Banana Bread Bundt Cake
Banana bread is an awesome way to use up those leftover bananas that have been hanging in the fruit basket for a few days too long. If you’re like me, you tend to stick with the traditional banana bread or banana muffins (which are actually my personal favorite), but sometimes we just need to change it up. Here, you can transform your usual banana bread into a beautiful bundt cake. If you want to really dress it up, drizzle a sweet brown sugar icing on top of it…now you have something that you can proudly show off in your cake dish.
⏱️ 1.5 hours
Banana Bread Cake
- 3 c all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c butter, softened
- 1 2/3 c white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
Brown Sugar Icing
- 1/4 c butter
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2/4 c powdered sugar
- 1/4 c walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350º. Butter Bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixer bowl with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar at medium speed. Scrape bowl as needed.
- Add vanilla, followed by eggs–adding only one egg at a time.
- Add and fully incorporate bananas.
- Add half of the dry ingredients, followed by sour cream, and finally, the remainder of the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly
- Place batter into prepped bundt pan. Gently slide and tap pan on the counter to remove air bubbles. Place into the oven and bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. You may gently cover with foil if cake is browning too quickly.
- Allow cake to cool just enough to handle before loosening sides with a spatula and removing cake. Cool completely before topping with icing.
- Combine butter, sugar, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. While whisking, bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
- Vigorously whisk vanilla, followed by powdered sugar into the saucepan until a just slightly thickened icing develops.
- Immediately drizzle icing over cake and top with pecans.
This banana bread cake really looks so pretty sitting on the counter top in a cake dish, but it likely won’t stick around long enough. It’s tough to eat just one piece. If you are serving this up as a treat for a group, make sure to grab your slice quickly, because it will all be gone before you know it!
Recipe adapted from Celebrating Sweets