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Banana Bourbon Layer Cake

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This cake is a variation on the classic New Orleans dessert Bananas Foster. Prepare the banana topping right before serving.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1993
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Ingredients

For the cake

For the filling and topping

Directions

Cook's Notes

Prepare the sliced-banana topping just before serving.

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  • sugarhigh327
    29 JUL, 2017
    My favorite! It's amazing!
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  • calvinflubbah
    19 MAR, 2017
    I should have known better. THIS IS BASICALLY BANANA BREAD (with, of course, cream and bananas on top). I suggest you follow a better banana bread recipe and simply follow the things after that. Keep in mind with the amount given that the cake to buttercream ratio is bad (too much cake). The only redeeming aspect of this desert are the bananas on top. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, THIS IS BLAND AND UNORIGINAL, JUST A REGURGITATION OF THE IDEA OF BANANA BREAD. MARTHA I THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER THAN THIS??? YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THAT CREATIVE RECENTLY HUH??? ITS OK YOU CAN COME EAT DINNER WITH US ANYTIME. YOU KNOW THAT I MAKE A KILLER QUINOA AND DARRYL IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SHOW HIS WINE COLLECTION. SEE YAH ;)
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  • gracemliu
    29 SEP, 2011
    The cake was moist and had a strong banana presence. The whipped cream filling was pretty bland though. I subbed yogurt for the sour cream. The bourbon caramelized bananas were nice. I only used 2 bananas and 1/2 cup of bourbon. Should've gone with the full recipe.
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  • rachaelchan
    15 MAR, 2009
    I made the cake without the caramelized bananas
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  • rachaelchan
    15 MAR, 2009
    I made the cake without the caramelized bananas
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  • woodensandals
    24 DEC, 2007
    Flambn n n n is really great in theory, but may not be a good idea for those of us in home kitchens, depending on your setup. (Also, people freak out when they see flames.) That aside, the topping is delicious. The cake was a little too heavy when I made it, but other people may have more success.
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