Saturday, October 2, 2010

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Mini Bundt Cakes

Sorry it's taken me so long to post these! I made these mini bundt cakes a couple of weeks ago to use up some overripe bananas I had. They've got a Pralinutta (same as Nutella but cheaper) "ganache" (really just warmed up Pralinutta with some water added) on top! The cakes came out so moist and delicious.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it's very versatile. You can add so many different things to it and have it still come out delicious. And, it doesn't have milk! I didn't have milk on hand at the time, so I was very excited to find this recipe.

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Mini Bundt Cakes (adapted from Serious Eats)

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter (I used I Can't Believe Its Not Butter)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt (I used Strawberry Banana Yoplait because it's what I had on hand)
  • 3 oz chopped chocolate (I of course used half a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease mini bundt cake tin with baking spray (I use Crisco Baking Spray). Beat butter with mixer until creamy. Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then the egg, beating for about 1 minute. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the banana mash. Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients (don't be surprised if the batter curdles), all the sour cream or yogurt, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate by hand. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake the little cakes for about 28 to 32 minutes (my oven cooks faster then this, I just always take them out when I can smell them). Transfer the tin to a cooling rack for around 3 minutes, then gently turn them out of the tin (I place a clean dish towel on top of the tin, then flip quickly and carefully onto the table). Cool to room temperature on a rack. The cakes will keep at room temperature if stored tightly for 2 to 3 days, or you can freeze them for up to 2 months.

Happy Baking!


  1. wanted to thank you for this idea:o) I just got one of these pans for Christmas from my hubby.I had another idea for a pina colada cake that I make a lot in the summer and it would work pretty good for these pans. its a pina colada cake- yellow cake mix,crushed pineapple,rum, topping-coconut pecan frosting, (option-drizzle with some more rum) top with a cherry, will fit rite in the top divit of the mini bunt cakes, there's my share bake for the idea you gave me :o)

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