Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Post 147: TWD Banana Nut Bundt Cake

From Classic Cake

 
I love Bundt cakes. They are old-fashioned Southern cakes that bring about thoughts of simpler times and occasions. My grandma often made Bundt cakes. If she made a Bundt, then we knew there probably was a church potluck, people coming over, or a death in a family we knew. While the death part was not a cheerful occasion, the cake was a comforting gesture. In fact, that is just what it is, comfort food, which is why even though I baked it, I can not eat it...this time around.

 Perhaps my favorite part of a Bundt cake, besides its familiar shape, is the way it pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. No matter what flavor it is. I also love that it is a special gift to welcome people into the neighborhood or to take to a potluck without having to break the bank. The only substitution I made was halving the AP flour with whole wheat flour. I also added crushed nuts on the top of the lemon icing.  Next time, I will use less sugar or substitute with Splenda and see what other healthier subs I can make. 


From Classic Cake


Thanks, Mary of The Food Librarian, for choosing this simple, timeless, classic recipe for our TWD challenge. It is a great way to bake on a thrifty budget using stuff we mostly have and incorporating popular flavors, too!

Be sure to check out what classic cakes Mary and the other TWD'ers made at the TWD blogroll.

I did taste the batter and it tasted great! I am sure my friend will be sure to tell me how good it tasted after I deliver it to her this evening. Eating right is rewarding, but it sure can be tough! 

Next Up: Browie Buttons

12 comments:

Flourchild said...

Yum it looks great! I love that your Grandma enjoyed baking these cakes. It's sweet when a certion dessert or meal reminds us of someone! I loved this recipe and will make it again and again!

Pamela said...

It looks really pretty with the glaze and the nuts. Well done!

Mermaid Sweets said...

So beautiful!

Cheryl said...

That looks positively professional! Great looking cake!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks great. I like the icing and nuts.

Tracey said...

Your cake looks terrific! The glaze is perfect! I really enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it again.

Hayley said...

Bundt cakes are so yummy! (though I guess I have to say that, since I'm Southern). I've never had a banana one, but I'll have to try this one!

Donna-FFW said...

Bundt cakes are my favorites too and this one looks gorgeous!

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, your banana bundt cake looks really pretty! I love how you glazed it and topped it with chopped nuts - beautiful!

Debbie said...

I made one yesterday for hubby's birthday! They are the perfect cake.

Julie said...

Your cake came out just beautiful....love it :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness this looks SO good. You have amazing will power! And I know that whoever you gave this to had to be so excited. It is gorgeous : )
PS Did you add your batter lick to your iphone calorie counter?