The Best Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes make a beautiful, moist, and utterly sweet finale to your dinner.
What I love about this classic cake is that you can make it ahead and it tastes better the next day.
This recipe is pretty straight forward but yields incredibly moist, absolutely mouthwatering banana bread/cake.
What’s more, with the mini bundt pan, you make individual servings, and the mini cakes just look too cute and tempting.
If you don’t have mini bundt pans, you can make it in regular pan.
Ingredients for Bundt Cake Recipe
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Sour cream or yogurt
Frequently Asked Questions
What is different about a bundt cake?
The difference is that these cakes are cooked in a Bundt pan instead of a regular pan. These Bundt pans can come in multiple sizes and designs.
Why do they call it a bundt cake?
In Germany, they have a bundkuchen which is a ring-shaped coffee cake. It is believed to originate from this cake.
How long are these cakes good for?
These cakes are good for up to 5 days in the fridge.
How many calories?
This recipe has 520 calories per serving.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (8 ounces)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, preferably at room temperature
- About 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (you should have 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups)
- 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter a 9- to 10-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan. (If you got a silicone Bundt pan there's no need to butter it.) Don't place the pan on a baking sheet - you want the oven's heat to circulate through the Bundt's inner tube.
- Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the bananas. Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients (don't be disturbed when the batter curdles), all the sour cream and then the rest of the flour mixture. Scrape the batter into the pan, rap the pan on the counter to debubble the batter and smooth the top.
- Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted deep into the center of the cake comes out clean. Check the cake after about 30 minutes - if it is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with a foil tent. Transfer the cake to a rack and cool for 10 minutes before unmolding onto the rack to cool to room temperature.
- If you've got the time, wrap the cooled cake in plastic and allow it to sit on the counter overnight before serving - it's better the next day.
If you are using mini bundt pans, this recipe yields about 20-24 mini bundt cakes. The baking time is about 20 minutes or until the cakes turn brown and the inside is cooked through. For storing, wrapped airtight, the cake will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. You may add a Lemony White Icing with the recipe here: Sift 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar into a bowl and squeeze in enough fresh lemon juice (start with 2 teaspoons and add more by drops) to make an icing thin enough to drizzle down the Bundt's curves.
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Serving Size1 bundt
Amount Per Serving Calories 520Total Fat 59gSaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 451mgSodium 3673mgCarbohydrates 694gFiber 10gSugar 408gProtein 55g