Tuesday, August 4, 2009

TWD - Classic Banana Bundt Cake


This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by one of my favourite bloggers, Mary of The Food Librarian. She chose the classic banana bundt cake. I was quite excited to be making a bundt cake – it is the first I have ever made. I didn’t own a bundt tin until Christmas last year when I was given a home store voucher for Christmas by my staff. One of the things I bought was a gorgeous red bundt tin in anticipation of someone choosing one of the bundt cakes in Baking, From My Home to Yours. No-one has chosen to make a bundt cake up until now and I haven’t made one “just because” either, so I was very excited to be able to use my tin.



I don’t make banana cakes very often as tired bananas usually get made into muffins in our house. This banana cake recipe was very straight forward with the only flavour other than banana, being two teaspoons of vanilla. There was a cup of sour cream or natural yoghurt (I used the yoghurt option) which gave the cake an extra tenderness.

My parents have been staying over the weekend and we were pretty busy, so I only ended up making the cake just before dinner on Sunday night. I loved how it rose up so high to completely fill my tin and then best of all, it slid from tin (which I had sprayed well with rice bran oil spray) with ease. We ate the cake in fat slabs, warm with natural yoghurt for our pudding. I didn’t ice the rest of the cake (Dorie suggests a lemon icing), but cut it into wedges, individually wrapped them in gladwrap, then froze in a large ziplock bag for my husband to take in his lunch instead of the usual muffin.



I loved this cake – it is a wonderful banana cake, but I also loved the opportunity to use my bundt tin. See if the other TWDers loved it here.

18 comments:

Cakelaw said...

You've made a gorgeous bundt cake Tammy, and I agreed with you - it was a marvellous tasting cake.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

wow, that is beautiful! i bet you husband is excited to have that with lunch for the next several days!

Clivia said...

Your cake is very beautiful! And I'm jealous of your lovely pan. Mine's not nearly big enough for this recipe.
Well done!

pinkstripes said...

Yay! a bundt cake! Looks gorgeous. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

jillbert said...

Your cake looks beautiful! How nice that you were able to use your bundt tin.

Amanda said...

Great bundt pan, I love it! So glad you liked this cake, we thought it was fabulous!

dorie said...

I'm so glad that you and your family liked the cake. It looks perfect and your pan is so great - I love red in the kitchen!

The Food Librarian said...

Tammy, Wheee! You are the first blog I've visited with my pick! What a thrill. And that Bundt pan?! GORGEOUS! So beautiful. It looks lovely and I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for baking along with me this week, Mary the Food Librarian

Jaime said...

looks great - i don't think it matters if they're slices or muffins- still tastes great :)

Engineer Baker said...

That is one awesome pan - love the color, and aren't bundt pans wonderful? Great looking cake!

chocolatechic said...

I love that bundt pan.

Gorgeous cake.

SUGAR B said...

I am so loving that bundt cake! Great job!

Your pan is awesome! I need to order mine soon! :)

Judy said...

Wow. How you had the will to save and freeze some of this cake is beyond me! Mine disappeared very quickly. I used yogurt, too, and loved the moistness of the cake.

Kayte said...

What a pretty shape to that pan. And, the resulting cake is just gorgeous in color and texture...am sure your family thought it was very special to be served that from you! Great job.

Tracey said...

Wow, what a terrific job you did with your first bundt cake! It's gorgeous! Love the pan too. Lucky husband getting to eat the rest at work all week!

isa said...

That cake look abolutely gorgeous!
Really love the shape of your cake pan!

TeaLady said...

What a beautiful bundt tin. I love the shape/color.

And the cake is lovely. It was great unadorned. And ours is gone.

Di said...

I love your bundt pan. And the cake looks fabulous, too. =)