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Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking From: wilkins@scubed.SCUBED.COM (Darin Wilkins) Subject: $5000 cake Summary: another winning recipe Message-ID: <904@scubed.SCUBED.COM> Date: 24 Sep 91 10:02:00 GMT Organization: S-CUBED, A Division of Maxwell Labs; San Diego CA This recipe won the $5000 grand prize for Paula Cassidy of Berkeley, CA, in the 3rd annual Quaker's Contemporary Classics recipe contest. This contest required cooks to use corn meal in innovative recipes. She created a cake recipe, using the flavors of the famous New Orleans dessert Bananas Foster - ripe bananas and rum.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Grease 10-inch tube pan.
1/2 C all-purpose flour 1/3 C chopped pecans 1/4 C brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 C butter, melted.
Combine the above ingredients and mix until crumbly.
Beat until fluffy:
1/2 C butter, softened 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
Add, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition:
1 1/4 C ripe banana, mashed (about 4 medium) 1/4 C light or dark rum 1 tsp vanilla
Combine separately, the following dry ingredients:
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour 3/4 C corn meal 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Mix only until just blended (do not overmix).
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with streusel mixture.
Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool completely. Remove from pan.
Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and sliced bananas, if desired.
Yields 12 servings, each serving:
calories 370 fat 15 grams cholesterol 35 mg sodium 230 mg