Banana Bundt Cake
Last night I discovered about six (almost) overripe bananas on my kitchen counter. Coincidentally, I had just bought my very first bundt pan that day. Excited about this new discovery and purchase, I searched high and low for a recipe that could include both the bananas and the new pan. Alas, I found none.
Does anyone have any recipes for a bundt cake using bananas?
Can I bake a regular cake in a bundt pan?
I'm bored of the usual banana breads and their variations.
From the book Bundt Classics...adjusted for posting
Banana B'fast Cake
1 3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup softened butter
3 bananas mashed
1 tsp. vanilla (or banana flavor)
3 cups AP flour
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit ( cherries, raisins, cranberries,, apricots etc.)
1 cup chopped pecans, or walnuts (toasted if preferred)
Oven preheated to 325 degrees
grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup Bundt pan
In mixer place sugar, bananas, butter, vanilla, eggs..beat 'till fluffy and light
Add all of the remaining ingredients ..mix well
Spoon into Bundt pan
Bake at 325 for 70-80 minutes...or until a toothpick comes out clean
Cool 15 minutes
Remove from pan
Cool on rack
Thanks, ChowFun_Derek! I made this this weekend (with a few mods) and loved it. i used 3/4c brown sugar and 1c white. Used 1c ww pastry flour and the remainder AP. Added an extra banana. And, for my dried fruit, I used dried dates (an idea I got from curiousbaker--it was brilliant). Quite filled my 12c bundt pan (its inaugural run!). SOOOO good. Gave half away to a neighbor who just had a baby and explained that with the WW pastry flour, the nuts and the dates, it was clearly a health food!
here's my version...(yes, cheats & uses a mix, but very good)
1 (18.5 oz) pkg yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 oz) pkg instant banana pudding mix
1 cup water
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
3⁄4 cup mashed bananas
2 cups powdered sugar
2 TB milk
1 dash vanilla
1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
Grease & flour bundt or tube pan. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, and mashed banana. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into pan. Bake 50-55 minutes- until cake is done. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn on wire rack to cool completely.
Glaze: In small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk & vanilla. Whisk until smooth. When cake is cooled drizzle over. Sprinkle nuts on wet icing if desired.
re: Anya L
Banana-Blueberry Bundt Cake
adapted from Rick Rodgers' "The Carefree Cook"
2 1/2 cups flour (I have used up to half whole wheat with success)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 lb butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
2 cups mashed banana (about 6)
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen, unthawed)
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
5 tbsp butter, room temp
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour 12-cup bundt pan.
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light in color. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in bananas. Stir in flour mixture until smooth. Mix in blueberries and nuts.
For streusel, mix flour, brown sugar, and butter in bowl with your fingers until combined.
Spread half of batter in pan. Crumble half of streusel over batter. Top with remaining batter, then remaining streusel.
Bake 55-60 min, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 10 min, then invert cake onto rack and cool completely.
It is good without the streusel, but really yummy with it.