Thursday, July 16, 2015

Banana Peanut Butter Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Here comes another great idea from the great group of BundtBakers. The topic for July was the combination of fruit and nuts chosen very cleverly by Shilpi of Simply Veggies. I get that the idea was probably to go for fresh fruits which is so widely available here as it is JULY... well, however.... as for ages I had wanted to try the combination of bananas and peanut butter (not to mention that I am a peanut butter addict), I decided to not to go for fresh fruits from our garden but rather to go to a store and buy bananas.. and then let them sit till they were almost black :)

Okay, let's get to the baking... One warning, the amounts below will give one really big bundt cake:

We will need:
- 370 g (2 and 1/2 cups) of all purpose flour
- 4 really ripe (almost black) bananas
- 130 g (a little bit less than 2/3 cup) of caster sugar
- 180 g (1/2 cup) of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 200 g (1/2 cup) of peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) of buttermilk
- 85 ml (1/3 cup) of vegetable oil
-  100 g of chocolate chips ( I do not have a measure in cups - I guess as much as you wish :))


1. All ingredients should be of room temperature. Preheat your oven at 200°C/390°F.

2. Mash the bananas and mix them with the peanut butter, carefully add remaining liquid ingredients - vanilla extract, buttermilk, oil, honey, sugar (ok, this is not a liquid ingredient exactly).

3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips.

4. Gently combine wet and dry ingredients - no hand mixer. Mix only until the dry ingredients are moistened, the final batter should be a little bit lumpy and not smooth. When you lift your spatula, the batter should fall down in pieces, it should not pour down in one stream. 

5. Bake for 15 minutes at 200°C/390°F. Then lower the temperature at 170°C/340°F and bake for another 30 - 40 minutes. When the cake seems ready, stick the fork or the toothpick in the center of it. If it comes out clear, the cake is baked. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then put a plate over it and carefully and with protecting gloves flip the pan so that the cake falls from it.

6. For decoration - optional: Melt 50 g of chocolate with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and pour this over the cooled bundt cake.

I think that this is my favourite bundt cake so far. Even after 3 days, it was still delicious  - this is THE magic which bananas do.

If you still haven't found (what you are looking for) your favourite bundt cake, check out the following:

  • Banana Monkey Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs at Los Chatos Chefs

  • Vegan Orange Ripple Rhubarb Cake with Pistachio Sauce from June at How to Philosophize with Cake
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    1. My hubby loves peanut butter anything, and this looks right up his alley!

    2. I choose banana too to make my bundt, just it´s delicious!

    3. I love the combination of banana and peanut butter. This sounds amazing!!

    4. This sounds heavenly~such a great combo. and a great idea! Yummo!

    5. What a terrific bundt! Love all the peanut butter in there :)

    6. Never tried Peanut Butter in cake... Must be tasting delicious...Thanks for participating..

    7. Peanut butter and banana, what a great fruit and nut combination, your cake looks very tender and tasty.

    8. Looove banana bundt cakes and also peanut butter bundts, so I am definitely going to try your recipe! Looks so moist and fluffy! :-)

    9. This is such a great recipe, I'll definitely have to give it a try next time I've "over-bought" bananas.

    10. Peanut butter, Banana = winning flavors!

    11. I love banana and peanut butter together and the thought never even occurred to me when Shilpi chose fruits and nuts duh!!!

    12. Peanut butter banana is a classic combination and your bundt looks absolutely divine. Wishing I had a slice for my bedtime snack!

    13. A great way to use all of my leftover bananas. Looks great!

    14. Can never go wrong with Peanut Butter and bananas. I always have some in the freezer. Now I have a new cake to try with it.

    15. Your bundt looks absolutely wonderful and I love your pan. xo, Catherine

    16. Wow what a great idea! I have to admit that I'm not a huge banana fan, but the peanut butter sure does sound good!

    17. Classic flavour combination! I'm a sucker for banana anything. This looks good.

    18. Looove banana bundt cakes , so I am definitely going to do your recipe! Looks so delicious and fluffy! :-)
      regards from lamejormanera

    19. Nice recipe, thank You Jenny! I have "fed" several people with this cake already, and even those love it, who generally dont like peanut butter that much. good job! Cheers.

      1. :) I am happy you tried it and that it was good :) cheers