Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Classic Banana Cake...Super Moist!



Tuesdays with Dorie again, and just trying to catch up. We're still out here in Michigan with the Innkeeper. So what better way to serve my family with some summer loving, but with a potassium powered, ooey, gooey, delicious cake.

This week's choice comes from Mary The Food Librarian

And what a great choice, I love easy-peasy bundt cakes. I think I have about 6 bundt pans. And make them to give for gifts alot. This cake is super moist and delish. A keeper to be sure! I truly encourage you to buy Dorie's book "Baking from My Home to Yours", you will find many a great recipe in there. And to see what others are up to check out TWD site.

And of course to finish it off, pour over some caramel and crushed pecans or walnuts!




Classic Banana Cake
Adapted from a recipe by Ellen Einstein in "Baking From My Home to Yours"
INGREDIENTS
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 stick (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cup sugar (I used half brown sugar)
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large egg, at room temperature
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

DIRECTIONS
**Preheat oven to 350 degrees

**Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

**Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy.

**Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then the egg, beating for about 1 minute. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the bananas.

** Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients (don't be disturbed if the batter curdles), all the sour cream and then the rest of the flour mixture.

** Using a spatula scrap into a generously buttered 9- to 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan, and bake the cake for 65 to 75 minutes, checking it at the 30-minute mark and covering it loosely with a foil tent if it's browning too quickly. Let the cake cool on a rack for 10 minutes before unmolding.

**NOTE: For the top, I used a basic carmel sauce recipe, and drizzled it on and added crushed pecans on top.



We give this 5 Bananas
for utter Banana Goodness!

8 Others Say::

Maria said...
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Anonymous said...

Looks great! I added chocolate chips to mine, but I'll have to try the caramel sauce next time. Yum!

Marthe said...

Caramel would be great with this bundt cake!! Yours looks delicious!

isa said...

That is such a pretty cake!
Wow, that glaze sounds delicious!

TeaLady said...

OOOHHH!!! Pecans and caramel. Fantastic addition. It looks heavenly.

suburbangrandma said...

Perfect timing for me with this recipe. I just made some banana bread a couple of weeks ago, and my granddaughter loved it. Banana cake sounds even better, and yours looks decadent...I can almost taste the caramel on my tongue as I am staring at your cake picture.
Very nice!!!!!

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