Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake (The Boondt)

Inspired by the Big Fat Greek Wedding, I pulled out my old bundt cake pan which I probably have not used in at least over 20 years. Still looks great, nice design, and sturdy. Cannot find another today exactly like that. Fire engine red, kind of wearing out, but the inside is solid non-stick, and it's really heavy duty. Actually someone gave me any idea to bake a whole chicken in the bundt, standing it upright. Not a bad idea, but somehow, I'd feel weird baking a cake in it afterwards. Certain wares, are made for certain things, and not to be used for anything else. I would not be able to get the propped up chicken out of my mind, next time I would bake a cake...also knowing that certain family members are vegetarian, and I could not lie to them that prior to the cake a chicken was basking in it, in the oven.
Getting back to the "Boondt." I loved the movie, and loved that one particular scene, where the future mother-in-law brings a bundt cake to the engagement party of the Greek family. Here's an excerpt from the scene.
Toula’s father introduces each and every family member to Millers and when all the introductions are through, Mrs. Miller holds out a bundt cake. Completely confused, Toula’s mother asks, “What’s this?”
“It’s a bundt cake.” Mrs. Miller says.
Completely dumbfounded, Toula’s mother repeats, “Boondt?”
Yes, Bundt.”
“Boondt?”
“BUNDT!!!”
Oh…It’s a cake!” She finally confirms. “This cake has a hole in it…”
 
So, without further adieu...let me introduce you to my BOONDT...Bundt Cake!







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Did I forget to mention, that this wonderful Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake, is topped with a yummy Caramel glaze? It is so easy to make, just like the cake too. Like I mentioned in previous banana bread recipes, I always have extra bananas left over, and when it gets down to the "magic 3" amount, and it has little brown spots on them, it's time to make something with it.


Hi Friends!
Yesterday, I was gone all day, and just now, I noticed I wiped out the entire photos, and recipes...so now I have to start back again to copy from my scribbled note the recipe, all over again.

Also, thanking everybody for the nice comments, regarding my BOONDT...bundt cake, with the caramel icing. The cake is all gone now, so on to my next adventure. So sorry, for any inconvenience, here's the recipe once more.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
3 ripe bananas mashed
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz pkg. Nestle semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease, and flour a 12 cup bundt pan. (you can use the cooking spray for baking)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and dash of salt. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, butter, and the eggs, with an electric mixer, till nice and creamy. In a small bowl, mash the bananas. Add the ingredients from the medium bowl, which has the egg mixture, to the flower mixture, and mix at a low speed to combine. Now, mix in the bananas, the heavy cream, and the vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, by hand, and mix lightly. Pour into the bundt pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Lower temperature to 325 degrees, and bake for an additional 30 minutes, Top should be a nice golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before flipping cake over, on a plate. Cool for another 10 minutes, before drizzling on the glaze. Serve 6 regular sizes, or 8 larger slices.

Caramel Glaze


1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, melt sugar with the butter, on medium high heat, until it comes to a bubble. Add the cream, and vanilla, and lower the heat. Keep stirring until it thickens, and comes to a bubble. It should get a nice amber color, thick and gooey! Immediately take it off the heat, and with a soup spoon, start drizzling the cake evenly, all around. It will set in a few minutes, and will have a beautiful shine to it from the butter, and the cream. The flavor of the caramel, banana, and chocolate chips, will be fantastic.







   
 


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19 comments:

  1. I love the combination of banana and chocolate, but have never tried it in a bundt cake before. Yours looks fantastic!

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  2. Wowsers...that looks amazing! So many yummy things rolled into one :)

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  3. caramel...woooww am in.
    looks great..:)))

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  4. Wow now that is a bundt or boondt cake!, hehe it was a funny exchange.

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  5. Wow, that looks amazing! So delicious.

    Dimah
    http://orangeblossomwater.net

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  6. Looks good...after I recover from this past weekend's baking, maybe I'll give this one a whirl. I have a very neglected bundt pan somewhere in my kitchen...

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  7. ohh yummm! i recently made some chocolate banana bread, but a bundt cake sounds DELISH!

    -amanda
    www.seegirlcook.com

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  8. Yum! The caramel glaze looks incredible. And the chocolate and bananas don't hurt my feelings either!!
    I have my grandma's very old bundt pan, with the orange paint peeling down the sides, and it makes me think about her every time I use it.

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  9. omg- that scene from the movie Totally Cracks me up!!! Your cake looks absolutely fabulous!

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  10. LOL at the conversation between Toula and mother-in-law...so a cake with a hole in it sounds a perfect explanation.
    The bundt cake looks delish!

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  11. Me encantaa el pan de platano. Nunca lo he hecho con caramelo
    Beso

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  12. I apologize to all of you for not responding back to your comments. Thank you, for your nice comments.

    Yesterday, I wiped out all the photos, and the recipe on the Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake, because when I tried to fix the problem of that page overlapping the comments, it wiped everything out. Logging on with the Internet Explorer, instead of the Mozilla Firefox, which gives more options, but does not detect any of the distorted issues which E does, makes it that much more difficult for me to correct.

    I checked out all of your blogs, and followed the ones I could, and also commented on your beautiful unique blogs, and recipes. I am so grateful to have you all, as my Foodie friends, and will continue to share posts, and recipes with you, in addition to having you share your recipes and beautiful photos with me as well.

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  13. Ana,
    El platano es diferente del banano, o está alli un receta para un pan platano maduro? Si ha trataré he hacerlo. Amo el caramelo con helado sobre todo!
    Beso!

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  14. Angie,
    Ich versuchte ihrem blog zu folgen, aber die Google Nachricht sagte das der URL zu gross ist um in einer prozession zu gehen!

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  15. Yum!! Your boondt cake looks delicious! :D

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  16. What a lovely cake! Banana and chocolate never go wrong!

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  17. This looks so good! My honey loves bananas. I can't wait to make this for him.

    And thanks for visiting my site too! I always put a little vinegar in my pie crust for tenderness. I hope you like it!

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  18. Oh yummmm, this chocolate chip banana cake looks amazing and the lemon bars, I'm glad we met, your blog have loads of yummy goodies. And the black cat on the side .... how cute.

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  19. Thank you so much for commenting, from all my Foodbuzz friends. You are all so great.

    Chefwanabe-I absolutely love your blog too, and all your beautiful photos, with your recipes. He, he, oh yes, the BLACK little cat- He looks so cute on the side. I have to cats myself, they are so cute too!

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