Sunday, 15 April 2012

Banana Butterscotch Bundt Cake


As promised a banana bake for AlphaBakes 'B' this month. I decided to make it a triple B - Banana Butterscotch Bundt cake! My friend bought me these butterscotch chips from America last year so I'm pleased to finally put them to good use. I made up the recipe based on the ingredients I wanted to use and also from looking at lots of recipes and my own experience. The final result - AMAZING! Everyone really loved it and I even managed to convince a non-cake eating person to have a slice and she said it was delicious! 

The butterscotch really complements the banana flavour and the pecans add a lovely crunch and taste. I also used a bit of yoghurt to make the cake extra moist. A definite bake again except for the sad fact that I've run out of butterscotch chips! If you have any, I'd highly recommend trying this recipe. 

If you don't already know, AlphaBakes is a monthly blogging challenge hosted on alternate months by myself (host for this month) and Caroline from Caroline_Makes. We use a random letter generator to pick a random letter from the alphabet each month and the idea is to bake with that letter as the main ingredient or name of bake. You have until the 25th April to submit your brilliant 'B' entries to me so get baking! 


 my precious bag of butterscotch chips - thank you C! 

 adding the butterscotch chips and pecan to the batter (I know it looks like a lot but I made a double recipe)

 which meant I had enough for a few mini bundt cakes as well :) 


 perfect with a cup of tea. Who wants a slice? 

An original recipe by bakingaddict
This is for 1 recipe - I made a double recipe to yield 1 large bundt cake and 5 mini bundt cakes. 

3 ripe bananas
225g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
150g brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
60mls milk
60g yoghurt
100g pecan nuts
150g butterscotch chips

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Add the eggs one at a time. 
  • Add the sugar, oil, milk and yoghurt and mix well.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Finally stir in the butterscotch chips and pecan nuts.
  • Spoon into a bundt cake pan.
  • Bake for approximately 50 minutes for a large bundt cake, 20 minutes for mini bundt cakes. 
  • A skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • You may need to cover with foil if it starts browning too much. 




42 comments:

  1. Well done for coming up with an original recipe! I don't like bananas personally but I bet combining them with butterscotch works really well!

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    1. Thanks I've been getting more confident with making up recipes recently. The butterscotch really elevates this cake (and the pecans).

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  2. I want a slice!! Better still, make it a quarter...absolutely winning combination! :)

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    1. Thanks! Let's just share half each :)

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  3. Looks gorgeous especially with the butterscotch chips. I've had a bad experience cooking with bananas (a really vile banana bread) but this does look lovely enough to tempt me to try again! :)

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    1. I love baking with bananas if you can't already tell - they butterscotch and pecans really elevate the cake and. It wasn't too "banana-ey" at all.

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  4. Ooooh banana and butterscotch. What a most excellent combination. Lucky there's no 'first come first serve' on the foodie b. or you'd pretty much have it wrapped up! The texture of this cake really does look wonderful x

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    1. Thanks Dom! They really worked well together. I've seen quite a few other triple B bakes, will be an interesting round up this month :)

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  5. *waves hand in the air* I want a piece of cake! Well done on creating your own recipe. Banana, butterscotch and pecans sound absolutely amazing together.

    But what do you mean a "non cake eating person"? Do such people exist?!

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    1. Sending you some cake :) The flavours worked really well together - one of my better creations! Apparently non cake eating people exist - a minority but they are there. Also non chocolate or sweet eating people. Clearly I don't understand that world :)

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  6. Oh my! there are so many "B"s in this dish :D. Love the bundts. Looking very good and inviting. Wonderful texture.

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    1. Thanks! I decided to make it a bundt instead of a loaf to get the triple "b" :)

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  7. Look amazing and delicious, love it!!

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  8. Looks sooo yummy will have to give it a go. I would have never of thought to put the two together, amazing! x

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    1. The flavours go really well together :)

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  9. That looks really fudgy and moist and it sounds delicious too. Butterscotch and banana are a winning combination.

    Not sure I understood - a non caking eating person???

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    1. It was very delicious indeed - definitely a winning combination. Yes non cake eating people actually exist - I couldn't believe it! (it was not for health or allergy reasons either)

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  10. Mmmmm I can only imagine how good this tastes...butterscotch and banana...I'm salivating!!!
    P.S you trumped my double B with your triple B...perhaps I ought to look for a quadruple B!!

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    1. LOL quadruple B... wonder what that could be?

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  11. Mini budt cakes - too cute! I have a yearnign for making a bundt cake as I have never made one but this looks so good! I picked up a sicicone rose shaped bundt tin at a car boot recently so I am planning on testing it out - just wish I had butterscotch like you to put in it!

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    1. Everything in miniature form looks so cute! I love baking bundt cakes - the tin does all the work. A rose bundt tin is on my wish list - cant wait to see yours!

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  12. Yum! You know how I love banana :)

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  13. Great combination of goodies in this cake. The texture looks lovely, too.

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    1. Thanks! It was very very good... didnt last long!

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  14. Yum, this looks so moist and yummy! I love the combination of ingredients.

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  15. Yum! I love butterscotch chips. Great cake!

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  16. Absolutely love this combination of flavours - butterscotch, bananas and pecans! This cake sounds incredible, especially extra moist!

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    1. I was really pleased with the cake - sometimes recipes don't work but this one worked beautifully :)

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  17. Oh wow, they look fantastic. The Nestle Toll House butterscotch chips looks amazing and I love the minis! :-)

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    1. I only wish I had more of the butterscotch chips. The minis are my favourite too :)

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  18. What a lovely mix of flavours - banana and any form of caramel/toffee is always a joy!

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    1. Thanks! So good to see you back again x

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  19. Ha ha, I hadn't even clicked though yet and thought, hmm do I sense the letter "B" happening here?! Sounds like fab flavour combo and I love the mini versions too.

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    1. LOL triple "B" to be exact :) The minis are my favourites :)

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  20. Wonderful idea, and think it is all ingredients I have on hand. Thanks for sharing. What do you think of a drizzle of glaze over the top?

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    1. A drizzle of glaze on top sounds perfect. I had planned to make one but ran out of butterscotch chips - you can make a glaze with a bit of butter and milk (melted) then add the butterscotch chips and icing sugar - heavenly!

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  21. I really need to finish my alphabakes recipe so thank you for the reminder ;) And combining butterscotch with bananas into a bundt cake is very smart - the flavors sound delicious together, especially with the addition of pecans...

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    1. A very delicious combo indeed. Very excited to hear that you are making something for AlpahBakes, cant wait to see what it is :)

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