Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake

Embark on a culinary journey with the Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake, a dessert masterpiece that combines moist banana cake layers with a rich caramel filling, all crowned with a luxurious cream cheese frosting. This Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake is not just a treat; it’s an unforgettable experience designed to delight your senses and elevate any occasion into something truly special.

Ingredients

F or the Banana Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Fo r the Caramel Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

F or the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Fo r the Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • Whole pecans for garnish

Directions

  1. Prepare the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugars: In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then incorporate the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
  4. Combine: Gradually mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  5. Bake: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Make the Caramel Filling: Combine brown sugar, heavy cream, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Prepare the Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  8. Assemble the Cake: Layer the cake with frosting and caramel filling. Frost the outside of the cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with pecans.

Prep and Cooking Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours
  • Kcal: 700 kcal
  • Servings: 12

Notes

  • Use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
  • Allow the caramel to cool to prevent it from melting the frosting.
  • The cake can be prepared a day in advance; refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving.
  • For an extra touch of indulgence, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving)

  • Calories: 700 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 102 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 115 mg
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Potassium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 76 g
  • Vitamin A: 1100 IU
  • Vitamin C: 5 mg
  • Calcium: 60 mg
  • Iron: 2 mg

This cake is not only a delight for the senses but also provides a good balance of nutrients, including potassium from the bananas and healthy fats from the nuts.

FAQs

  1. Can I make this cake gluten-free? Yes, by using a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour.
  2. How should I store this cake? Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze without the caramel drizzle and pecans for up to a month.
  3. Can I use a different type of frosting? Yes, buttercream or whipped cream frosting can be used as alternatives to cream cheese frosting.
  4. What can I use instead of sour cream? Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream, maintaining the cake’s moist texture.
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Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake Recipe Delightful Dessert

Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake


  • Author: Maria

Description

Embark on a culinary journey with the Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake, a dessert masterpiece that combines moist banana cake layers with a rich caramel filling, all crowned with a luxurious cream cheese frosting. This Heavenly Banana Caramel Dream Cake is not just a treat; it’s an unforgettable experience designed to delight your senses and elevate any occasion into something truly special.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Banana Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Caramel Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • Whole pecans for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugars: In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then incorporate the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
  4. Combine: Gradually mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  5. Bake: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Make the Caramel Filling: Combine brown sugar, heavy cream, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Prepare the Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  8. Assemble the Cake: Layer the cake with frosting and caramel filling. Frost the outside of the cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with pecans.

Notes

  • Use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
  • Allow the caramel to cool to prevent it from melting the frosting.
  • The cake can be prepared a day in advance; refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving.
  • For an extra touch of indulgence, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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