Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze - the best banana cake in a bundt cake form, dressed up with my very favorite chocolate glaze!
Bundt cakes are so fun to make! You have to try my Lemon Bundt Cake or the Apple Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze too!
BANANA BUNDT CAKE
I have been dreaming about this cake for a while now. It was on my to-make list for months. Every time I bought bananas, I was going to make it. But then my kiddos would devour all of the bananas in no time and the cake was pushed away in time again. For a while now, I had very ripe bananas on my shopping list every week. Only problem is - there are only green ones everywhere! For the cake, I used my trusty and family's favorite banana cake recipe. You need 2 medium bananas for it. It's also great with peanut butter frosting!
Banana Bundt Cake Ingredients:
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- vanilla extract
How to make Banana Bundt Cake?
- Grease and flour your bundt cake.
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix mashed bananas with buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients and beat the batter for 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
- Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake the cake for 45 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in a few places comes out clean.
- Cool cake for 2 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack. Set it over a baking sheet.
- Make the glaze and pour over cake, letting it drip onto the sheet. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
How to quickly ripen bananas in the oven?
I wanted this cake so bad that I bought a bunch of green bananas, let them sit for a couple of days till they turned yellow. Then I placed two of them on a baking sheet and into the oven to speed-ripen them. It worked like a charm and I finally had everything I needed to make this cake! Simply preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and bake the banans for 15 minutes, or until the skins are dark brown or black. Cool until safe to touch, then peel the skin and use the flesh in the recipe below.
How to Make the Chocolate Glaze?
The chocolate glaze that I used to dress up this fabulous cake is my very favorite. It's super easy and absolutely delicious! You can use it for cakes, bundt cakes, and bars! I had a little bit leftover and I used it to make a quick trifle: broken up vanilla cupcake, sliced strawberries, and this chocolate glaze.
For the chocolate glaze you will need:
- cocoa powder
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
More Delicious Bundt Cake recipes:
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Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze
- 2.25 c all-purpose flour
- 1 c granulated sugar
- ½ c packed light brown sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 c mashed ripe bananas about 2
- ¾ c buttermilk
- ½ c vegetable or canola oil
- 1 ts vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs room temperature
!for the glaze:
- ½ c unsalted butter
- ⅓ c milk
- 6 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
!to make the cake:
- Spray the bundt cake form with a baking spray or see my note below for a homemade bundt cake paste. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add buttermilk, oil, vanilla and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Beat for 2 minutes.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in few places comes out clean.
- Cool the cake in the pan for 2 minutes.
- Place a plate or a cooling rack on top of the bundt pan. Invert and let the cake sit in the pan on the cooling rack. Tap gently on the sides. If the cake doesn't slip right out, let it sit for 10 minutes. Then try again.
!to make the glaze:
- In a medium saucepan, combine butter and milk. Sift the cocoa powder right over the saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly. The butter should melt and the mixture thicken up. Remove the saucepan from the heat.Cool for 10 minutes.
- Sift the powdered sugar over the saucepan. Whisk it in. Add vanilla and whisk in well.
- Place the cake on a cooling rack set over a rimmed baking pan.
- Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.
- Let the cake sit for at least 30 minutes so the glaze will set.
Can you freeze the cake, it looks awesome!
Hi Gerry! You sure can! Make the glaze before serving. I hope this helps!
Made this cake this morning without the glaze and it came out beautifully! Thanks for the tasty recipe.
It is in the oven as I type. Cannot wait to add the chocolate glaze. 🙂
Yay! So glad you are making the cake! I love it! Let me know what you think! Thank you, Doris!
I'm dying to make this cake and buy the pan. Did you buy the 6 cup heritage pan or the 12 cup?
Hi Nancy! I am so glad to hear that you want to make this cake! It's fabulous! I used a 10 cup pan!
marcie @ flavor the moments says
This cake looks phenomenal! I love banana and chocolate together, so I can't wait to try it. Hope you had a great Mother's Day, Anna! 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! Hope yours was wonderful too!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
So much goodness piled into one cake. Love the combo, and that glaze looks amazing. Pinned.
Thank you, Jennie!
Danae Halliday says
Oh my goodness, the chocolate oozing off the sides of the bundt cake just made me droll a little! Absolutely beautiful! Pinned!
haha I love it! Thanks, Danae!
Nordic Ware makes the most incredible bundt pans. I have two bundt pans already but they're of the everyday variety. I want to buy some of Nordic Ware's beautifully patterned ones. Your bundt looks amazing, Anna! Banana and chocolate is one of my favourite combos. That glaze looks good enough to drink!
I know! They have so many gorgeous pans, I have way to many on my wish list! 🙂 Thank you, sweet Nancy!
I looove the shape of this bundt cake. I've got my eye on that pan! And banana plus chocolate glaze is right up my alley!
This is the coolest looking cake! Love those awesome swirls - so pretty! And gorgeous glaze. Pinned!
Thanks so much, Chelsea!
Yum!! This looks so good. Bananas and chocolate = deliciousness!!
Yes! Thanks, Leah! 🙂
Tina | Mademoiselle Gourmande says
Looks great! I love your tip for the baking spray, never thought about that.
Thank you, Tina!
Quite possibly the best banana bundt cake I have ever seen. The glaze takes it over the top. Love it!
Aww, thanks, Matt!
Emily @ Life on Food says
I am pretty sure this cake would have been fantastic without the glaze. The glaze just made it extra special. Happy Mother's Day!
Yes, it's our very favorite banana cake. Thank you, Emily! I hope your Mother's Day was fabulous too!
NOM NOM NOM! I'll start with the glaze and move on to the cake! 😀
YES! 🙂 Thanks, Kate!
Averie Cooks says
gorgeous!! That shimmery choc glaze has got to be just perfect with the banana! pinned
Thanks, Averie! And thank you for pinning!
Mmm, that chocolate glaze looks awesome! 🙂 It's like banana bread on steroids.
haha! I love it! Thanks!