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Baby Banana Bundt Cakes with Vanilla Caramel Glaze

Baby Banana Cakes - banana sponge cake in mini bundt pans, and topped with Vanilla Caramel Glaze.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 486 kcal
Author Robin Gagnon (partially based on recipe from Cooking Light)

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/4 pound butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Glaze

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs milk
  • pinch of Kosher salt

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour the mini-bundt pan.*
  2. Cream together the butter sugar and salt.
  3. Mash banana well and beat with eggs, add to butter mixture along with the vanilla and milk. Beat well.
  4. Stir the baking powder and cinnamon into the flour, to ensure even distribution, then add the the mixing bowl.
  5. Beat until the mixture is creamy in consistency. It will be a little thicker than standard cake batter, but smooth & silky.
  6. Dollop into the mini bundt pans. Fill 3/4 full and smooth tops with back of a spoon.
  7. Bake for 20-24 minutes. Toothpick will pull out clean and tops will be light golden brown. (Mine were just right at 22 minutes.)

Glaze

  1. Add the ingredients to a small non-stick skillet over med-high heat. (Crumbing the brown sugar helps it dissolve quickly.)
  2. Keep stirring, the sugar will melt quick. The glaze will start to bubble up. Remove from burner once it has thickened a little, but still seems a little thin to use (it will thicken as it cools).
  3. Allow it to cool a couple minutes before glazing the banana cakes. It should be thick enough to slowly roll down sides of cake, but not stiff. (if it hardens you over cooked to candy stage, start over).

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a mini bundt pan standard size cupcake or muffin tins will do (baking time may need to be adjusted a little)
* Time quoted does not include making glaze, which should only take a couple minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Baby Banana Bundt Cakes with Vanilla Caramel Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 52g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.