BANANA CAKE WITH EGGNOG MOUSSE FILLING

 

  • Cooking Time: 1 hr.
  • Servings: 12-16
  • Preparation Time: 3 hrs.

Ingredients

  • Banana Cake
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 6 bananas (I like to use bananas that I've frozen to make a moister cake)
  • Eggnog Mousse
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package unflavored gelatine
  • 3 Tbsp. dark rum
  • 2 Tbsp. brandy
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3/4 plus 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • Powdered sugar for garnish

Directions

  • Banana Cake
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans with butter, flour and line with Reynold's Parchment Paper.
  • Mix flour and baking soda and set aside.
  • Puree bananas in food processor.
  • Beat butter and sugar in mixer until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla and mix.
  • Add flour mixture and mix.
  • Add pureed bananas just until combined.
  • Divide batter into the two pans.
  • Bake 55-60 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on racks.
  • Slice cakes in half for a total of four layers.
  • Eggnog Mousse Filling
  • Soften the gelatine in the rum and brandy.
  • Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in pan over hot water until fluffy and light in color.
  • Add gelatine mixture and beat for another minute.
  • Remove from heat and put in refriderator for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in softened mascarpone cheese.
  • Beat whipped cream, powdered sugar, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites until they have firm peaks.
  • Add 1/3 of whipped cream mixture to gelatine mixture and mix well. Add that to remaining whipped cream mixture and mix well.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Refrigerate for 1.5 hours.
  • Cake Assembly
  • Alternate layers of cake and mousse.
  • Garnish with sifted powdered sugar.

Notes

I wanted to create a special cake for Thanksgiving and this is what I made, combining longtime recipes I've modified to make them my own over the years.

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