Thursday, September 8, 2011

Banana Pudding Cake w/ Caramel Rum Glaze + Bayou Blues

After a very rainy and stormy weekend in Cajun country, we have been having the most glorious Fall-like weather and I've been in the mood to bake.  Here's a family fave that is sinfully delicious and after one bite of this delectable treat, you'll think you're in heaven, cher!  Guaranteed to please your family and guests and so easy to make. Cest bon! Enjoy!

Banana Pudding Cake w/ Caramel-Rum Glaze

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg. instant banana pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup mashed bananas
2 tbs.'s rum, (optional)

In large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Add eggs, oil, and mashed bananas,  and beat with electric mixer, on low, until blended.

 Add almond extract and beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes. Pour into prepared pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake before glazing.


Caramel Rum Glaze

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs. rum

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, whisking constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. (about 3 minutes)  Stir in rum and whisk until thickened. Drizzle glaze over cake. Bon appetit!

I will be sharing this at the following parties ~
Full Plate Thursday

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 Bayou Blues

Here's a little clip of one of my favorite Cajun artists, Wayne Toups, on accordion, jammin' down to "Blues on the Run" with Delbert McClinton, on guitar. Geaux Wayne! Hot as Tabasco! Grab a cold drink and crank it up, cher, and let the good times roll! This one's for you, Robert!


Wishing all of you a fun and fabulous weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

32 comments:

sussah said...

Let me be the first to say "YUM"... and yes the weather is perfect after TS Lee. thanks, sp

Eddie Bluelights said...

And I'll be the second to say, "Yum!" As ever very tempting! Oh! what the heck! blow the calories - I'll just 'dig in' and fight the flab later - Cheers, cher

Foodness Gracious said...

I'll be third to say YUM! I'll take a slice with my espresso right now please..
Take care..

Honey at 2805 said...

Well, I'm saying "Yummy"! Bananas and rum, how yummy!

Hope you will link up to Potpourri Friday again. Your participation last week made for a better party!

KarenG said...

Oh man oh man this looks incredible. *drool*

California Girl said...

sounds so yummy Marguerite. I was going to ask how you fared after the latest tropical storm but sounds like you're doing all right.

Kat said...

That cake made my mouth water and I don't even eat cake!!! We got 9.2" of rain from Lee. A gift for sure after a long dry spell. I am lovin' this cooler weather.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That cake looks and sounds fantastic. Gotta, gotta, GOTTA try it!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMGAWD! WANT>>>THAT>>>>CAKE>>!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just popped back for seconds ~ I'm addicted LOL

Cloudia said...

glad the weather improved, Cher!



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Mamie said...

This looks so good! I made your gambalaya casserole for my brother's birthday and it was a hit! Wow was it good. i know this cake will be just as good.

rosaria said...

I'll eat anything while listening to these guys.

Mandy said...

Marguerite, thank you for stopping by Project Queen today.
I'm soooo enjoying all of these delectible treats that you have shared on your blog! Oh my, definitely trying the Banana Pudding Cake and forwarding your blog to a good friend of mine who is from Louisianna living in Houston right now.
YUM!!!!!!

Manzanita said...

I got to the party late but I know I'll enjoy your cajun mouth-watering recipes.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Carol Kilgore said...

I don't have a sweet tooth, but Husband would love this :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Forgot. Love the music!

MM said...

I'm in a baking mood too. My husband would love this. He asks for banana cake for his birthday every year. Since he was little bitty. Normally I'm not a fan of banana. But, well, with the caramel rum glaze and all...

Sorry Lee ended up cancelling Downtown Alive last week!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Could I have a bowl of the caramel rum glaze please!? Oh, and a spoon!

nanny said...

I think I have to make this immediately!!! seriously!

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh, the aromas that must fill your home! This is a must try!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, the most! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Drick said...

this is a sin girl, pure and outright gluttonous... I could eat every last crumb...

Pam said...

And that's a yum here too! I could definitely put a dent in that cake and lick my lips! Wayne plays a mean accordion. Another cool video with awesome jammin'!!!

kitchen flavours said...

Delightful looking cake! Have never tried banana pudding in a glaze before! Sound yum!

Dzoli said...

Such a good looking cake:) Scrumptious:) And thank you for sharing this fantastic clip;)

Linda Starr said...

luscious and lovely looking; makes me hungry

Kim McCallie said...

Yum! Looks and sounds delicious. That glaze sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
The glaze on that Pudding Cake looks so good, I could just eat a little bowl of that by its self. I am going to have to come back and listen to the music, I am afraid if I play it to loud I will wake up "Honey Bunny", but I will be back, I can't let that good music go to waste. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Miriam said...

The cake sounds scrumptious!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Gypsy Heart said...

Yummy! Cher, I'll be making this one. :-)

xo
Pat

Mamie said...

I am going to feature this on my Friday favorites tomorrow! It looks so good.

cajunlicious said...

Marguerite, this looks heavenly! Beautiful presentation!