I thought I had a Bundt pan but couldn’t find one in the cupboards. Then the beau said he found it in my garage when he cleaned it out for me one day. (Is that the best beau or what? Especially if you had seen a picture of my garage before he cleaned it out and organized it…) It was on the top shelf of the cabinet he put in my garage.
I asked him to take it down for me because I was afraid spiders and bugs might have nested in it. I don’t do well with spiders and bugs, obviously. And what do you know; I did have a Bundt pan! And a pretty nice one at that!
This recipe was soo easy – just loved the simplicity of it! I think I’ll need to get bigger bowls because this batter almost was too much for my largest bowl.
I love bananas and boy, did the batter not only smell good – it tasted good too! Amazingly, the majority of the batter made it into the Bundt pan. I baked this at the beau’s house so when I tapped the Bundt pan on the countertop, he kind of scolded me. My Bundt pan is made of cast iron I’m thinking because when I tapped it, it made a pretty loud smack against the countertop. I promised to be more careful and put that pan in the oven.
The batter smelled good, but man, when it was baking in the oven, it smelled even better! I love banana bread but have never had banana bread so was kind of wondering how it would turn out and what the difference would be.
I guess promises were meant to be broken after all because when I flipped the cake after it had cooled for 30 minutes, the pan slipped out of my hands and smacked the countertop again. I had to flash the beau my pearly whites and really promise this time to be more careful and show him there were no gouges in his countertop. =)
Instead of putting the lemon glaze on top, I thought I’d go a little wild (HAH!) and try Dorie’s bittersweet chocolate ganache as a glaze instead. I made a half recipe and didn’t even use all of it for the glaze. My glazing skills are a bit non-existent but that’s okay, the extra stuff is good for finger licking…
I tried a small slice before going to bed and mmmmmmm. It turns out I love banana Bundt cake too! I think the main difference is that the cake is more moist than the bread. And I hate to admit this, but I think the ganache was overkill. There’s nothing I like better than eating a fresh banana with Hershey’s kisses, but with this cake I think the lemon glaze would have been better or even naked.
I think this would be a great Christmas gift as mini-Bundt cakes! I usually give away mini loaves of banana bread so mini-Bundt cakes would be so much more cuter!
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