Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Banana Bundt Cake for Fantasical Food Fight

It's time for the Fantastical Food Fight hosted by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing. 
This month theme or food I should say is all about Bananas.   The 21st of the month is the International Banana Festival and it's being celebrated in not only Fulton, KY but also in South Fulton, TN.  I wonder how close those places are to each other.  I guess I could google it, but I want to finish off here before I get distracted, again. 
I was inspired by this recipe Banana Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze from Celebrating Sweets
And then I played.
I think I've been watching too many episodes of the Great British Bake Off Master Class, cause Mary Berry keeps giving me ideas.  In this case I actually beat the egg whites and then folded them in for a lighter touch to the cake. It worked. 
This is also the cake I made for the Legion Cake Raffle a couple weeks ago.  I bake and donate a cake every other week for them to raffle off.  The money raised goes to various needed projects in our community.   The people who win the cake usually share it, but sometimes they take it home and keep it all to themselves.  And that's what the winner did last week.  He took it home. 

I made a killer toffee sauce to pour over it, and in fact, cheated a little and took some of the batter and baked it in a small (4inch) springform pan.  And I'm so glad I did.
Cause that way I got to taste it and I can say without any doubt, I'm making this again.  I poked holes in the cake before pouring the hot toffee sauce over it, thinking it might make the sauce soak in, but instead it soaked in from the bottom and after taste testing it I got a WOOHOOOO sugar rush.
And I'm making this again, just as soon as I get a stash over overripe bananas in the freezer, I'm thinking I should have enough by next week...

Yield: 12 servings

Banana Bundt Cake

prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins
This cake is nothing like regular Banana Bread. It's not that dense and holds up beautifully.


3 cup AP flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 cup Salted Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3 large eggs, separated
4 large bananas, mashed
1 cup sour cream

Toffee Sauce
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 12 cup bundt pan.  Set aside.
Separate the eggs, and beat the egg whites until stiff.  Set aside while you prepare the rest.   Mix the dry ingredients together, set aside  while you cream the butter, sugar and egg yolks together, until the sugar has broken down a little.  Add the mashed bananas and mix well.  Then add the sour cream and flour in two parts, alternating each one.   At the end, fold in the egg whites, carefully but making sure to blend them without leaving any little bits of egg.   Pour the batter into the bundt pan and smooth the top a little. 
Bake for 55 minutes and check for doneness after 50 minutes, increasing the baking time by 5 minutes at a time.  
Turn out onto a wire rack and remove the pan.  Let cool. 

 Make the toffee sauce while the cake is baking.    In a large sauce pan or pot, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the brown sugar.  Whisk together until the butter and sugar are well combined, let it cook for 3-4 minutes, then whisk in the heavy cream.  Continue to cook, letting it come to a boil.  Stir it constantly and let it continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes or so.   Take off of heat and allow it to cool.   This mixture will bubble up and almost double in size as it's cooking so it helps to have it in a larger pot than you think you'll need. 

As soon as the cake is cooled, pour the still warm toffee sauce over the cake in a pleasing pattern and serve.  If you wish you can keep some of the sauce back to serve with the cake. 
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  1. These must have been super moist with the sour cream and a lot of banana in it... I so love the topping...

    1. It was very moist, nothing like a banana bread and with the toffee sauce, deadly. Well, delicious.

  2. That is a great idea Sid, about baking a small cake when you make a Bundt that needs to go to a potluck or event. I always just keep my fingers crossed that it will taste good LOL

    1. I did it so that the bundt cake wouldn't overflow, lol. But am going to be doing this from now on. I made a Lemon cake last week, and did the same thing, and I'm just doing that from now on. Besides which, this way I get to taste the cake as well. Win win situation.

  3. What a great idea to make a little "reserved" cake for tasting! This one sounds amazing with that killer toffee sauce!

    1. It seems like my bundt cakes like to overflow, so from now on, I'm making me a 'personal' cake. The sauce though, OMG was so good.

  4. those towns are right across the border from each other. i live in nashville so i definitely looked up directions to see how far away i am. it's about 2 1/2 hours so doable. not this year but sometime in the future. this cake looks fantastic!

    1. A little too far north for me to travel but what a fun idea. The cake was very tasty.

  5. I think attending the banana festival would be super fun! This cake sounds super yummy! I love banana in baked goods.

    1. I think so as well. The cake was good, and even better with the toffee sauce on it. I'm not super fond of banana in baked goods, but this is not the last time I make this cake.

  6. A small taste tester cake is so smart! I'd love a slice with a hot cup of coffee!

    1. From now on I'm baking a 'personal' cake each time. And next time, I'll have some with a cup of coffee.

  7. This cake looks so good! That toffee!! Yes, please.

    1. Honestly, I could have just eaten the toffee sauce all by itself, but I restrained myself and actually poured it on the cake (s).

  8. Your Banana Bundt Cake look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  9. Looks PERFECTLY banana-licious!! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy! PINNING!


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