Tuesday, August 4, 2009

TWD: Banana Bundt


This week's TWD baking special was Classic Banana Bundt Cake, chosen by Mary, The Food Librarian, one of my baking/blogging neighbors here in California. Great choice!


While I was looking forward to baking this, I discovered I was one banana short, with no extra time to shop for a really ripe banana.


My dear neighbor came to the rescue -- she always throws her extra-ripe fruit into the freezer, so she passed a frozen banana over the wall. The cake was saved!

I also used some extra thick Greek yogurt that I had on hand.



I would highly recommend this banana cake recipe. It is rich and moist and delicious, with a lovely banana flavor. My daughter gave it two thumbs up. This go-round, because I wanted to experience the true essence of all the flavors, I just dusted the top with powdered sugar. Next time, I will play around with a glaze or perhaps add some finely chopped dark chocolate to the batter. There is lots of room for experimentation.



Tune in to the other TWD bakers to get their take on this delicious cake.

13 comments:

Nichi said...

Good neighbor, hopefully you gave her some cake as a reward! I dont know about freezing bananas I try it and they just come out totally mush. Looks like they worked just fine for you!

Clivia said...

Nice idea using the Greek yogurt. I'll remember that for next time.

chocolatechic said...

I bet this could have been done with just 3 bananas.

Yours looks great.

TeaLady said...

lucky you to have a thrifty, handy neighbor. You will share, right??

Cake looks delicious.

Flourchild said...

Nice neighbor you have! I loved this cake and Im glad you did too!

Pamela said...

What a nice neighbor you have! Good to know that greek yogurt works good here, too. Looks yummy!

Kayte said...

Okay, this looks really beautiful and I think you should just avoid my site this week and feel that everything is right in the world of bundt cakes...LOL. Yours is gorgeous inside and out and I love that special frosting you have there! BTW, I am reading Maisie Dobbs now, the first one, upon your fine recommendation. Enjoying it and the WWI aspects in it. Thanks.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad the cake was a success and your neighbor was able to help you. :)

Natashya said...

Looks wonderful! I have just gotten into the habit of freezing old single bananas, so handy!

Madam Chow said...

It looks wonderful. I love bundt cakes!

Tracey said...

Haha my neighbors helped me out with this one too by providing all of the bananas! Your cake looks gorgeous! Glad it was a hit!

The Food Librarian said...

What a nice neighbor! Glad everyone liked it. Thanks for baking along with me this week, my So Cal and Library friend, Judy!!! - mary the foodlibrarian

lasinthekitchen said...

What a nice neighbor!
Your banana bundt cake looks pretty with the dusting of powdered sugar! Glad it was a hit with everyone!