Smoked Bananas Bread Bourbon Soaked Cake

By Andy Nguyen
March 30, 2018
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Author Notes: elevating those not so pretty, overripe brown bananas into a work of art. Andy Nguyen

Serves: 6-8

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, dark
  • 3 eggs, whole
  • 4 bananas, ripe, overripe is best
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 pounds cream cheese
  • 12 ounces butter, soft
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 bananas, ripe but with firmness
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and airy 3-5 minutes
  2. Add eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated
  3. Add bananas, vanilla, salt, and mix
  4. Add flour and baking soda and mix gently
  5. Add milk, gently fold.
  6. place in prepared baking dishes, bake until firm and springs back I baked mine on my smoker at 325 degrees for 1 hour
  7. Brown Butter Frosting: Heat butter until it starts to bubble and brown, be careful to keep a close eye because it can change in a split second should take anywhere from 2-4 minutes.
  8. In a mixing bowl whip cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and airy.
  9. be very careful and gently pour the butter into the mixer and whip until smooth, airy and delicious! Set in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  10. For the Bananas: Melt butter, and saute bananas in brown sugar, deglaze with bourbon and set aside.
  11. To assemble: Cake, frosting, bananas, Cake :) You can cut the cakes in half and more layers if you want too, go Bananas!!!! Be Creative!

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