Banana Bundt Cake!
I made a bundt cake once before and it was disastrous because it would not come out. It put me right off and I didn’t use the pan for years. Conveniently enough my dad came back from a weekend trip with an abundance of ripe bananas. He was only gone for 2 days but that didn’t prevent the typical Asian survival instinct setting in.
This cake is looooooooovely. It really is bananas. Buttery, moist and soft. The blog I got the recipe from is here!
- 4 medium ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour/ 280 grams
- 3/4 cup sugar/175 grams
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 125 grams butter/4 oz -Reserve 3 tbsp for the pan [I melted the butter cos I’m not patient enough :P]
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/Gas Mark 4 /180C
- Add the melted butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and stir well.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour and add the baking powder and salt.
- Crack your eggs and add them to the butter/sugar mixture. Make sure the melted butter isn’t too hot or it’ll cook the eggs
- Mash your bananas with a fork and make sure the lumps aren’t too big and add them to your eggy mixture!
- Slowly add in the flour mixture a little at a time, whisking well to incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet mixture.
- Now here comes the important bit, preparing the pan. You’ve got to use your fingers to cover the entire pan with a generous dose of melted butter. Next coat the entire pan with a teaspoon of flour. I added half of the flour and whacked the bottom of it while moving it around to evenly distribute it on one side of the pan and used the remaining tablespoon of flour on the opposite side and did the same so I ended up with a greased and coated pan! If you use a good amount of butter the sucker will slide right out! But you’ve got to wait for it to cool a little cos I didn’t and a little bit didn’t come off so I had to do a DIY job 😛
- Cook for 1 hour or when you can extract a clean toothpick from the cake.
It’s also an excuse to post a clip from a beloved film of mine – My Big Fat Greek Wedding!! Don’t shake your head at me. I love that film to death, I quote it to death and I’ve seen it about 45 times and have not got tired of it yet! You say Bundt and I immediately think of this :
There’s a hole in this cake!