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Dulce de Leche Banana Cake


By: Donna - Howell, MI - 2016 Recipe Contest

"I can’t even describe how good this cake tastes with the addition of the Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee! I had made my original Banana cake recipe at my friends request for her birthday cake and so when this recipe contest began, I knew this cake would be the perfect cake to add some great tasting Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee! And boy, I was so right! It is by far the best banana cake you will ever taste! And don’t let the length of the recipe stand in your way of wanting to make it! It goes together really quickly. You can even freeze the cake layers first and when ready, finish up with making the frosting, banana topping, and Duce de Leche coffee topping! It is worth every effort to make this fabulous cake!"


This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Cafe.
Ingredients:

Featured ingredient: Vanilla Creme Brulee Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

Banana Cake Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups milk
  • ¾ cups double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Crème Brulee
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups very ripe mashed bananas, from about 4 to 5 medium bananas (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups Dulce de Leche (divided usage)
  • 3 tablespoons double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee
Dulce de Leche Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Dulce de Leche
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Crème Brulee
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Banana Topping:
  • 2 firm large bananas
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee
Dulce de Leche Coffee Topping:
  • ½ cup Duche de Leche
  • 2 tablespoons double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee

Instructions:

Banana Cake Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Use parchment paper to line the bottom of three 9-inch cake pans and then spray the parchment lined cake pans with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer) cream the butter with the white and brown sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat one by one until silky and lightened in color.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and the salt. Whisk the milk, coffee, vanilla, and the mashed bananas in a separate measuring bowl. Next add to the eggs and butter, alternating with the flour and beat until smooth.
  4. First divide the batter evenly, and then pour batter into the three prepared cake pans. Divide the Dulce de Leche into three little bowls and add 1 tablespoon each of the double-strength brewed Door County Coffee Vanilla Creme Brulee and mix well. Pour evenly over into each cake pan, and swirl into the batter with a knife.
  5. Bake for approx. 40 minutes, or until the cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Cool pans on a rack and run a thin knife between the cake and sides of the pan before trying to release each cake. Flip cakes upside down and remove the parchment paper and turn upright allow each cake to cool completely before proceeding.
Dulce de Leche Buttercream Directions:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer) cream the butter with the Dulce de Leche, vanilla, and salt until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee, and then slowly add the powdered sugar and beat for 3 to 5 minutes until very smooth and creamy. If too thin still, add some additional powdered sugar to achieve the right consistency for frosting.
Caramelize Bananas Directions:
  1. Cut 2 firm bananas on the bias so they will lie nicely on top of your finished cake. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a large frying pan.
  2. Place bananas in and quickly brown them without cooking them. You just want to coat them and color them for decorating your cake. Place them onto a plate to cool. Once they are cooled, you are ready to place them onto your cake.
Final assembly of cake:
  1. Wait until the cake layers are completely cool. Place the bottom layer of the cake on a plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of buttercream on the bottom layer.
  2. Repeat and then spread a swirled layer of buttercream on top layer. Top with caramelized bananas, and then drizzle the whole cake with Dulce de Leche topping that has been thinned out with double-strength brewed Door County Vanilla Creme Brulee.
Enjoy! Makes 12 servings.