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Classic Banana Bundt Cake

This banana bundt cake recipe is definitely a keeper. As usual, I'd decided to alter the recipe a little by using less sugar (about 1/2 cup) to bake the cake. The cake turned out great! Do try the recipe. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Classic Banana Bundt Cake

(Printable Recipe)


3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Sticks (8 oz) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
2 Cups Sugar
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs, preferably at room temperature
About 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (you should have 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups)
1 Cup Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt


Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 350˚F. Generously butter a 9- to 10-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan. (If you use a silicone Bundt pan there’s no need to butter it.) Don’t place the pan on a baking sheet - you want the oven’s heat to circulate through the Bundt’s inner tube.

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.

Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the bananas. Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients (don’t be disturbed when the batter curdles), all the sour cream and then the rest of the flour mixture. Scrape the batter into the pan, rap the pan on the counter to de-bubble the batter and smooth the top.

Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted deep into the center of the cake comes out clean. Check the cake after about 30 minutes - if it is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with a foil tent. Transfer the cake to a rack and cool for 10 minutes before unmolding onto the rack to cool to room temperature.

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  1. Delish way to use up any ripe bananas. It looks very moist and tasty!

  2. I made this same recently recently. I agree -- definitely a keeper!

  3. This looks amazing! Do you think it would be as good with mini chocolate chips?

  4. @duodishes: Yes, the were moist and tasty.

    @Tracy: I'm glad you agree with me!

    @Jess LC: Thanks and yes, mini chocolate chips should be good or even better.

  5. Hi! I'm a new reader who stumbled across your blog when searching for bundt cake recipes. I tried this one out today and it came out delicious! Thanks!




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