Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

For the caramel:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum (optional)

For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.

To make caramel:
In the bottom of a 9-inch spring form, spread butter and brown sugar evenly and sprinkle with rum.

To make cake:
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Blend in mashed bananas, vanilla and coffee.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to banana mixture, stirring only to moisten.

Turn the batter into the caramel-coated pan and spread evenly. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the cake rest for about 1 minute, then invert onto a serving platter.