Tuesdays with Dorie: Classic Banana Bundt Cake

August 4, 2009 at 1:21 am | Posted in bundt cakes, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 49 Comments

classic banana bundt cake

At the end of every month, just before the new list of TWD recipes comes out, I do a little dance in the hopes that a Bundt cake will be chosen.  My efforts to summon the cake gods have gone unrealized every time, but leave it to Mary The Food Librarian, herself a lover of all things Bundted (seriously, she has made a bazillion of them), to finally chose Dorie’s Classic Banana Bundt.  Yay!!  (Now I am doing my happy dance!)

I love Bundt cakes, and this banana one is no exception.  It’s dense and moist, not unlike a banana bread.  It’s full of banana flavor, and the inside is full of those little black squigglies…do you know what I’m talking about?  Those fascinate me, and I must study them in every slice.

I made half a recipe of this cake in my treasured six-cup Bundt pan.  I switched out a quarter cup of the AP flour for whole wheat, and added in a sprinkle of nutmeg.  I also used half sour cream and half yogurt in the batter.  The coolest thing about any Bundt is how pretty it is, no thanks to me– it just comes out of the pan that way (provided I spray it well)!  I drizzled a quick and easy milk chocolate ganache over this one, because hey– bananas and chocolate are great together!

classic banana bundt cake

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read The Food Librarian.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

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