Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Oh the mixed emotions of denial, guilt and excitement of having bananas lay dying right in front of you.

Several times you walk by and remind yourself "I have to eat one before it's too late" as you see their beautiful yellow skins start to speckle with brown flecks.

This twinge of guilt grows inside you as they get browner and browner.

But still you don't eat one.

Instead, you console yourself with "They will be so delicious to bake with now" but that day never seems to come.

Then just as they are almost black, like a superhero, you suddenly shrug off your lethargy.

Adrenaline kicks as your heart starts pumping.

You switch into full Emergency Baking Response (EBR) mode. Your fingers seem to have magical powers of their own as they fly over the keyboard frantically searching the web for a recipe rescue.

Not just any recipe. You need something ultra delicious to alleviate your guilt and compensate for letting those poor suckers die right in front of you.

You want to cling to the notion those brave and beautiful bananas were sacrificed for a noble cause.

In this case, oh they were... for a 

Banana Bunt Cake with Burnt Butter Frosting

It's a bit of a megillah to give credit for this recipe. The cake part is from Taste of Home. I found the recipe for the cake and the frosting on Amandascookin who said she found it on 3 Bs...Baseball, Baking & Books who said she found it on Bunny's Warm Oven who was the genius who put the brown butter glaze on it which she got from recipe Zaar.

Phew! I hope I got that right. Are you exhausted? I am.

But the cake was even easier to make. Result, moist, flavorful and delicious.

Except the sour cream, mix all wet ingredients together adding the egg yolks and vanilla separately. Then the mashed bananas:

Add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream.

Then stir in the walnuts.

Pour into a bunt pan and bake . Beautiful huh?

The glaze is relatively simple. Four ingredients: Butter, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla and Milk.
You do need to watch it while it cooks. I turned my back too long and...Well..

Those are flecks of vanilla bean in the frosting. Not really. But that's my story and I'm sticking to it.


  1. Love anything with bananas and this sounds/looks yum!

  2. Oh my gosh. I want to grab a piece of it and mash it into a ball and eat it. Brown butter glaze- I need to perform a skin graft on this icing and eat directly off the cake. Then after these two food rituals I can finally eat this with a fork.

  3. At least bananas are the one thing that you can eat when they go 'bad'. That's quite a good thing to have in your corner when it's time to bake!

  4. willy, you have out done thyself!


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