Bananas Foster Fudge Cake

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 1 hrs 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 to 16 servings

Description

A decadent and rich chocolate cake, Bananas Foster Fudge Cake combines the best of two favorite American desserts - Bananas Foster and Chocolate Cake! Attractive and tasty, this dessert is sure to please your family and friends who gather for the holidays or a birthday celebration. Beth Royals of Richmond, VA created this spectacular dessert as a way to combine her family’s favorites into one delicious dessert!

Ingredients

  • BANANAS FOSTER
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 2 large) finely chopped, firm ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • CAKE
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 container (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared cream cheese frosting
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Baking Bar, made into curls

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Lightly coat three 9-inch-round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray.

FOR BANANAS FOSTER:
COMBINE
brown sugar and butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave uncovered, on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute. Add chopped bananas, rum extract and cinnamon; stir. Microwave an additional 4 minutes, stirring once. Cool completely.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil and water in large mixer bowl. Beat on medium speed until well blended (batter will be thick). Pour about 1 1/2 cups of batter into each prepared cake pan. Sprinkle each with a heaping tablespoon of mini morsels.

BAKE for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
HEAT
cream in uncovered, medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes or just until boiling. Add morsels; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cover; cool for 30 minutes.

TO ASSEMBLE:
PLACE
one cake layer on serving platter. Spread half the cream cheese frosting on cake. Spread half the banana mixture to 1/2-inch of edges. Top with second cake layer. Spread with remaining cream cheese frosting followed by remaining banana mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread Chocolate Frosting over top and side of cake. Sprinkle with Premier White curls around top edge of cake. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Refrigerate leftover cake up to 24 hours.

NOTE: If using two cake pans, pour about 1 1/2 cups batter into each prepared cake pan. Refrigerate remaining batter. Bake as stated above. Bake remaining batter in clean pan.

HINT: To make Premier White curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across a bar of NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Baking Bar.

a dessert for the angels

by D. Diana , West Grove, PA on Aug. 2009

this cake was really good! i made it for the neighbor's bake sale and it was the first to go! everybody loved it and wanted the recipe but i was like it's a secret!

Oh So Good!

by E. Emily , Pocatello, ID on Oct. 2008

I believe this is the best birthday cake I've ever made myself. My husband who does not like chocolate very much loved it. I made my own cream cheese frosting for the middle and it was soo good! I may have to make this cake for some other occassions. What a perfect cake!

Bananas Foster Fudge Cake

by M. MARLENE , AMBLER, PA on May. 2008

I made this cake for my husband's birthday. Everyone loved it. It was not hard to put together and it looks impressive on the table. Bananas and chocolate are a natural together.

Bananas Foster and Fudge - Fabulous

by B. Buzzy , MEDIA, PA on May. 2008

This cake is moist and delicious. It is not difficult; it just takes some time to prepare. Forget the section of the recipe that suggests refrigerating the leftover cake -there are no leftovers.

the best food

by I. Ingai , LOWELL, MA on Mar. 2008

they are good i will stick to it an eat it

Great!

by C. Christine , FORT WORTH, TX on Feb. 2007

If you love rich cakes as I do, this is a must recipe. I made it for Valentine's Day and it was a hit with my husband.

Amazing!

by S. SARAH , ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL on Jan. 2007

I made this cake last night and my husband and I shared it with some friends. And I have to say that it was absolutely divine! The combination of bananas and chocolate is to die for. The only thing that I would change is to not add the chocolate chips in the cake - I only say that because I don't care for the texture of whole chips in my cake. However, one of my friends thought that was the best part. Thank you for a great recipe!

BANANA FOSTER FUDGE CAKE

by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on May. 2006

GREAT CAKE AND MY HUSBAND LOVED IT. THE CAKE IS SO MOIST AND EVEN BETTER THE SECOND DAY IF YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE ANY LEFT.

Bananas Foster Fudge Cake

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on Apr. 2006

Worth the time and effort. Garanteed to be a hit!

Banana Foster Fudge Cake

by D. Donna , Birmingham, AL on Mar. 2006

Excellent recipe. The blending of chocolate cake, cream cheese icing, banana foster all covered in fudge is so delicious. I could eat the banana foster by itself!!!