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Monday, January 2, 2012

Banana Split Bundt Cake

Hello, my dear fellow bloggers, this is my first post for the year 2012 and I have a feeling that this year will be a great one!

I was excited in using my newly acquired bundt pan - hubby bought it for me.  My first expensive Wilton pan and it will definitely not be the last..haahaa..My sister has this pan and she's been baking many bundt cakes and posted them in her blog and each time, I will drool at all her bakes.  She advised me to get the same brand pan as hers as this is really great and the cake doesn't stick to it.  Well, since it is an expensive pan, I kinda 'hinted' to my hubby that he can get that for me as a gift and yes, now, I own one..muahaahaa!  (If only it were as simple with a diamond ring!! lol)

Since this is a gift from my hubby and gonna use it for the first time, I let him have the honor of choosing the cake he wants and he chose Banana Split Bundt from the book 'Piece of Cake' by Camilla V Saulsburry.

After the cake is baked, I went "OMG! it's huge".  How are we gonna finish the whole cake?  So, the ever so lucky person to get a few pieces of this, is my good old neighbour - family of 5..er 6 including the maid (my office colleagues will be so envious of them, I tell you).

This cake is full of fruits and nuts and it's very moist..I like it.




 See how fat and plump the cake is!!





Here's the recipe.

Banana Split Bundt
(pre heat oven to 180d C)
10-inch Bundt pan, sprayed with nonstick baking spray with flour

3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar (I reduced to 1 1/4 cup)
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 can (540ml) crushed pineapple, drained - squeeze out the juice until almost 'dry'
1 cup toasted pecans
1 cups sweetened flaked coconut (since I don't have this, I omitted it)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped drained maraschino cherries (I substitute with dried cranberries)

1. In a large bow, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
2. Add eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla to flour mixture. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 1 minute till blended. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula. Beat on high speed for 2 mins. Gently stir in bananas and pineapple. Gently stir in pecans, coconut and cherries.
3. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
4. Bake in preheated oven for about 75 mins or until done. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10mins then invert cake onto rack to cool completely. If desired, spoon over chocolate glaze icing and drizzle on cake.

* Note: this cake is good just on its own without any icing.

Next post shall be a local dessert which is called 'Ang Tao Chui' in Chinese Hokkien or translated in English, Red Bean Dessert and Fried Vermicelli.


30 comments:

  1. This looks divine! Great post, lovely pics.

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  2. Yoo-hoo! Lovely cake! Wish I could swap some pieces! What a great investment .... for your loh-kong, I mean ... he gets delicious returns out of his investment!! hahaha!

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  3. Thanks, All..yup, gonna blog with a vengeance for 2012! haahaa..

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  4. wah, lucky neighbor!! looks so moist & good!

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  5. Hi Petite Nyonya..mau tak? datang la.

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  6. I got a Kenwood mixer from my hubby last year and I just love it! I'm sure your husband will have many more yummy cake to enjoy this year! :DD

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  7. I can see that you have the best of everything for your first 2012 post...new Wilton cake pan from hubby, a delicious banana cake and all happy tummies from eating this lovely cake!

    Happy 2012 to you and your family and best wishes for everything!

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  8. Veronica, I'm gonna bake and bake until my hubby gets tired with all the cakes..lol

    Hi Zoe, glad to know that you are back from your vacation. Hope you had a lovely time with your family. Happy New Year!

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  9. Looks sooo yummy!!! Loved ur clicks too :)

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  10. This looks and sounds delicious. I'd love to have a slice of it with my coffee. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Happy new year to you!! wah, so nice just by hinting to your hubby then you can get one as present! i'm not sure which sis you r talking abt but if it's kf, then very dangerous-lor, i communicate with her also can get influenced by her to buy this and that. hahaha!!

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  12. Thanks to Teena Mary & Mary for your wonderful comments.

    Hi Lena, yup, you are correct! None other than kf! haahaa we always share tips and ideas on anything to do with kitchen stuff! sometimes we have this physic-thingy about baking or cooking the same thing about the same time...that's what they say, 'great minds think alike' haahaa..

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  13. Happy new year Jen. Lovely bundt cake and a perfect to debut in the New year.

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  14. delicious looking cake looks wonderful
    happy new year to you and family

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  15. I love your cake, it looks so delicious:)))
    I wish you a happy new year!

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  16. Delicious n perfect baked bundt cake..
    First time to your space ,happy to follow you :-)
    Do drop by my space when you find time n hope u'll follow it too..
    wishing you a happy 2012 !!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  17. The Bundt Cake looks awesome! I wish we were neighbors so I could help out in finishing the cake! Here's to a great year ahead!

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  18. lipsmacking goooooooooood....thanks for sharing this perfect version..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Now thats a bundt!! Perfectly formed, I could eat a slice or two with a nice espresso, do you ship;)
    Take care,

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  21. Mmm, bananas and chocolate, how yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

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  22. Yes, your colleagues sure are envious....

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  23. Hi Lisa, err..i've no idea on how to link my post to yours..let me find out how. I'm quite new to linking posts..haahaa.

    Jenny, no worries, keep hoping and you might get a taste..haahaa..after the CNY la.

    Thanks, cesnici Handan. Have a great day.

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  24. Jenny, you might get lucky..one day! haahaa

    Cesnici Handan, thanks!

    Hi Lisa, I'm quite new about linking posts and I need to find out how to do this..lol

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  25. wow! love that cracked top, its begging for that chocolatey drizzle :)

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