Sunday, April 16, 2006

Banana Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze.  From -

Taste Of Home


1/3 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups Pure Cane Sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions: In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add bananas and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. (I left them out) Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar or glaze. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Brown Butter Glaze

For Glaze
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons milk

For glaze:
In a medium bowl, add powdered sugar.
Place butter in a small saucepan. Melt butter over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
Remove from heat and pour butter into the bowl of powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla, stir until smooth.


  1. Flame thrower is right, especially when I get on the scale at Weight Watchers. This looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Wow, how have I missed eating something like this? Thanks for sharing I will tell 2nd Man this is what I want for his first cake baking at the new apartment, ha.


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