12 March 2012

banana bundt cake

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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 eggs
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 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 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.


  1. Julia: How did you plate this? My bundt pan does not have such "sharp" edges. This looks beautiful!

  2. It's actually just the shape of a pan i got from Williams Sonoma. I love it!


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