This week's TWD recipe was chosen by the wonderful Mary, The Food Librarian. Mary is a bundt cake enthusiast, and she picked a fabulous one this week!
I have a couple of mini bundt cake pans that I should have been really excited to use, but for some reason I was feeling a strong pull to do a full-size bundt cake. Just when I could feel myself falling deep into that "obsessing over something that really and truly does not matter" abyss, I realized that I had two, count 'em two, overripe bananas. Since the full recipe calls for four bananas, my decision suddenly became easy: I would make half of the recipe and use my mini bundt pans.
The cakes came together easily, and rose very well, well past the rim of the pan:
Of course, when I took those cakes out of the pan and turned them over, they had a distinctly Weeble-ish quality to them:
Fortunately, Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.
And neither did my mini banana cakes.
This was not some ordinary banana bread. The banana flavor was just right -- not too overpowering, not too subtle -- and the texture was moist but not overly dense. It was simple and delicious. I glazed two of my four mini cakes with the lemon glaze that Dorie mentions in "playing around." David thought the glaze really complemented the cake nicely. And my almost-two year old so loved this cake that she was inspired to string a few words together: "ah wah mo kay" (translation: "I want more cake.")
Thanks for this fantastic pick, Mary! I will definitely make this one again, for reals.
I am particularly happy to have made such a stellar recipe to celebrate this, my 100th post! I will save my
Thanks Di, I've been loving my book!
But if you win, you could pick out any cookbook (or heck, any kind of book, or even a board game -- I won't tell) you'd like! I'm offering one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or another online bookseller of your choice that facilitates easy* (*in my sole and complete discretion) online giftcard transactions.
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Thanks for playing along! And thanks again, Mary, for choosing one seriously delicious banana bundt cake!