Monday, April 23, 2018

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


Sometimes, you look around the kitchen and think "Those bananas have got to be used. And don't I still have an abundance of chocolate chips left over from Christmas baking?" And that's how this cake came about. Of course, Bundt cakes always serve a lot of people, which can be a big plus.

I often don't like cakes when they're warm. But this one was best right out of the oven. The kitchen smelled heavenly of bananas, and I barely had time to pour the glaze over it before we cut it and started snacking. The following day, after a night in the fridge, it was still good, but more like the consistency of banana bread.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened + extra for pan
2 cups sugar + extra for pan
3 eggs, room temperature
3 very ripe bananas
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Butter the Bundt pan and sprinkle with sugar. Treat sugar as you would flour, shaking it all over the pan. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt with a fork. Set aside. Cream the butter with the sugar. Mix on high speed for at least one minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in the bananas. (If they are soft, you can add them whole and beat.) Add part of the flour mixture on slow, then add part of the sour cream. Alternate adding flour and sour cream until they are incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat well for at least one to two minutes. Pour into Bundt pan. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let it rest on a rack for about 10 minutes. Loosen any parts that might be stuck to the pan around the outer and inner edges. Flip onto a cooling rack.

Chocolate Glaze

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Place all ingredients into a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave 30 seconds. Remove and try to stir with a fork. It's okay to stir the chocolate until it melts. If it's too hard, microwave for 10 seconds. When satiny smooth, pour over cooled Bundt cake.

Butter and sugar the pan!
The batter is thick.


Yum! 
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51 comments:

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  4. I love Bundt cakes and this one sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  6. I just got my first Bundt pan & this looks like the perfect place to make my first Bundt cake. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. This cake will be just the thing for my languishing bananas. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail(.)com

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  11. The cake sounds delish! As it happens, I've got some bananas I need to use up. I think I know what I'll be doing with them. Thanks for the chance to win! bunkielisa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Bananas are one fruit I usually have around our house that doesn't usually get eaten as quick as other fruit and end up being thrown out. This is a wonderful idea to use them. Thanks also for the opportunity to enter your giveaway since you all are some of my favorite writers to follow. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. This cake sounds amazing!!! I love banana everything! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  14. This sounds good. I usually don't finish eating the bananas before they go bad. sieberttracy@gmail.com

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  15. Necessity (and kitchen abundance) is the mother of invention.
    Nicely played.
    The photo from above is really nice.
    Any idea why the cake looks shorter than the usual bundt cakes?
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  16. Looks and sounds yummy! And I always have bananas and chocolate chips.

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  20. Sheila Siarkiewicz. The recipe sounds delicious! May just have to try it. generallylost@hotmail.com

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  23. That bundt cake looks delicious. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe.
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  25. Recipe sounds delicious! musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Oh yummmmm! Looks so good.
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  27. Looks delicious
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  32. Sorry but I don't like bananas in anything except banana splits! I like a plain banana once in awhile too. Guess I'm just odd that way. ;)
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  33. Looks yummy. Going to try that this wkend. Thanks for the chance

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  34. What a great sounding recipe! I'll have to try this and share with my co-workers. Thanks for the giveaway as well! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. This looks like a great cake for monther's day, maybe I'll try it out for this year. Thanks for the giveaway chance! scoobyfrg@yahoo.com

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  37. Looks yummy - would like a piece right now!

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  38. Looks delicious, Krista! I keep a stash of softened bananas in the freezer all the time for just these kinds of treats when the mood strikes or I need a quick dessert. I nuke them and the still warm 'nanas make moist cakes and breads. Thanks.
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  41. Trying this cake this weekend for a birthday party, thank you for the recipe! I might make two and turn them into a giant donut with the chocolate in between and on top. =) konecny7@gmail.com

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  42. Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake sounds lip smacking good! Who says you have to wait for extra bananas? This sounds like a go buy bananas to make this cake type recipe. :) I will for sure trying this recipe.

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  43. Yay! I found it! I absolutely love baking and will be trying this bunds cake later this week! Thanks for a chance to win! LaFonRC(at)aol.(com). Cake sounds good with tea and a cozy mystery!

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win a book! I love Bundt cakes. I grew up with them, as the headquarters of NordicWare is in Minneapolis, so everybody made them when I was much younger. The old fashioned Harvey Wallbanger is still my favorite. I'll have to try this one!

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  45. The cake looks delicious! I would have to modify and use a different pan. (I know someone who would eat this for breakfast because it is banana cake and therefore counts as a fruit.)

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  47. Bundy cakes are yummy. And less calories because the middle is missing, lol rosep@bayland.net

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  48. Ill have to share this recipe with my 13 year old son. He loves to cook cakes,pies and cobblers.Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. I love your books!!

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  49. Can't wait to try this Vegan style!
    Cheers~
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