Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

I think I am addicted to Bundt. I have been looking at bundt cake recipes since I made the root beer bundt cake last week. I saw this recipe and just could not resist the temptation to try it. The combination of chocolate and banana is lethally sinful !


1 ¾ cup flour
1 cup sugar
¾ cup non-dutched cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
3 mashed bananas, VERY RIPE
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp almond or vanilla extract ( I omitted this by mistake)

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray

2.In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt

3.In a large bowl, blend buttermilk, bananas and brown sugar. Add egg , then stir in oil and almond extract. This large bowl will be very runny

4.Gently add flour mixture to liquid, mixing until just combined. Some lumps are good, but make sure to fully incorporate

5. Pour into bundt pan and bake about 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

6.Let cool on wire racks for 20 minutes and then remove from pan. Let cool fully on wire racks

I used the Hershey's recipe for the glace
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating with whisk until smooth. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency. About 2/3 cup glaze


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