We’re Bananas Over this Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

Bananas are one of our favorite fruits.  They pair nicely with so many meals and flavors.  They are easily accessible any time of the year in the grocery store.  Whether you are making bread or banana pudding, let’s face it – bananas are extremely easy to bake with. Therefore, this week we are sharing a recipe that has been in our files for more than a decade. (Wow!)  We don’t know why it has taken us so long to try this recipe out?  Now that we did, we are sure to add this easy, delicious dessert to our usual rotation.

Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake is not our original recipe, so we cannot take all of the credit. This recipe is closely based on a recipe that we found in the November 2011, edition of Southern Living Magazine.

To start, toast pecans in a single layer for 8 to 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. The recipe recommends to you make the upside-down cake in a cast iron skillet or a deep round cake pan (at least 2 inches deep).  We did not have a deep cake pan, so we made ours in a deep pie pan.  We chose not to use our skillet, because we thought a smaller, lighter pie pan would be easier to work with.  However, next time we think we will choose to make it in a skillet.  We will explain more below.

Melt butter in the bottom of your pan of choice and then add brown sugar and rum.  Sprinkle the nuts on top and then add slices of bananas in layered concentric circles around the pan.

Mix together the ingredients for the cake portion of the upside-down cake and pour over the bananas and nuts.

The original recipe said to bake the pan for 40-45 minutes.  Typically, because we know our oven, we choose somewhere in between the recommended baking span.  However, at 43 minutes our cake was not baked in the middle. So we added 5 more minutes.  After 5 it still was not done, so we added 5 more minutes.  Perhaps our cake did not bake well in the pie pan and would have cooked more evenly in our skillet?  That is why next time we will try out the skillet.  We will give you a future update!

The recipe also recommends that you bake the cake on a foil lined jelly roll pan inside the oven.  We followed the guidance and were glad.  The cake did run over the edge of the pan a little.  Thankfully we did not have a gooey, carmely mess in the bottom of our oven.

After cooling the cake for ten minutes, flip over onto a cake plate and you are ready to serve!  Delish!!

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We highly recommend this easy and extremely delicious dessert.  It appears rich and impressive and would make a wonderful addition to any social engagement.  Add a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for even more delight for your tastebuds.

Looking for other banana inspired recipes on the blog?  Here are some of our favs.

Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

Zaya Rum Bananas Foster

Chocolate Banana Bread

Banana Bourbon Cobbler

Zaya Banana Bread


A Cocktail Fit for Cupid

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  What are your plans for the big day or did you already celebrate this weekend?  We are spending our evening in with a nice dinner and, of course, a few delicious cocktails.  Speaking of cocktails, we have an easy Cosmotini cocktail that you can share with your sweetheart.  This cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The Cosmotini is not sweet, so it pairs nicely with a rich dessert or creamy  chocolate.

Rhonda has been a fan of a Cosmopolitan for years, so when we found this recipe we thought it was a great fit for those who like a Cosmo, but favor a more traditional martini. Because it is based on the traditional martini, it is more alcohol forward than a Cosmo. This one is a sipper!

The Cosmotini is made with vodka, cranberry juice, Carpano Dry vermouth, and lime for garnish.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a complete recipe for the Cosmotini.

Looking for some other recipes to make sure your Valentine’s Day is sweet?  Checkout some of our past posts that will make Cupid draw back his bow.

Love You More Cookies

Raspberry Red Velvet Cake Balls

Strawberry Prosecco Cake

Espresso Fudge

The Love Triangle

Rose Old Fashioned

Pomegranate Martini

Espresso Martini


Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Drinks to Warm Your Heart

Brrr!  Texas experienced our annual frigid ice storm this week.  Fortunately we were informed to prepare for it and avoided many of the bad situations and circumstances we encountered during last year’s snowmageddon debacle.  While we were on our couch snuggled under our comfy throws watching the opening of the winter olympics , we reflected on the warm cocktail posts that we have shared with you through the years.  Here are a few of our favorite warm cocktails that we want to remind you to try.

Fernet Hot Chocolate

This easy recipe is as simple as adding a little fernet to your favorite hot chocolate recipe. Grab that bottle of Fernet out of the cabinet, pour some in your hot chocolate, light the fireplace and relax with a good book.

Gold Medal Coffee

This yummy recipe was shared with you years ago during the 2018 Olympics.  It’s that time again and what can be a better way to watch those lugers go down the side of the mountain than with a warm cup of Gold Medal Coffee in your hands?

Spanish Coffee

We  just recently shared this recipe with you, but it is quickly climbing to the top of one of our favorite warm cocktails.

Fernet Hot Toddy

This is one of Rhonda’s favs especially when she is fighting off a slight cold. The lemon and cinnamon add to the warmth that you enjoy while you are sipping on this tea-based beverage.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this hot chocolate with a little rye whiskey and some pumpkin spice flavoring.  It’s savory and delicious.

Menta Hot Chocolate

A cousin to Fernet Hot Chocolate this yummy recipe includes Branca Menta instead of Fernet which gives the hot chocolate a yummy minty flavor.  Think of it as a girl scout cookie in a mug. 🙂

We hope that you are staying warm and enjoying the olympics.  Next week we will be posting a Valentine cocktail that will have you tickled pink!


Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.