I am so excited that I have been able to join the BundtaMonth group. This group formed out of the love of bundt cakes and, seriously, who doesn't love a good cup of coffee and a slice of bundt cake? It would seem that I joined right at the right time as they are celebrating their anniversary so the theme is "fancy". I look forward to both baking along with the group and getting to know everyone a little better.
To be honest I was a little nervous about what I should bake to celebrate this occasion. You know, kind of like the first day of school or a new job where you want to make a good impression and fit in with everyone? Since I had recently purchased a new cookbook, The Australian Women's Weekly 100 Classic Cakes, and I am originally from Australia, I thought it would be fun to see if I could find something there that might work. There were a couple that caught my eye but I finally settled on the Banana-Caramel Bundt Cake. Splitting a bundt into three layers and smothering each one with banana and dulce de leche seemed to suggest a special occasion.
If you have not had the pleasure of tasting dulce de leche I suggest you immediately go out and find it, and then try not to just stick your spoon in and eat it straight from the can. Dulce de leche has only recently become available in my area, but if you cannot find it there is a method to make it from a can of condensed milk. One time I even made it without even knowing as I left a can of condensed milk in the back of a warm cupboard and when I opened it I found it had become dulce de leche.
The original recipe for this Banana-Caramel Bundt Cake did include whipped cream in the layers too, but I was not intending to eat the cake the same day so I omitted this. After slicing a small piece I will say that I found the cake a little on the dry side. To alleviate this problem I will probably substitute the milk for some buttermilk to see if it can add some moistness to the cake. Other than that it was quite decadent.
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- Simple rule: Bake us a fancy bundt
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And don't forget to check out the wonderful "fancy" bundts baked by my fellow BundtaMonth bakers in celebration of our anniversary.
- Banana-Caramel Bundt Cake by Felice at All That's Left Are The Crumbs
- Caramel Latte Bundt Cake by Heather at Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Chocolate and Wine Bundt from Holly at A Baker's House
- Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt Cake by Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
- Devil's Food Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze by Lora at Cake Duchess
- Funfetti Pudding Cake by Kate at Food Babbles
- Hong Kong Chiffon Mini Cakes by Kim at Ninja Baking
- Lemon Frangipane Bundt Cake by Paula at Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Little Bundt Pound Cakes by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
- Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Bundt by Anita at Hungry Couple
- Rose Mini Bundt Cakes by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
- Simple Orange Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Streusel Apple Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Triple Chocolate Mini Bundts by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- White Chocolate Bundt with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting by Sandra at Sweet Sensations
Banana-Caramel Bundt Cake
(Printer Friendly Recipe)
- 6oz butter, softened
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- 2¼ cups self-rising flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups mashed banana
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 13.4oz can dulce de leche
- 1 large banana, thinly sliced
- powdered sugar to dust
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Spray a bundt pan with baking spray.
- In a large bowl place flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk in two parts, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Using a spatula, gently fold in the banana.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Rap the pan firmly on the counter to release any air bubbles.
- Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake until the cake is a deep golden color and a wooden skewer poked in the middle comes out just barely clean, about 50 minutes.
- Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- To assemble the cake thinly slice the banana. Split the cake into three layers and spread the bottom layer of the cake with half of the dulce de leche and top with half of the banana slices. Place the middle layer of the cake on top and repeat with the next layer using the remaining caramel and banana slices. Top with the remaining layer and dust with icing sugar before serving.
Recipe slightly adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly 100 Classic Cakes.