{banana bundt with chocolate ganache}

I’m guilty of buying bananas thinking that I will be good and eat them all before they start to over-ripen….who isn’t!?!? Fast forward a few days past purchasing and you’ve got four bananas that are begging to be used. This was me yesterday! Just like that, it was time for baking. I have a really tasty and trusted banana bread recipe that I normally use, but I really wanted to try something new. I checked out a bunch of sources, but settled on bundt cake recipe that can be found here. I modified the recipe just a tad to suit my liking. I’m loving the base of this recipe and am looking forward to trying some variations.

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Here’s what you’ll need for the cake: 

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 large bananas

Steps to follow: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and throughly spray a 10-inch bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs. Once mixed well, add oil.
  5. Stir in a third of the flour mixture, then add yogurt.
  6. Continue to add another third of flour mixture, then add banana.
  7. Mix in the rest of your flour mixture.
  8. Spread batter into pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool cake in pan for 20 minutes, then turn onto wire rake to finish cooling.
  10. Pour Chocolate Ganache over top and let naturally cover cake, enjoy! 🙂

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Here’s what you’ll need for the ganache: 

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps to follow: 

  1. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl, set aside.
  2. Heat heavy cream over medium heat until bubbles just start to form on top.
  3. Pour heavy cream over chocolate chips and let stand for 30 seconds.
  4. Whisk mixture until smooth.

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I think you’ll find that it is relatively quick and easy to make, and has the option to be very versatile. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as I do! 🙂

best, courtney

 

 

 

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