Bananas Foster Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake with a bananas foster sauce and vanilla ice cream. From Boatwrights Dining Hall in Port Orleans Riverside Resort at Disney World.
- Bananas Foster Sauce:
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons banana liqueur
- 1/4 cup dark rum
- Angel food cake
- Vanilla ice cream
- 6 fresh mint sprigs, for garniss
- Mint Simple Syrup:
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
Adapted from magicalrecipes.net
Bananas Foster Sauce:
Cut bananas in 1-inch pieces. Top with 2 tablespoons water and set aside.
Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and cinnamon and cook, stirring until sugar is almost dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Add banana liqueur (mixture will bubble).
Carefully add the rum; the alcohol will flame on its own, then die down.
Add bananas and water to skillet, turning bananas with a spoon as the liquid caramelizes.
Remove from heat and keep warm.
Mint Simple Syrup:
Puree the mint in the blender.
Bring water to a boil in a small, heavy-bottomed pot. Add mint and steep for 10 minutes.
Pour liquid through a fine mesh strainer. Keep the water, discard the mint.
Bring the mint water back to a boil and add the sugar, boiling about 3 minutes until clear and reduced to a thin syrup.
Place 2 slices of angel food cake in a generous serving bowl. Add a scoop of wanilla ice cream to the side. Pour bananas Foster sauce over the angel food cake. Drizzle mint syrup over ice cream; garnish ice cream with a sprig of mint.