Vanilla Bean Shortcake With Banana And Rum Whipped Cream


  • For the shortcakes:
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided
  • 1” piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • For the bananas:
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 Del Monte® Bananas, cut into ¼” thick slices on the diagonal
  • 2 tsp. dark rum
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. dark rum


Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place sugar in a small bowl. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean, add to the sugar, and rub them into the sugar with your fingers until evenly dispersed. Transfer 1 teaspoon of the sugar to a separate small bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk to combine 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add cream and mix until combined.

Place 4 big spoonfuls of dough on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

While the shortcakes bake, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter, sugar, and salt and stir until melted and bubbling. Add banana slices to skillet in a single layer and cook, turning once, until caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Take off the heat and sprinkle rum over bananas.

In a large bowl combine cream, sugar, and rum. Beat until cream is softly whipped.

To serve, cut shortcakes in half. Place bottom halves on serving plates. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a spoonful of bananas. Place other half of shortcakes on top. Serve immediately.


4 shortcakes

Cook Time:

18-19 minutes

Calories Per Serving:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 690 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Trans Fat 2g 1.5%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 26g
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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