Banana Cake with Banana Chips & Chocolate Sauce, Starburst Infused Vodka Martini

- Banana Cake with Banana Chips & Chocolate Sauce
Starburst Infused Vodka Martini

Banana Cake
12 tablespoons butter (1-1/2 sticks for cake, plus some for greasing pan)
1 cup sugar
4 bananas (2 reserved for garnish)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

•Preheat oven to 375⁰F.
•Grease baking pan with butter then flip upside down over parchment paper and cut out around pan for shape. Place parchment paper in pan and butter the parchment paper.
•In a mixing bowl add butter (12 tbsp. or 1-1/2 sticks) and sugar; mix until smooth to create cream.
•Add eggs, increase speed and add baking soda and baking powder. Peel bananas and add to mixer.
•Slow speed and add flour a little at a time to prevent flour from flying around. Lastly add sour cream and mix until smooth.
•Pour mixture into baking pan, smoothing the top with spatula. Place in the oven and bake at 375⁰F for about 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from the center. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and remove from pan.
•Plate and serve with vanilla ice cream, banana chips and chocolate sauce.

Banana Chips
2 bananas, pureed
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

•Preheat oven to 200⁰F.
•Lay out a piece of aluminum foil and butter it.
•Puree 2 bananas, and place on foil. Coat with granulated sugar and bake at 200⁰F for 8 hours. (May want to do the day before.) This creates banana chips for toppings and garnish.

Chocolate Sauce
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

•Melt chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream until smooth. Use as sauce for cake and garnish for serving plate.

Starburst Infused Vodka Martini
1/2 oz. vodka, infused with Cherry Starburst
1-1/2 oz. tonic water
1-1/2 oz. Orange Strawberry Sunny Delight
4 banana slices
1 maraschino cherry, garnish

•To create infused vodka, place 6 Cherry Starbursts in a glass of vodka and let stand for 24 hours, shaking occasionally to help break down sugars. When ready to use, strain vodka to rid any remaining sugars that may have gathered at the top of the mixture.
•Add tonic water, Orange Strawberry Sunny Delight, 4 banana slices and red vodka. Stir or shake well in shaker; pour in glass and serve with cherry as garnish.

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