I originally found this delicious recipe on Ingrid’s blog, 3 B’s…Baseball, Baking & Books. She found it on Bunny’s blog, Bunny’s Warm Oven, and Bunny found it on Taste of Home. The Brown Butter Glaze that coats this cake so perfectly, was found on Recipezaar.
Now that I have covered all the proper crediting, I have to share this wonderful cake with you. I love bananas, but they do go brown so quickly. I can only make so many banana breads before getting bored, so I am always on the look out for something different. I’ve tried several banana cakes, but this is one of the best ones. You know you want to make it! Go ahead!
Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze
1/3 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon 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
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. 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.
Place a piece of waxed paper under the wire rack before adding the glaze.
Brown Butter Glaze
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons milk
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.
Pour over the top of the cake and let it ooze over the sides. Use a metal spatula to help smooth it out.
Take a look at this last picture. See the smiley face? Well of course you do, how couldn’t you? I didn’t do this on purpose, this was the wax paper under the wire rack to catch the dripping glaze. Guess even the waxed paper thought this cake was good! What’s not to smile about!