Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bundt Cake #96: Peanut Butter and Banana


My friend Erika has probably tasted 94 out of the 96 bundt cakes...and that's not an exaggeration.  I would consider her one of my bundt cake experts.  

I made this cake, photographed it and then took it to where she was the other day...after I arrived, there was a little mishap and the cake actually fell icing first onto the carpet of the building.  Because I had just removed it from the fridge about 20 minutes before, the cake was still chilled and the icing wasn't super soft...so Erika flipped it back over and we acted like it never happened.  We considered it the 5 second rule via bundt cakes.  (Don't judge, we were reallllllly desperate at that very moment!)  Well....a little while later, Erika texted me this:



You see?!  Erika, an official bundt cake taster, knew it had hit the floor and not only ate the cake, considered it her very favorite.  And like I said, she's had almost all of them.  If Erika thought this cake  was that good...how good will you think it is?  And yours probably won't have been upside down on the carpet...


Shopping List
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 small boxes of instant banana pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
4 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter, divided
3 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of butter, softened
3-4 splashes milk



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan

In medium sized mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Beat in mashed up bananas and 3/4 cup of peanut butter.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert the cake onto a serving plate to finish cooling.

  To make the frosting, combine powdered sugar, softened butter, and milk with an electric mixer.  Beat in remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter.  (Add more powdered sugar if it's too runny and more milk if it's too thick).

  Frost cooled cake.


You know what else is awesome about this bundt cake?  You can totally use girl math!  Peanut butter plus a banana in your cake totally makes it healthy with girl math...that means you can eat two pieces (or even three!).


Thank you sweet Erika for always taste testin' my bundt cakes.  You have made this entire 100 Bundt Cake experience even more fun!  Love!

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9 comments:

Mary said...

This looks delicious! :). I have tried a couple of your bunt cakes and loved them, but always feel guilty because it's dessert! Now, using "girl math" I don't feel as bad eating muffins...they are healthy-right? When you finish up the bunt cake series, maybe a series of muffin recipes? Just a thought! :)

(I made your strawberry shortcakes for a group of girls who were in our local celebration pageant and they were a hit! Thanks for all your great ideas!)

Mary

Lexie said...

Even with that story, I would have tried a piece! I love bananas and chocolate. Can`t wait to bake on for myself. :)

aprilparrish said...

Definitely convincing if it fell on the floor and you still had to taste it!!! Think I'm gonna have to try this out and especially since my crowd loves Peanut Butter!!!
Have a blessed week!

Joy said...

Cant wait to try it. I make your peanut butter, banana, choc chip muffins all the time!! They are a huge staple at our house. Everyone that has tried them requests the recipe and I always direct them to your blog. I am sure this bundt cake will be just as big a hit!!

Julie H. said...

1) I CAN'T wait to try this.... Love peanut butter and banana anything!

2)Love the new print button so easy and convenient!!

3) My mom makes an amazing pineapple upside down cake and one time she dropped it while pulling it out of the oven... we TOTALY still ate it ;)

Anonymous said...

Do you always add pudding to your Bundt cake recipes? I am asking this question since there is a brand that already has pudding in the mix (I can't remember which brand that is). Do you not buy that brand or do you always add the pudding anyway? I wish I had your secret since you are so thin and you still eat cake!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I always add the pudding! Two boxes are in each bundt cake!

Isa said...

I made this the day you posted it for a BBQ and it was a hit! I've only made 5 of your bundt cakes, and this one, along with pumpkin, are my favorites! I made the BBQ green beans and corn salad a few weeks ago, and they were yummy too! Thanks!

Jessamyn said...

I just made this and I'm sure it's going to be delicious because it smells heavenly! I had to bake it for an hour and 5 minutes though to get the cake cooked through. I guess since this one has more liquids since I've made some of your bundts before and the time was always 40-45.

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