The banana upside-down cake. I hope it’s part of the SuperBowl menu. Some vanilla ice cream on top might be good too. It’s worth the work.
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up, softened, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons dark rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract mixed with 2 tablespoons water
3 large ripe but firm yellow bananas with green tips, sliced diagonally 1/4 ")
3/4 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1. Heat brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum. Pour into 9X2-inch round cake pan. Arrange banana slices in concentric circles over brown suger mixture.
2. Heat oven to 350F. Beat remaining 1/2 cup butter and sugar in large bowl at medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. At low speed, beat in flour mixture in three parts alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon and gently spread batter over bananas. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Run small knife around edge of cake; carefully invert onto serving platter. Serve warm.
That cake is sooooo good!!! I promise!
The rest of the menu will include Buffalo Wings, Shrimp Cocktails and a cheese platter….. so far. Thinking fresh Pears with the cheese.
As for the game itself, Colts 30 Saints 24. It should be a great one! Perfect weather in Miami for the game. No rain, upper 60’s.