Tuesday, August 04, 2009

TWD: Classic Banana Bundt Cake

Hello! I am back! And baking things on a Tuesday that actually have to do with Tuesdays With Dorie!

This week was, as the title will tell you, a classic cake. It was a simple (one bowl. ONE bowl!) cake to make. The recipe halved easily. I jumped right on the mini bandwagon and got to use my under-used mini bundt pan. Truth be told, I have a favorite banana cake. But it bakes in a 13 x 9 and calls for chocolate chips and buttermilk. This one has no chocolate (GASP!) and uses sour cream or yogurt. Really, when I compared, there wasn't much difference. Hmmmm. Other than making these mini and halving the recipe, I didn't change anything.

Whenever we forget about our bananas, I put them in the freezer to use at a later date. Here are said bananas:

RIPE and ready for baking. The white is frost not mold.


This is just out of the oven. Mmmm.

I decided to go with a simple sprinkle of powdered sugar.

The boy thought a shot of the inside was good.

These were a hit at our house. This was a lighter textured cake than my standard recipe. The husband really liked these because he liked the ratio of brown outside to the lighter inside. The boy and girl enjoyed them as well. I liked it, too. But I think I'm still partial to my favorite. I just may have to try it in a bundt pan.

Thanks Mary of The Food Librarian for picking such an easy, sweet recipe.

Edited to add: I'm starting to think that I missed something in the recipe. Mine wasn't nearly as moist as everyone else's. They were more muffin like than cake like. Perhaps I'll have to try this again...


19 comments:

Pamela said...

Looks good! I like the way the powdered sugar looks.

Kayte said...

Oh, wow, yours looks so good! Perfect top...I have a new respect for that now! Thanks for the suggestion about crumbling it up, layering in some fruit, and topping it off with whipped cream...you are so funny! That would work for sure!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...it was just so good.

I made the full recipe, and added some yummies to the mix.

spike. said...

welcome back! The cake looks great even if it wasn't super moist

SiHaN said...

Well done with the cake. I'm glad that everyone in the family enjoyed it. It sure does look good from the middle!

Karen said...

Yours looks delicious! Mine was really light too but everyone liked it.

SUGAR B said...

Welcome back! :)

Yours look darn good!

Katy said...

Your cake looks great, and I love the powdered sugar on top!!

Fit Chick said...

Just yummy, need I say more? Your cake looks great with the powdered sugar.

Cathy said...

So glad that this cake could at least hold its own with your favorite banana cake, even if it couldn't quite dethrone it. It looks beautiful with the powdered sugar!

Jennifer said...

Goodness, your cake looks DIVINE!!!!!

margot said...

Looks great! That coffee brownie ice cream recipe below is tempting me even without a picture, it sounds sooo good.

Marthe said...

This looks perfect!!

TeaLady said...

That looks JUST right. Nice and moist. Great job.

Tracey said...

Love your mini bundts! I went the same route as my mini bundt pan is also incredibly under-utilized :) Glad you guys enjoyed it!

Cakelaw said...

Just gorgeous Jules! And welcome back.

The Food Librarian said...

Looks great Jules!! Glad you liked it...and I will have to try your other recipe!! Thanks so much for baking along with me this week! - mary the food librarian

Jacque said...

Aah, sorry they were not as moist. I wonder if it has something to do with the mini bundt (?). At least you've got a favorite to fall back on.

Jaime said...

I like to freeze my bananas too! looks good - I think the yogurt/sour cream makes it super moist! this was by the far the most moist banana bread/cake I have ever had!