Banana Bread Bundt Cake is banana bread baked in a bundt pan. Pretty and delicious. Perfect for special occasions or anytime.
This dessert is easy to make with simple ingredients. It’s moist and loaded with banana flavor.
Although good fresh from oven, banana bread is much better after 24 hours in fridge.
My traditional banana bread is baked in a loaf pan is a very popular recipe on this blog. Recently, I felt inspired to give it a new look.
While trying to figure out what to do with 3 large overripe bananas, I got a “bright idea” to bake banana bread in a bundt pan. Voila!
Turned out great the first time I made it. Love when that happens!
This recipe calls for 2/3 cup of melted unsalted butter which is 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons.
Fascinating Banana Bread Facts
Banana bread is considered a “quick bread,” because it doesn’t need yeast.
National Banana Bread Day is February 23rd.
Bananas are sold more than any other fruit in the United States.
The first banana bread recipe was published by Pillsbury in 1933.
The typical bundt cake is served with bottom side up.
Since the top is prettier than the bottom in my opinion, I decided to show it. I suggest serving as pictured above. After cake has cooled 10 minutes, place large plate on top. Use oven mitts or a thick towel to flip pan over so cake falls out on plate. Place a second plate on top of cake, flip again so top is shown as pictured.
To make the cake even more interesting, place a small bowl in center and fill with chocolate chips, crushed pineapples or maraschino cherries, or whatever you prefer.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.