Caramelized banana topped spice cake, the perfect for the end of any meal.
This time of year I love baking with spices. You know cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom. I love this combination of spices in baked goods. There is something about the smell of these spices that is just plain comforting. Maybe it has something to do with the cooler weather or maybe it makes me think of the holidays that are right around the corner. This is where these caramelized banana topped spice cake come in.
I normally would put a nice cream cheese frosting on a cake like this, but this time around I felt like changing things up a bit. I like trying different combinations of ingredients to see how they are together and how they taste. Bananas and spice cake turn out to be a combination that works well together.
When I decided to make the caramelized bananas, I had decided to serve them over yogurt. I saw a recipe in a magazine that our local grocery store hands out for caramelized oranges served with Greek yogurt, I was really impressed with the pictures. The pictures were gorgeous.
I decided to create my own recipe using bananas and serve it over yogurt as they did. But the pictures were not working for me. The Greek yogurt just didn’t want to stay in place. Oh, but for the record the caramelized bananas and Greek yogurt thing is delicious! So I racked my brain to come up with something that would work for me and this is where the spice cake comes in.
A moist spice cake that is covered with caramelized bananas that are in a sweet caramel sauce, a dessert that you will be happy to serve for any occasion.
Looking for something that is not your typical spice cake? Try this caramelized banana topped spice cake, you won’t be sorry!
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1¾ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- Dash of cardamom
- ⅔ cup Greek yogurt
- Caramelized bananas-
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 Bananas sliced into bite size pieces
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon optional
- Topping -
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Chopped pistachio - optional
- Grease an 8-inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream together the butter and the ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup granulated sugar using an electric mixer.
- Add the eggs and mix in.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom.
- Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix in. Mix in the Greek yogurt and then add the remaining flour mixture.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
- While the cake is baking prepare the caramelized bananas.
- In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly. The sugar will thicken slightly. Add the bananas and continue to cook stirring the banana gently, so not to break them apart. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minute or until they start to soften.
- To assemble-
- Place a piece of cake on a plate, spoon the caramelized bananas over the cake, then top with whipped cream and chopped pistachio if desired.
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