Banana Bundt Cake SliceWhat should you do when you have three seriously overripe bananas on your counter? Those bananas that someone just added to last week’s grocery list but then never got around to eating? You make banana bread, of course! Mushy brown produce is finally good for something.  Don’t throw them away.  Instead, mash them up and toss them into your favorite quick bread recipe.

Or bundt cake recipe, in this case.  I really don’t enjoy banana without some form of chocolate or peanut butter. Or both. (Actually I had a phase where I didn’t eat them at all. It only lasted a decade or so.) So, I had to give this bundt cake recipe a minor makeover with the addition of a nutella ribbon floating through the center of the cake. Oh, and some sweet peanut butter glaze poured all over the top and down the sides of this beautifully shaped bundt.

Banana Bread Nutella Bundt Cake

You may not be able to tell, but my greatest fear (at least pertaining to bundt cakes) is baking up a dry bundt.  No one likes a cake that causes near choking.  Nor should you like a cake that requires excessive chewing in order to swallow.  Bundt cake should be moist and delicate with just a slightly crisp exterior.  I promise, I made sure that this version fit the standard.  The cake base contains plenty of butter and sour cream to counter the dry ingredients.  The nutella ribbon helps to moisten the very center of the cake.  And, just to ensure that the outer edge stays moist, I doused it with that delectable peanut butter glaze.  No way this bundt could be too dry!

Peanut Butter Glazed Banana Nutella Bundt Cake

Peanut Butter Glazed Banana Nutella Bundt Cake

Ingredients

Bundt Cake

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 overripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cups nutella (melted)

Peanut Butter Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Bundt Cake
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with non-stick spray.
2. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium high heat until butter begins to boil. Continue cooking until butter begins to brown, stirring occasionally to get brown bits up from bottom of pan. Once butter is an even golden brown, remove from heat and let cool.
3. Whisk together melted butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then vanilla extract and bananas.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
5. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Then, add the sour cream, and then the remaining dry ingredients.
6. Pour half of the batter into the bundt pan, spread with a spatula to evenly distribute. Spoon melted nutella evenly onto the batter, in a ring shape. Pour the remaining batter on top.
7. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack to finish cooling.
Peanut Butter Glaze
8. In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla. Pour all over top of bundt cake. Let dry slightly before serving

I love bundt cakes because they always have such striking presentation but with hardly any effort.  This is a perfect addition to the breakfast table along with a hot cup of fresh-brewed coffee.  Or bring it to your next 8 AM meeting and give your co-workers another reason to love you.  If you like to eat healthy foods for breakfast, which I guess is acceptable, then make this for a fall weekend treat.  It’s a great ending to a hearty dinner, and has something for everyone.  Nutella, peanut butter, and banana bread lovers rejoice! This bundt cake is for you.  It’s a great way to start and finish your day, and ensures that you’ll never have to waste week old brown bananas again!

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3 Responses to Peanut Butter Glazed Banana-Nutella Bundt Cake

  1. Miz Helen says:

    This is a beautiful Bundt Cake, we would really enjoy this combination of flavors. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Great minds think alike! I love the peanut butter in this, looks amazing.

  3. Irish Yankee says:

    I had the Mrs. Make the bundt cake and it was awesome!

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