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Friday, March 28, 2014

Banana and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with a touch of Rum

I had some banana's I need to use and wanted to make something other than the usual banana bread, so this is it.  This was really good but the banana's seemed to overpower the flavor of the cake.  But it was good enough I would make it again.

I adapted this from here
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp fine-grain sea salt
 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 
1/2 white granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tso pure vanilla extract 
3/4 cups milk (I used a bit over 1/3 cup half n half and water)

Banana Topping: 
4 TBL unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp fine-grain sea salt
3 TBL rum, whiskey or bourbon
2-3 medium-sized bananas, sliced lengthwise 

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
 In a small to medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Next, in a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla; and then mix until the mixture is smooth. 
 To the butter and sugar mixture, mix in half of the flour mixture and the milk. Then, mix in the remaining flour mixture, being sure not to over mix. 
 In a 12-inch cast iron skillet , melt the butter over medium heat. Mix in the brown sugar and salt and stir until the sugar begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Carefully add the bourbon (the mixture will sizzle!) and mix one more time. Turn off the heat and let stand for a few minutes to cool slightly. Next, arrange the bananas to your liking. 
 Pour the batter over the bananas, and spread the batter gently so it's nice and even. Transfer the cast iron skillet to the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 

Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. To invert the cake, place a (large enough) plate on top of the cast iron skillet and turn both of them over; lift up the cast iron skillet and voila! Your cake! 
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and Always Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the things You Love.

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