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A caramelized banana pound cake on a white plate.

Caramelized Banana Pound Cake

This is an easy, but impressive dessert made with Sara Lee's pound cake slices and topped with simple, caramelized bananas and cinnamon whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, no bake dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 498kcal


  • 2 bananas sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 slices Sara Lee frozen pound cake thawed for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/4 cup of butter and brown sugar together in the skillet.
  • Add the banana rounds to the skillet and toss gently to coat in the brown sugar mixture. Cook for 3-5 minutes, turning when the bottoms are getting browned. Repeat until the banana slices are lightly browned and caramelized.
  • Meanwhile, heat a second skillet over medium heat. Spread the remaining 1/4 cup of butter over each side of the pound cake slices (1 tablespoon per slice) and grill the pound cake until lightly browned on each side, about 2 minutes.
  • While the bananas and pound cake are cooking, whip the cream in a large mixing bowl with the powdered sugar and cinnamon until stiff peaks form.
  • To serve, spoon the bananas over the pound cake slices. Top with whipped cream, and drizzle on the remaining caramel syrup from the pan if desired.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.1mg