Banana Pecan Caramel Layer Cake

The Banana Pecan Caramel Layer Cake is a decadent and delightful dessert that layers the rich flavors of ripe bananas, crunchy pecans, and luscious caramel. Each slice is a symphony of moist banana cake, crunchy nuts, and creamy caramel frosting, creating a perfect balance of textures and flavors. This cake is ideal for celebrations, special occasions, or whenever you crave a truly indulgent treat.

#### Prepare the Pecan Crunch:
1. **Toast the Pecans:** In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chopped pecans and granulated sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the pecans are coated. Cook, stirring constantly, until the pecans are toasted and caramelized, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let them cool.

### Assemble the Cake:

1. **Level the Cake Layers:** If the cake layers have domed on top, level them with a serrated knife for a flat surface.

2. **Frost the Cake:** Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of caramel frosting over the top. Sprinkle a portion of the pecan crunch over the frosting. Repeat with the remaining cake layers, frosting the top and sides of the cake.

3. **Decorate:** Finish the cake by sprinkling the remaining pecan crunch on top. You can also drizzle additional caramel sauce over the top for an extra touch of decadence.

4. **Chill and Serve:** For the best texture, chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. This helps the layers set and makes slicing easier.

### Serving Suggestions:

– **With Ice Cream:** Serve slices of the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.
– **Garnish:** Top with additional caramel drizzle and a few extra chopped pecans for added visual appeal.

**Banana Pecan Caramel Layer Cake** is a true showstopper, combining the sweet flavors of bananas and caramel with the crunch of toasted pecans. It’s a cake that promises to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth with every bite. Enjoy!


Experience the divine taste of our Banana Pecan Caramel Layer Cake, where every layer speaks volumes of sweetness and texture.


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce, plus extra for drizzling


Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla and mashed bananas.
Combine Mixtures: Gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, alternating with buttermilk, starting and ending with flour. Fold in 1 cup chopped pecans.
Bake: Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool Cakes: Allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
Assemble Cake: Once cool, layer the cakes with caramel sauce between each layer and on top. Drizzle additional caramel over the top and garnish with more pecans.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Kcal: 530 per serving
Servings: 8


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