Upside-Down Bananas Foster Cake

We spent a delightful and long over due evening at Big Sis’s house last weekend – doing our best to catch up while five littles ran hog wild.  After a divine meal, we gobbled up this Upside Down Bananas Foster Cake that I’ve had clipped for over a year!  It was worth the wait, if I do say so myself.
January 2012 400
Upside Down Bananas Foster Cake
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, softened and divided
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons rum (I was out so I used Southern Comfort and it was delish!)
2 ripe bananas (I had to use three to cover my pan.)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose baking mix (I used heart smart Bisquick.)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring once.
2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a lightly greased 10-inch cast-iron skillet or 9-inch round cake pan (with sides that are at least 2 inches high) over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar and rum.
3. Cut bananas diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices; arrange in concentric circles over brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle pecans over bananas.
4. Beat granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add milk and next 2 ingredients; beat just until blended. Beat in baking mix and cinnamon until blended. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.) Pour batter over mixture in skillet. Place skillet on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan.
5. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in skillet on a wire rack 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge to loosen. Invert onto a serving plate, spooning any topping in skillet over cake.
Source: Southern Living November 2011

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We’ve got a jam packed, fun filled Saturday ahead and then Man Day on Sunday.  Should be a fab weekend around the horn!

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  2. It was a delish as it looks and it was totally worth cheating on my WW's diet :) Great spending time with you all!! xoxo

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