pecan Praline Topping
Recipe By :Alison Boteler (posted by valchemist at CL)
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3/4 c dark brown sugar
1/3 c butter -- softened
3 bananas -- ripe
1/4 c buttermilk
2 tbsps rum
1 egg
1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c chopped pecans -- toasted
Pecan Praline Topping:
1/4 c butter
1/2 c dark brown sugar
5 tbsps milk
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c pecan halves -- toasted and coarsely broken

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

Cream sugar, butter, and bananas until smooth and creamy. Beat in buttermilk, rum, and egg. Blend in all remaining cake ingredients. Pour into pan. bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, then spread with topping.

For topping: bring butter and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Let cool 10 minutes. Beat in milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Stir in nuts.

Source: The Great American Bake Sale, Copyright: 1991

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