Last week was my MIL's Birthday and we threw a little family party for her. Her favorite dessert is bananas foster, but I wanted to have a cake. I found a recipe on Pinterest, but changed it up to make it ridiculously easy. And I made way more whipped cream. I love a high whipped cream to anything ratio.
Feast your eyes.
I used a vanilla cake mix, baked in 2 8" pans, then sliced in half to make 4 layers.
Caramel Whipped Cream:
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
4 Tbsp Caramel Sauce (yep, the kind you put on ice cream)
Then whip your cream back and forth, you whip your cream back and forth, just whip it.
Whip with an electric mixer on high until you can' resist sticking your finger in it. Should be perfect by then.
5 bananas sliced lengthwise then into 1/2" slices
1 stick butter
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Rum
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add sugar and stir until its well dissolved and bubbly. Add bananas and stir gently. Cook for about 5 minutes until bananas are caramelized, then pour rum over everything. Mix well. You can continue to cook the alcohol off for a few minutes or remove it from the heat.
Layer cake, whipped cream, then bananas repeating for all 4 layers. Serve immediately so the bananas don't brown. (The cake and whipped cream can be made in advance.)
Then serve. Wow your guest and take a bow.