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Bundt Cake Saturday!

Morning: sunny
Mood: yawn
Music: the coffee pot percolating

Ok, kids.  Saturday morning hits and it's hard to get up and I'm approaching a certain unprecedented level of bundt weariness.  It seems that everyone in creation (or in my life, at least) was born within this approximate seven-day span, which has meant bundt Wednesday, bundt Thursday, bundt Friday.  A baking machine.  Not that I don't dig making badass secret cakes for some major birthday action, but wow.  I'll be glad to not bake for awhile after today.

That said, this morning's cake totally wouldn't have happened if I hadn't cobbled together a recipe that was easy and low-maintenance and fairly self-explanatory.  Needed to try something a little new, and found a decent inspiration for this one the other day, so I ran with it.  Today we're delving into the world of Curious George and Gwen Stefani, a little banana action for your last Saturday in January.  But it's been awhile since we've done anything with chocolate, so why don't we combine the two and make a 

BANANA CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE

Cake's baking and the house is starting to smell banana-y.  I leaned on a recipe from Derek's cookbook for banana coffee cake and switched up a few things.  This is what I came up with.  Super chill.

INGREDIENTS

1 pkg banana cake mix
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1 cup vanilla yogurt (use banana if you can find it; I couldn't)
1 cup mashed bananas (or banana baby food)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour your bundt pan.  Blend cake mix, pudding, eggs, yogurt, bananas, oil, water and vanilla; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes or until your toothpick tester comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes in pan and invert on wire rack to cool completely.

Easy, huh.  But somewhat original.  I was glad for a recipe that was so quick to whip up.  We'll add whipped chocolate frosting and call it good. 

And there's yer cake.  Cheers, monkeys.

Comments

Meliss said…
I love secret birthday bundts! You're the best or should I say, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! (Love me some Holla Back Girl.) :)
mruhlman said…
yesterday i caught the end of The Splendid Table and Lynne was talking to someone who wrote a book on bundt cakes, so naturally thought of you. There is a recipe on the website of a pinenut chili bundt with chili glaze. woah. sounds awesome to me.
http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/recipes/dessert_pinenutbundt.shtml

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