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Caramelised banana bundt cakes

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 by in Recipes | 1 comment

Every baker has a go to banana cake. It’s a staple. A classic. An excellent solution to the problem of overripe bananas.

Now, I don’t want to tell you that you’ve been doing banana cake wrong for years but I will say that there is a very simple way to lift your banana cake game. Bake the bananas.

Baking or caramelising bananas releases natural sugar in the fruit. It can turns your baking from a bog standard banana affair into a fudgy banana bonanza. As Gwen Stefani said, allegedly in reference to the below recipe, this sh*t is bananas.

Makes 12 mini bundt cakes

Caramelised banana cakes

20 grams of brown sugar

1 medium banana (ripe)

100 grams of plain flour

½ teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon of baking soda

½ teaspoons of salt

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

50 grams of butter (softened)

50 grams of brown sugar

50 grams of caster sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon of vanilla bean paste

55 millilitres of buttermilk

Make the caramelised banana cakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Peel the banana and split it down the middle. Place the banana on a baking tray and sprinkle with 20 grams of brown sugar. Bake the banana for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once the banana is cooled, place it in a small bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. Grease a mini Bundt tin.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
  7. Add the brown sugar and caster sugar to the butter and cream for 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  8. Slowly add the vanilla bean paste and egg to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until combined.
  9. Add the caramelised banana. Mix until combined.
  10. Add the flour mixture in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk until combined.
  11. Evenly divide the cake batter between the mini Bundt pan.
  12. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out of the centre of the cakes clean. Set aside to cool.
  13. Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar.

1 Comment

  1. <3

    I think I could do this one!

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