Don’t let the sharp edges of this baby fool you. She is one soft and smooth lady. Delicate, like a flower. A banana scented flower. Is that real? Now, it is.
This cake is like banana bread’s wifey. A little lighter made up of the same molecules, but just as fast. You can actually use this same batter for muffins (the kids!) and not skip a beat.
Now, like every hot wifey, this baby needs some bling. Enter maple glaze. OOOOOOh yeah!
Recipe for Banana Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
whisk together with a fork to combine
For the cake:
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, slowly adding in the maple syrup and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly mixed. Add in bananas until they are nice and smashed! Alternate in buttermilk and flour mixture, ending with the flour. Gently fold in the walnuts. Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean.
Once the cake has cooled mostly, invert it onto a plate and drizzle with maple glaze. And. AND. Don’t forget to treat it like a lady.