Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Classic Banana Bundt Cake.....

Mary of The Food Librarian chose Classic Banana Bundt Cake on page 190, from the book Banking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This was so good, no beyond good, it was GREAT!!! Moist, pronounced banana flavor and just a perfect bundt cake. I made a half recipe with my mini bundt pan, it holds 6 cups, and I had no overflow problems. The cake released perfectly, something I have always worried about with bundt pans until I found the "end all" pan release recipe. I have used this release for about 9 months and it has yet to fail me, if you would like to try it out here it is; you can make as much as you like, just keep the proportions the same.


1 part canola oil
1 part flour
1 part vegetable shortening

Mix together and store in your pantry, if it separates, just remix. For dark cakes you can use cocoa powder instead of flour. I find combining the flour with the shortening first then adding the oil makes mixing much easier.


I suppose I could have cleaned the crumbs off the cake plate for the picture, but why wast such yummy crumbs? After I packed the cake for DH to take to work (seriously, I could have eaten the whole cake myself), I licked the plate clean!!! This is a definite keeper, and I still have 3 ripe bananas; I think I will try some mini loaf pans next. Thanks to Mary for picking such a great recipe!

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Your cake looks terrific! I made a half recipe too but I made mini bundts. I really enjoyed this recipe too!

spike. said...

It was great! I like your trick for easy release

chocolatechic said...

I agree.

Keep the crumbs.

TeaLady said...

That looks perfect.

Thanks for the 'release' recipe. I usually have trouble with bundt pans. Fortunately, not this time.

Great job.

Flourchild said...

Yum it looks like it turned out super yummy!I loved this recipe and plan to make it again!

Pamela said...

I really think this one is just about the perfect way to use up the ripe bananas! Nice job.

margot said...

Your cake looks fantastic! Interesting release method, I've been curious about the most effective way. I confess that I bought a six-cup Bundt pan specifically for this recipe, but I think I'll get good use out of it.

pinkstripes said...

yay! A bundt cake. Glad you liked it.

The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! And thanks so much for the quick release recipe!! Thanks for baking with me this week! - mary the food librarian

lasinthekitchen said...

Your banana bundt cake looks gorgeous! I love the light coloring - mine came out pretty dark.
Thanks for the release recipe! I was lucky this time but it's good to know a fool-proof option is available!