Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

2010 Christmas with Southern Living

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cake: preheat oven to 350°; beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed.
  5. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla.
  6. Pour batter into 3 (8 inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray for baking.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  8. Run a sharp knife around edges of pan; cool cake layers in pans of wire racks for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
  9. Meanwhile, prepare glaze: bring brown sugar, corn syrup, and 3 tablespoons water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly.
  10. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves; stir in butter, rum, and cinnamon.
  11. Frosting: beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  12. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth; stir in milk and vanilla.
  13. Pierce cake layers with a wooden pick; drizzle with Brown Sugar Rum Glaze; let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  14. Spread 1/4 cup frosting on 1 cake layer; arrange half of banana slices over frosting.
  15. Repeat procedures with a second cake layer, 1/4 cup frosting, and remaining half of banana slices.
  16. Top with third cake layer; frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
  17. Garnish, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

ERMAHGERD this cake is delicious. I loved the slightly-rummy 'foster' sauce soaking the cake with the tangy cream cheese icing, and the cake on its own would be tasty stuff. My husband thought the icing was a bit much, so if your loved ones don't like super-sweet desserts you might want to stick with the rum sauce only. I will definitely make this again!