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Jul 19, 2006 02:38 PM

Banana Bundt Cake

Hi all,
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.

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  1. 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
    2 eggs
    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

    2 Replies
    1. re: ChowFun_derek

      OOOH- that sounds good, chowfun. It has cooled off here, and this may be just the recipe to try this weekend. I love bananas, and this is a nice change from banana bread.

      1. re: ChowFun_derek

        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!

      2. 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
        4 eggs
        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.

        1 Reply
        1. re: pamd

          Here's another variation. For cupcakes: one yellow cake mix, 2 mashed bananas, 3 crushed Butterfinger candy bars. Follow box directions. Optional: reserve some of the crushed candy to sprinkle on top of the cupcakes before baking.

        2. Hi,

          Here's a link to a recipe that I made one time when I had a lot of ripe bananas, it was really good but quite sweet, so I would reduce the amount of sugar...

          1 Reply
          1. re: Michelle

            Interesting Banana cake recipe..but much can one decrease (or increase for that matter) the amount of sugar in this.. or any recipe, before it changes the texture?

          2. There is a wonderful Banana-Blueberry Bundt Cake recipe in Rick Rodgers' "The Carefree Cook". I am new to this board, so not sure if there are copyright issues about posting recipes from cookbooks.

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            1. re: Anya L

              If you paraphrase and give credit, it should be all right...see my post and recipe above...
              Banana blueberry sounds great!

              1. 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
                4 eggs
                2 cups mashed banana (about 6)
                1 cup blueberries (I used frozen, unthawed)
                2/3 cup chopped pecans

                Streusel (optional):
                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.