Donna Hay's Banana Cake

Monday, July 6, 2009

Food Librarian - Donna Hay Banana Cake
Just when the bananas on my shelf were planning their revolt (I always forget how quickly bananas spoil in the summer), I decided to try Donna Hay's Banana Cake.

And, of course, it's a Bundt. I think the intervention is coming soon...

Food Librarian - Donna Hay Banana Cake
Everything comes together pretty quickly. I left the butter and eggs out overnight so I could make it half-asleep this morning.

Food Librarian - Donna Hay Banana Cake
Donna has a caramel sauce of brown sugar and cream...but I didn't have the cream so I made a powdered sugar, milk and vanilla simple glaze. A glaze made of powdered sugar and maple syrup would be awesome as well.

Food Librarian - Donna Hay Banana Cake
My co-workers said, "Banana...GREAT!" I tried to tell a few of them that is wasn't health food (one stick butter, three eggs and 3/4 c sour cream)... but they just saw the banana.

Heck, I'm with them. This cake is totally on the my food pyramid.

To Southern California Friends:
If you are in town this weekend (July 11-12), check out the Renegade Craft Fair in downtown Los Angeles. My friend, JustJenn is one of the exhibitors!

Recipe:
Banana Cake from Donna Hay's Simple Essentials: Fruit, page 76
These blogs have the recipe posted:
Banana Cake Recipes
Piggy's Cooking Journal (in metric)
Cooked from the Heart
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23 comments:

Blue is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so good! I make banana bread whenever I have overripe bananas... sometimes I think my husband purposely doesn't eat them lol

Food.Baby said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous photos! that cake is totally droolworthy

Nithya said... [Reply to comment]

Looks absolutely yummy.. really can resist.. :)

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Dang you and your bundts! They just slay me; now all I want to do is go home and make a bundt cake, preferably banana.

kdiddy said... [Reply to comment]

yum! looks delicious.

whenever I make a baked good with banana or pumpkin or anything like that, I have one co-worker who seriously assumes that if there's fruit involved then it's healthy.

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

I agree, bananas to tend to brown up so much faster in the summer. I'm always looking for new ways to use them up... this looks perfect!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

OMG, I haven't had breakfast yet and this looks so delicious that I am now drooling for a big slice with a tall glass of cold milk. How sad that I have to resort to plain 'ole (sprayed) cereal. Boo, hoo. Your admiring fan, Racheal

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I love banana recipes, the cake looks great!

Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my word, this looks amazing!

finsmom said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous presentation - looks beautiful!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

This looks delicious! And I have overripe bananas on my counter at this very moment - hooray!

nutmegnanny said... [Reply to comment]

What a great recipe! I will have to give this a try:)

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

super-beautiful! i love bundts!

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

The banana cake looks delicious.

I'm driving to LA on Saturday for a class, so I'll actually be in town. The fair sounds interesting. I'll see if I can work it into my schedule.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

this banana bread looks awesome. I like icing drizzle . Looks so nice.

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

Stop by and see me, I might have cookies...

halo said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious...of course everything you create looks and tastes amazing. The cinnamon chocolate bundt is now a family favourite.


If you love this one please give this a try~it's absolutely AMAZING!!!
http://www.insanitytheory.net/kitchenwench/banana-date-loaf/

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Looks absolutely fabulous!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I love seeing all the bundts you make! I don't make enough.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I've got some bananas revolting on me as I write this. Looks wonderful.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I could make bundts as often as you do, but they're huge and I can't finish the whole thing myself! 1 stick of butter isn't so bad!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

I NEVER use my bundt pan but I think you might have finally gotten me on this one...I love anything banana and this looks delish!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love your bundt cakes. They always look so elegant.

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