Recently my kids admitted that they sometimes don't eat bananas and let them turn brown on purpose, knowing that I will use them to bake something. So I am always on the lookout for new banana recipes to try. Like most of the banana recipes I have previously posted, this cake recipe is one of those "what am I going to make with all these ripe bananas?" recipes. Do you have ripe bananas sitting on your counter? Give this Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake a try! It is a delicious alternative to banana bread and is just as simple to make.
As much as I enjoy making layer cakes, I love the simplicity of bundt cakes. Because of the beautiful shape of the pan, I often don’t add anything else to the cake. Yet if I want to, it is so easy to dress up a bundt cake with a simple glaze or a dusting of powdered sugar. My favorite bundt pan is my Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Bundt Pan. My cakes always turn out wonderfully when I use this pan. The cakes bake evenly and release easily out of the pan. Sometimes I grease and flour the pan, but I also get excellent results using a baking spray (which is what I used for this banana cake).
Do you have any favorite banana recipes?
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 bundt cake
Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze
Moist banana cake with chocolate chips, walnuts, and rum glaze.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 - 4 (about 1 1/4 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
- 1/2 - 1 tablespoon milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray bundt pan with baking spray.2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy; add the eggs and beat until combined.4. Add the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla and mix until combined.5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.6. Gently fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.7. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. 8. Cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.9. To make glaze, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla; gradually add the milk 1/2 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. 10. Pour glaze over cooled cake and serve.
Cake recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman.