Banana and caramel bundt cake
- Serves 10-12
- Hands on time 25 min; oven time 50 min, plus cooling
You may never make regular banana bread again after tasting this banana and caramel bundt cake recipe, topped with dulce de leche.
- 200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing the bundt tin
- 250g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 medium or 3 large overripe bananas
- 150g natural yogurt, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g light brown sugar
- 2 large free-range eggs, at room temperature
For the topping
- Half a jar dulce de leche (we like Merchant Gourmet)
You’ll also need
- 2.4 litre bundt tin (we used one made by Nordicware)
- Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Generously butter the bundt tin using your hands (or a brush) to get right into the corners of the tin. You need to be generous with the butter and take care over this stage, otherwise the cake won’t turn out of the tin.
- Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl, then set aside. Mash the bananas in another bowl, then stir in the yogurt and vanilla.
- Put the butter and sugar in a separate bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until soft and a little paler in colour – or use a handheld mixer if you prefer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Using a metal spoon, add a third of the flour mixture and fold it in gently, using a figure of eight motion, followed by half of the banana mixture. Repeat with another third of the flour mixture, then the remaining banana mixture, then finally the remaining flour.
- Dollop the mixture evenly into the greased bundt tin and level the surface with a palette knife or the back of a spoon. Bake for 45-50 min or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 20 min, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Just before serving, gently heat the dulce de leche in a saucepan until it reaches pouring consistency, then carefully pour it over the bundt. Cut into slices and serve.
Recipe by Emine Hassan of mbakes.com.
This cake is best eaten the day it’s made but it will keep overnight in an airtight container. Don’t glaze with the dulce de leche until just before serving.
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