What 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.
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!
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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