Monday, March 23, 2009

Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake w/ Brown Butter Glaze


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My most favorite food aroma coming from my oven is apples and cinnamon, my next favorite is banana cake. Oh the wafting that was going on in my kitchen today!   To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

This is a very moist dense banana cake made with shortening, 1 1/4 cups of mashed bananas and a cup of sour cream. The kids loved it! The recipe called for walnuts in the cake but hubby doesn't like them so I decided to make a nutty tasting brown butter glaze to put on top. This little gem came from Taste Of Home website and is totally worth your time. It's easy and delicious, it doesn't get any better than that!



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Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Taste Of Home
Ingredients:

1/3 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups Domino® or C&H® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Powdered Sugar
Directions: In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add bananas and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Brown Butter Glaze
RecipeZaar

For Glaze
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons milk


For glaze:
In a medium bowl, add powdered sugar.
Place butter in a small saucepan. Melt butter over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
Remove from heat and pour butter into the bowl of powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla, stir until smooth.

58 comments:

Kaitlin said...

That's a dinner and desert I would LOVE to have!! It looks fantastic.

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MaryBeth said...

Both really look good but I think the cake really sounds fantastic.

Lucy said...

Very interesting chicken, cinnamon isn't what I associate with chicken, certainly sounds good! and.. oh that cake... now I want a slice! ;-)

Erin said...

OMGosh! Everything looks so good...I will definitely be trying both...I'm glad you tried it with chicken breast because that is something I always have on hand...as for the cake, now I know why I bought two bunches of bananas at Costco instead of one!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I saw that recipe on Oprah too and thought,,,,cinnamon on chicken, hmmm. I'm glad you tried it first, lol. Looks delicious!

noble pig said...

Oh dang a lang both sound delicious. The chicken and cake....OMG!

Meg said...

Yummy chicken! What an amazing cake. Look at that glaze.

Reeni♥ said...

I'm in heaven!! I love cinnamon chicken- this looks wonderful!! And oh-my-glory that cake is over the top- so pretty and scrumptious!!! Brown butter + Banana = heaven!!!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I saw that Oprah show, I was wondering how it would taste! Look at that cake!! Holy cow, that looks good!

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a fabulous meal! I'll have to give it a try!

Sharon said...

I'd give anything to come to dinner at your house. The chicken was already tempting, but then I saw the cake...yum!

bettyl said...

That looks wonderful! But, alas, here in NZ, shortening is not something generally found in stores. Could I just substitute real butter?

Donna-FFW said...

Where do I begin!! The chicken dish looks amazing, and sounds delciious! HOWEVER, that bundt cake is my kinda thing to bake! I am planning on doing that this weekend. I have nice black bananas just waiting to be used for this!! YUM!! Thanks!

Mimi said...

Good grief, what are you trying to do to me! Now I have to go out to get the ingredients to make that YUMMY goodie!

Elyse said...

Dinner and dessert! How fabulous! I love the idea of the cinnamon rub!! I can't wait to try this dish; it looks delicious. And of course, that bundt cake and glaze look awesome; I'm a sucker for a good bundt cake.

Marie said...

YUMMO Bunny!! Those both look and sound gorgeous!!

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Karen Brown Letarte said...

Oh, how pretty your chicken is! You are so funny: the bumper of a car! As I was reading about the cinnamon rub, I was thinking, oh, that's very Greek-- then I re-read the title of the recipe, duh! I love to use cinnamon in savory dishes. I used to put it in my mac and cheese and call it Greek Mac and Cheese! Yeah, I know I'm weird, but I enjoy experimenting with unexpected flavors. (Of course, if you are Greek, not unexpected at all.)

I'll have to be trying your glorious cake soon! I have a weakness for brown butter. Thanks for sharing your wonderful, delightful recipes!

Lori said...

What an amazing mix of flavors. From Cat's recipe to the cake with the glaze. Bunny, I think I gained some weight looking at it. SInce I have not had breakfast yet, I am totally drooling.

Cristine said...

I see both of these gracing my table in the near future. YUM!!! :)

Happy cook said...

Ilove chicken, and this dish is new to me but it looks so yumm and that cake wow that is just pure pleasure to have a sllice.

Debbie said...

I'm printing out both those recipes and trying them. I always have tons of bananas around and love banana bakes. The chicken sounds great too!

Theresa said...

I saw that episode too. When Cat mentioned cinnamon, I thought that was very interesting. Now I certainly have to try this. And that cake,I want some!

Elra said...

I never tried her recipe, but it does sound delicious.
Your banana cake look so tempting as well.
Cheers,
elra

Lynda said...

I saw that show and wondered what the chicken and cinnamon would taste like. It looks delicious! And that cake looks addictive! I'm going to make these soon!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, both recipes look FANTASTIC. I just bought some chicken breasts too but I think I'll be making the Cinnamon Chicken instead. And that bundt cake? Hold me back...I love anything with browned butter.

Great post!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would have never thought about cinnamon on chicken. How cool!

And I love that bundt cake. I want to try it!

Grace said...

'tis no surprise to me that cinnamon complements chicken--it's a powerful and magical ingredient.
meanwhile, that cake looks scrumptious, and the glaze deserves a bowl and a spoon itself. :)

Fran Z said...

Bunny, sounds great all around! I will have to try both!

Heather said...

at first i thought the bananas went with the chicken and i was a little scared! these sound delicious. that brown butter glaze has my full attention :)

ChefBliss.com said...

Okay, if this isn't creative I don't know what it. I was enjoying the chicken, thinking about the unique ingredient, and then I got to the cake and practically fell out of my chair!! As soon as we legalize sugar in my kitchen again this is what I'm making!! LOL!!!

Psychgrad said...

I caught the tail end of that Oprah episode. Was a bit skeptical about cinnamon and chicken...but good to hear your endorsement of it.

The bundt cake looks sinfully delicious. I could definitely envision myself returning for "just one more sliver".

Zesty Cook said...

oh my goodness! That cake is amazing :)

Kerstin said...

The chicken looks amazing - I love the addition of cinnamon too! The brown butter glaze sounds like it would compliment the cake perfectly!

Ivy said...

Cinnamon is used in Greek stews and in Cyprus we use cinnamon in nearly all our savory recipes. I just love it. That cake sounds delicious as well.

Maria said...

Wow, that cake looks good, the glaze is amazing!

The Food Librarian said...

Fantastic! I love both! That bundt cake looks divine!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

These recipes are winners as always. I really must try that chicken.

I loooovvvvee banana cake. The glaze is a nice touch.

Ingrid said...

The chicken and orzo dish sounds and looks yummy but now that banana cake, oh, my goodness, now THAT looks amazingly yummy! Ooo, and the glaze?! YUM! I can't wait to give that a try!
~ingrid

Katy said...

You make everything sound so good. I am starving looking at your pictures and reading your blog!

Daziano said...

That Bundt Cake looks really delicious!!!

Jacque said...

Oh my goodness! My knees were weak at the mention of brown butter glaze.

This chicken and cake both sound WONDERful!

Pumpkin said...

That chicken looks so delicious! I'd never thought of chicken and cinnamon together until I had chicken seasoned with cinnamon at a Morrocan restaurant. It's such a yummy and different combo.
I can't wait to try this.

thecleanveggie said...

oh goodness the bunt cake just sounds awesome!

Nazarina A said...

Hi Bunny,
I saw this on Oprah. Cat Cora is my favorite Iron chef.
I think Oprah would have loved your whole menu more though!

Katrina said...

Yum to the dinner and YUM-O to the dessert!

burpandslurp said...

MMMMMMM!!! I never thought of rubbing cinnamon on chicken before, but would LOVE to try this out! sounds amazing, and I can't even imagine the aroma that must be wafting from this dish! I'm glad to meet a cat cora fan. a lot of ppl don't seem to give her enough recognition and respct.

eatme_delicious said...

When I read the title of this post I thought you were combining chicken and bananas and cream bundt cake... Which would've been interesting! Anyway the cake looks deeelicious.

Dragon said...

You're right the chicken does make one's mouth water. yum!

HoneyB said...

Oh my. I'd try some of that bundt cake right about now. Just a little piece please! YUMMY!

Emily said...

Oh wow! This is pure comfort food to me! I think the chicken sounds like a cross between Greek and southern food... exactly something Cat would make.

The cake looks killer!

Jamie said...

Oh my is this ever a meal that I would have liked to be at! Chicken looks so amazing and flavorful and that cake looks too scrumptious!

Dawn said...

I am printing the chicken dish as I write this because I am a huge lover of cinnamon. I put a lot of it in my morning lattes. The flavors in it sounds so good.

Lynda said...

Bunny, I made your Banana cake and the amazing Brown Butter glaze. We love, love, love it!I love banana bread and this glaze just takes it way over the top! I took pics, but they aren't near as good as yours, so I don't know yet if I'll post it. But thanks for an awesome recipe!

Jaime said...

wow that chicken just looks so good i want to go out and make it right now!! what an interesting idea w/the cinnamon - not too overwhelming?

JG said...

This past weekend I baked that absolutely delicious, moisty Bananas & Cream Bundt Cake! I drizzled a lemon glaze on top and will definitely bake this cake for my family to enjoy again. It was so good!

Kathleen H of Blgtn IN said...

I made the bananas and cream bundt cake and brown butter glaze. It was sinfully delicious! So moist. It will be made again for company.
Thanks for the recipe!

Debby Foodiewife said...

For some unexplained reason, I suddenly developed an aversion to banana bread. I don't understand, because I LOVE bananas! This recipe, I think, would change my mind. The sour cream is intriguing and I love the frosting. Great recipe!