Sunday, June 30, 2013

Banana Praline Snack Cake (SCD)

I'm baack! This blog has been a bit deserted for awhile, but I have some good things lined up for July. One is that I am hosting Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free. I'll have more details later this week. For now here is a moist cake with some caramel/praline gooey stuff on top.

Banana Praline Snack Cake (SCD)

Praline Topping:

3 TBSP. Butter
1 cup chopped Pecans
1/3 cup Honey


2 Very Ripe Bananas, mashed
2 1/2 cups Almond Flour
1/2 teas. Sea Salt
1/2 teas. Baking Soda
1 teas. Cinnamon
1/4 cup Butter
1/3 cup Honey
2 eggs
1 teas. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 7" x 11" casserole dish (I use my Pyrex dish).

Make the pralines by heating butter and pecans in a skillet over medium heat. Stir often and cook until pecans are lightly toasted and fragrant. Add honey and boil for 4 minutes while stirring, and then boil one minute without stirring. Keep a close watch to insure mixture does not burn. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

For the cake batter: Mash bananas in a small bowl and set aside. Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine. Melt butter in a small saucepan (or micro in a bowl). When it is melted, remove from heat. Stir in honey. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and combine. Stir in mashed bananas. Scrape batter into prepared dish and sprinkle the top with praline topping. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until cake tests done with a toothpick.