Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chocolate-Caramel-Banana-Upside-Down Cake in an RV

Since this morning (ok, ok, you busted me...I didn't take this picture this morning, it was a couple of days ago) I've been craving two things...#1) to bake something sweet, but I wasn't sure what, and, #2) to use my oven! It's been too dang hot to even think about it!I posted on Facebook and got some awesome ideas, but none of them really blasted me between the eyes saying that they were EXACTLY what I wanted. Hell, I didn't even know what I wanted until the ideas started rolling in. I had a couple of bananas that needed to be used up and while I was multi-tasking by talking to my friend, Wendy, on the phone and googling recipes, I found a gem that combined every element that I was craving. Well, ok, maybe not EVERY element, but enough of them that I could modify the recipe to suit my tastes. Here is the link to it: www.finecooking.com/recipes/chocolate-caramel-banana-upside-down-cake.aspx
Here are the dry ingredients...
Here are the wet ingredients...
This is the start of the caramel sauce...
I added in 3/4 cup brown sugar...the recipe says light brown, but, you know what? It really doesn't matter! Use dark if that's what you have...I have both, so I did use light. I also added in a teaspoon of rum extract.
The recipe also said to slice up 3 bananas, I didn't have 3, I had 2 and it was plenty to cover the caramel sauce.
I sprinkled about 1/3 cup of shaved coconut on top of the bananas and caramel...
and about 1/4 cup of slivered almonds on top of the whole thing...
I made the chocolate batter, like they said but I added an extra teaspoon of vanilla...
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, stick a toothpick in that sucker and if it pulls out clean, pull it out of the oven because it's done.
See the caramel? Cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes...and flip it out onto a platter.
Like this...I did have a problem with the caramel and bananas sticking, but no biggie...that's what a spoon and spatula were invented for! Just spread it back on like it's supposed to be!
Look good?
Want a taste?
Enjoy! Peace!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Thanks for sharing this to our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up! :)


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