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.

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  4. I love Bundt cakes and this one sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. This cake sounds amazing!!! I love banana everything! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. This sounds good. I usually don't finish eating the bananas before they go bad.

  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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