Tuesday, August 4, 2009

TWD: Classic Banana Bundt Cake

Classic Banana Bundt Cake with Nutella Frosting

Bundt cakes hold a special place in my heart. My Mama is a great cook, and I learned to cook from her. She can turn any mundane dish into something spectacular, but my Mama is no baker. One of my earliest memory is my Mama making a Pineapple Bundt Cake, and burning it (LOL), yet I remember it to be one of the best cake I've ever had. She told me that she was making it specially for me. Funny, that was the first and last time I remember her baking (LOL).

This is my first Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) entry, although, I have been reading most of the members' blogs for years now, and I have been using Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours for sometime. Her recipe for the Perfect Party Cake is the bomb! There is a running joke among my circle of friends that if I make a version of the "Perfect Birthday Cake" for your birthday, you are in the "inner circle" of the circle.

I am excited with the recipe chosen by Mary of The Food Librarian. I have this Terra Cotta Bundt Pan I haven't used since I acquired it, and I want to see how it fares compared to the Metal and Silicone Bundt Pans. I also have overripe bananas in my counter I need not be wasting.. so all is good! Now I think I hear the Nutella calling...

Mise en Place (minus the yogurt, which, I almost forgot)

Goodness (Banana Cake)
Yumminess (Nutella Frosting)

Drizzling yumminess over goodness!



  1. welcome to the group! looks like the terra cotta pan worked wonderfully!!

  2. Your terra cotta bundt pan is pretty and your cake looks great with the nutella frosting!

  3. Ooh, Nutella! You are a genius! I'll have to try that.

  4. I love that you added Nutella to the cake. It's a great idea for the finish and it looks so very, very good.

  5. Thanks, everyone. Thank you, Dorie.

  6. Welcome to TWD!! I just want to drink that nutella frosting... can you mail some to me?? ;)

  7. Nutella frosting!! OMG! That's so amazing I don't even know what to think. Yum!

  8. It looks like your terra cotta bundt pan worked beautifully. I have to agree with everyone else here -- the Nutella sounds like a fabulous match for the banana cake!

  9. Where did you get your terracotta cake pan. I have been looking for one for a long time and cannot find it. Thanks.