9 February 2014

Banana bundt cake with chocolate ganache (cake de plátano bañado en chocolate)





Again I had these three bananas you know ( still we are in summer) and I search a new bananas cake.

I find this lovely recipe in My Baking addiction

The secret seems to be in the unusual method which calls for baking the cake at 180°c for about 1 hour  and then immediately placing the cake into the freezer for an hour.
Kind of odd? Absolutely.
However, after one delicious bite, you’ll be convinced that this banana bundt cake is second to none.
Whether you’re baking a cake for a special day or simply trying to use up the overly ripened bananas on your counter,
I think this is beautiful for Valentine's day too!



Ingredients

For the Cake

1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or greek yogurt

For the Ganache

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

Method

 Preheat oven to 180 °.
 Thoroughly grease and flour a  non-stick bundt pan or use PAM spray for baking.

 In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas with the lemon juice; set aside.

 In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

 In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.
 Add in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk or greek yogurt , mixing until combined.
Stir in banana mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour  or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
 Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer (still in pan) for 45minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
Remove cake from freezer to a cooling rack for at least 3 hours.

 When ready to serve, invert the cake onto a serving platter and prepare the chocolate ganache.

 To make the ganache, pour the chopped chocolate into a medium mixing bowl, set aside.
 Pour the heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup (Pyrex) and microwave on high for about 1 minute or until bubbles begin to form on the surface.
Take care to not overheat because the cream will boil over. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes.
Use a small whisk to combine the mixture into a smooth chocolate glaze. Drizzle over cooled cake.

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En español
Cake de plátano con chocolate


 

100 comments:

  1. A chocolate ganache would certainly make this special!

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  2. That is beautiful!

    Hey, Wilkerson. What are you doing in my spot? hahaha....

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  3. This method seems intriguing...well, the cake looks perfect, Gloria. And that ganache...yum! :) ela

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    1. I can't believe when I read, but was sooo good and still moist after 3 days!
      xxx

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  4. The bundt cake looks divine, Gloria.

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  5. wow looks so delicious, one slice for me please

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  6. che meraviglia golosa!!!!!!!!!!!! baciiiiiiiiii

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  7. It's wonderful, Gloria, delicious! Complimenti, un abbraccio e buona settimana! :) <3

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  8. ¡Es la parte del baño la que me atrae más! :-)

    Saludos desde Londres.

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    1. El.baño de chocolate? O la piscina??:))

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  9. Fantástico te ha quedado, la combinación de plátano y choco siempre es un éxito.

    besos

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  10. Anything with ganache on top is a wonderful thing!! I wonder if I could eat just ganache with nothing underneath it!! xx

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  11. I love it! Send me some pronto! :)

    HUgs

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  12. Que rico y hermoso te quedó.Besosss

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  13. Dear Gloria, A very delicious looking banana bundt cake with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.

    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  14. now that is more like it...i am like #23...hahaha....banana and chocolate def go very well together....yum...i am ready for some dessert.....

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  15. Bonsoir Gloria..Banana cake/bread is one of Oli's favorites..

    He could go for your pool too right now:)

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    1. aaah say him he could come any timeLOL

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  16. All nice and neat sure that is very sweet

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    1. He wants a bite
      Eat banana cake all night
      Till he gets bananas too
      Then what are we gonna do?

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  17. Gloria, Bananas and chocolate... It's a great combination! Nice looking cake... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  18. What an unusual method for Baking a Bundt Cake, Gloria. I'm quite intrigued. It sure looks yummy and I just happen to have some frozen bananas. Chocolate ganache is my weakness. It's delicious with bananas so I'm sure I would LOVE this cake! Your really are the Queen of bundts (and blueberries too:) Thanks for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. For me was strange but I believe in this recipe only I.wait about 10 minutes before freeze!
      Because I find so hot! But after this all was wonderful.!
      Is really moist Louise and yes I love bundt cakes:))

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    2. Thanks for that tip, Gloria. I was wondering how long to wait. It sure sounds wonderful! Thank YOU!

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    3. yes I wait dear because I was afraid was so hot! and was fine!

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  19. This looks amazing, Gloria! I love the idea of a banana cake with a gorgeous chocolate ganache!!! YUMMY!

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  20. Are you kidding me, Gloria?
    That looks absolutely delicious....moist....chocolatey....yum!
    I have used several recipes from that blog.....very good!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. ah Linda of course Im not kidding you:)
      I love this blog too!
      xx

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  21. Doppiamente golosa con la glassa di cioccolato. Un bacio, buona settimana

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  22. I'm drooling at the way that cake looks... banana and chocolate... yumyum...

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  23. Devin loves him some bundt cake! Especially chocolate. I really love the china ware in your picture. It reminds me spring isn't so far away. Also, I love your new profile picture. xoxoxo

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks Elsie, I dont have any new pic, when I take one I will put!
      xx

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    2. Yes, Elsie.... just a couple of weeks! Spring, here we come. Now, where's our cake?

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  24. I wish I had a slice to go with my coffee right now.

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    1. Oh Pam if I can I will be happy to share!

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  25. Cake looks perfect, one slice for me please!
    I like your header photo!

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  26. Gloria, this is ONE MAGNIFICENT Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake. The chocolate ganache topping is absolutely DIVINE! xoxo

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  27. Hello dear, how did you know I had ripe bananas?? How are you? I'm still not feeling too well since my surgery last month...I'm always tired. I want to make this cake. Is the 180* Celsius ? I'm sure that it must be .... So I would bake it at 350 right? Hope you are well. Hugs, Lura

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    1. hope you feel better son dear Lura!
      Yes 360 is a good temperatura.
      oh dear I think we always have ripe bananas! here is summer so the bananas are always ripe.
      Hope you feel better dear !
      send you huggs!!

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    2. It is nearly always warm in SoCal too so we always have ripe bananas too. Hugs, Lura

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  28. This looks absolutely delicious dear Gloria :)

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  29. So interesting about putting the cake in the freezer! It does look so delicious with the chocolate ganache - oh my, Gloria.

    If you've tried to come to my blog recently, it's been locked by Blogger. Someone has been trying to embed malicious codes in blogs and mine was one of a few dozen hacked in the past couple of months. Hopefully, Blogger will clear my site soon and my friends will be able to join me once again!

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    1. Thanks dear. I noticed are a lot of malicious codes and Im changing now my passwords but is terrible.
      Hope you can have again your blog!

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  30. Yes, that IS odd. First 180 and then straight on ice. Sounds like what I want to do with certain people. But I would never eat them, you know? ;)

    Looks delicious. So tell me, how did it taste?

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    1. Taste absolutely delicious and my Mom said the same, I know sounds crazy but was perfect!!

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  31. Banana and chocolate - what could go wrong with this combination? YUM!!!

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  32. What an interesting cooking method for the cake! Looks like it turned out perfectly!

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    1. Yes is different but really was perfect, only I wait 10 minutes before put in freezer!

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  33. Una vera golosità, bravissima!!!!

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  34. My mouth is watering looking at your images. My mother made a banana cake minus the chocolate this weekend and it was so good. Yours looks amazing as well.

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  35. Oh Gloria - it looks amazing - I can just taste it by looking! delicious and a lovely Valentine's treat!
    Mary x

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  36. Oh Lordy! Gloria my mouth is watering...I am craving a piece of this cake and a nice hot cup of coffee. Mmmmm so beautiful. And I love your new header!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I loved your cookies:)))
      Love my new header too:)

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  37. banane / choco un duo parfait ton gâteau est magnifique j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  38. Looks so inviting this cake. Banana and chocolate is just such a good combination. I love bundt cakes! Brava Gloria!

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  39. Un cake delicioso! y con la cobertura de chocolate ¡que rico! Curioso lo de meterlo en el congelador. Besos

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  40. I love budnt cakes and this looks SUPER DELICIOUS :-)

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  41. what a delicoius cake ! have a good week Gloria, un abbraccio !

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  42. Hi Gloria,
    Lovely cake! With the chocolate glaze, looks so yummy!

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  43. Hi Gloria,

    You torturing me with this glossy chocolate glaze... This cake is beautiful.

    Zoe

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  44. fantastic,it looks great...kisses :*

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  45. Ah yes! I see what you mean, Gloria! We are definitely on the same page banana and chocolate-wise!
    Gorgeous cake!

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  46. What an amazing cake. Bananas and chocolate are a perfect combination!

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  47. A good recipe for Valentine's Day! I love the banana chocolate combination.

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  48. Extremely tempting! This moist banana cake looks divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  49. Oh Gloria…gorgeous cake!! Yum…bananas and chocolate perfect together!

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  50. It looks absolutely perfect. I wish I could have a bite right now. :D

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  51. What a beautiful cake - I love the chocolate glaze, it's so thick and shiny!

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