Classic Banana Bundt CakeFrom michellem 5 years ago
- Classic banana Bundt cake shopping list
- Page 190, Baking: From My Home to Yours. shopping list
- Ingredients: Makes 1 Bundt cake (14 servings) shopping list
- 3 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 2 teaspoons baking soda shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature shopping list
- 2 cups sugar shopping list
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract shopping list
- 2 large eggs, preferably at room temperature shopping list
- About 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (you should have 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups) shopping list
- 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt shopping list
How to make it
- Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Generously butter a 9- to 10-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan. (If you use a silicone Bundt pan there’s no need to butter it.) Don’t place the pan on a baking sheet - you want the oven’s heat to circulate through the Bundt’s inner tube.
- Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.
- 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 add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the bananas. Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients (don’t be disturbed when the batter curdles), all the sour cream and then the rest of the flour mixture. Scrape the batter into the pan, rap the pan on the counter to debubble the batter and smooth the top.
- Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted deep into the center of the cake comes out clean. Check the cake after about 30 minutes - if it is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with a foil tent. Transfer the cake to a rack and cool for 10 minutes before unmolding onto the rack to cool to room temperature.
- If you've got the time, wrap the cooled cake in plastic and allow it to sit on the counter overnight before serving - it's better the next day.
- Optional Lemony White Icing:
- Sift 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar into a bowl and squeeze in enough fresh lemon juice (start with 2 teaspoons and add more by drops) to make an icing thin enough to drizzle down the Bundt's curves.
- Half batch or muffins:
- If you want 1/2 the recipe and make muffins, Dorie Greenspan wrote it up herself on this 2008 entry on Serious Eats: Banana Cake Big and Small. She added some chocolate to this one. Yield 12 muffins, bake 28-32 minutes
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This sounds wonderful. Bananas in our house go from great to overripe quickly - so the next time it happens - your banana cake is on the list of treats to make!
Thanks for the great post!valinkenmore in Malott loved it
I ma going to make this one today, the weather is cloudy and cool and perfect for a good cake!!!tuilelaith in Columbia loved it
I love sour cream in baked goods - makes cakes, etc, so moist and the texture so fantastic...I will make this with the next batch of ripe bananas (when the weather cooperates, too - so humid and hot here...yukky!). This is my kind of cake!!!krumkake in Chicago Suburbs loved it
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