great moist cake....flavor improves as cake ages...did not use banana liqeur....did add orange extract to flavorings. Cake was a big hit, will add to my holiday repertoire
foufou Posted: 09/16/09
Hamiltonhiii Posted: 02/15/10
Yes, I agree this is an outstanding recipe. I did however, make my own rum sauce using orange and lemon slices, cinnamon, and sugar water (with even more rum added). This was an easy addition, letting it simmer in a separate pan for 5 minutes. And when I poured this over my cake, I freely doused the cake- adding more and more over time. I rated the cake improved once it became pretty wet with sauce, but this is a matter of personal tastes.
Czicks Posted: 08/12/09
I highly doubt anyone following this recipe exactly will be disappointed. I made this cake for a friend's birthday and it went over very well. I give this recipe 4 stars and it is being incorporated in my personal cookbook.
CyndiesPlace Posted: 12/26/10
I made this for Christmas dinner - a big hit. Added a generous garnish of toasted coconut and chopped walnuts to dress it up and add to taste. I used dark rum for the banana liquor, and increased salt to 1/4 tsp. Very rich, moist, and delicious! I will definitely make it again.
countrygramma Posted: 05/22/11
A long time favorite of ours!! We have enjoyed it for years!!
musicgirl21 Posted: 07/05/11
I do not like the flavor of bananas so instead I added amaretto and 1 tsp. almond extract instead of 2 of vanilla. Made it for company and this cake was an instant hit! Will definitely make again. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.
MabelsBakery Posted: 09/14/11
Incredible flavor...perfect moist! I will definitely make it again soon! Thanks for the recipe!
LenaB30 Posted: 04/09/12
Omg!!! The best moist cake ever!! I made TWICE in one week. Lol. Okay, instead of banana liquer I used a ripe banana. I used 1/2 a banana and poured the rum into a small mixing bowl, then blended. After I blended it till the banana was liquified, I added the mixture to the cake batter. (I did the same for the glaze). I increased the sugar to 2 cups. Also, I used 3 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of the rind. Please use and enjoy!! This was awesome!!
Sarah9604 Posted: 08/20/12
Sure cake was moist...but the flavor definitely wasn't anything special. And the amount of butter used is practically criminal. Won't be making this again.
Gree61 Posted: 12/26/12
I bake this cake for Christmas. the banana liqeur was only sold in large bottles. So I use the rum for a subsitute as stated and added banana flavor. The cake was good but it was the syrup. Which added to much rum for my taste. I had a piece and was almost intoxicated!!!! Next time I make it I will cut down on the rum in syrup or use another recipe for it. Other than that it was a good cake. Other family like it but they're also drinkers.