sticky toffee banana pudding w. rich caramel sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • Toffee sauce recipe:
  • 1¼ cups plus 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream, if desired
  • ½ cup golden brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup Karo dark corn syrup
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • Banana cake recipe:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3)
  • 1 tbsp. dark rum
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Sliced bananas to top banana cake, if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8 x 8 non-stick glass baking pan. Dust baking pan with flour, tapping out excess.
  2. For the toffee sauce: Bring 1¼ cups cream, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and ⅛ teaspoon salt to boil in heavy small saucepan over medium heat, whisking until sugar dissolves.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at gentle boil until sauce coats spoon thickly and is reduced to 1½ cups, whisking occasionally, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. If desired, whisk in 3 tbsp. or more cream to thin sauce. Sauce can be made two days ahead. Cover and chill. Warm slightly before drizzling over banana cake and serving.
  5. For the banana cake: Whisk flour, baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in mashed bananas, rum, and vanilla (batter may look curdled). Add dry ingredients in 4 additions, beating just to blend after each addition. Spread batter evenly in prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Spread ½ cup toffee sauce evenly over cake. Return cake to oven and bake until sauce is bubbling thickly, 4 to 6 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes.
  7. Cut around cake in pan, and cut cake into 16 squares--plastic knives seem to cut better. Serve cake slightly warm or at room temperature with toffee sauce and top with sliced bananas, if desired.
Recipe by sweet caroline's cooking at https://sweetcarolinescooking.com/2011/03/15/sinful-sticky-toffee-banana-pudding/
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