The Bundt cake baker babes want us to create our masterpieces with candy this month (guess why?)!
You don’t have to ask me twice when it comes to candy. So I took one of my favorites — Butterfingers — and used this as an excuse to buy a bag of Fun Size bars. Yes, it HAD to be done. And keep this in mind for your leftover Halloween candy at month’s end.
Need I say more, or are you already turning on the oven?
Recipe: Banana Butterfinger Bundt Cake
Summary: The best classic, simple, rustic banana cake with no butter (sour cream instead!). Let the bananas get black skinned for supreme, deep banana flavor, and stir in Butterfinger candy for delight.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (can use half grapeseed or canola and half mildest flavored olive oil)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium) *see banana hint below
- 1/3 cup Daisy Light Sour Cream (regular version is fine, or can even use Greek yogurt)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ground flax (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 7 Fun-Size Butterfinger candy bars (divided use)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Garnish: Powdered sugar for the top after baking
- Heat oven to 350F degrees. Mist an 8-cup Bundt pan with nonstick spray and sprinkle with flour; tap out excess flour and set pan aside.
- In large bowl, beat together sugar and oil. Add eggs, banana, sour cream, vanilla and salt and blend well. Stir in flax (if using), and baking soda. Chop 6 of the candy bars into small pieces. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Add flour and candy pieces to the wet mixture and stir gently, just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overstir or cake will be tough. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in pan. Run a plastic spatula lightly around the inside edge of the pan, then invert pan onto a cooling rack. Cake should come right out of the pan. Finish cooling cake on the rack.
- When completely cool, store at room temperature in a covered container.
- When ready to serve, dust top with powdered sugar, crush remaining candy bar and sprinkle it on top of cake.
- Makes 1 cake (12 slices).
Speaking of ripe bananas, you will have your best banana bread if you use dead black bananas. They should be entirely black, and maybe with a couple of little fruit flies lazily circling them. (I am not kidding about the flies.) I have a little tutorial on perfect bananas here. When bananas are super duper ripe, you can slit the top and just squirt them out of their skin like toothpaste, into a 1-cup measuring cup. (How’s THAT for an image?) If they are slightly less ripe, peel bananas and put them in a wide, flat bowl. Mash with a potato masher, and scrape the banana mash into the measuring cup to make sure it measures 1 cup. Bananas differ greatly in size, so it is worth measuring the mash to make sure you get the amount right.
Bundt cakes I have baked for #Bundtamonth:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 12
Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)
- Banana Butterfinger Bundt Cake by Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
- Candy Corn Bundt Cake by Holly at A Baker’s House
- Caramel Apple Milky Way Bundt Cake by Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Coconut Cake by Kate at Food Babbles
- Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bundt with Nutella Glaze by Anita at Hungry Couple
- Chocolate Mini Bundts with Candy Coated Chocolates by Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
- Coconut Almond Bundt with Chocolate Drizzle by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Honeycomb Crunch Honey Bundt Cake by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Kit Kat Cream Cheese Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
- M& M Nutella Cake by Kim at Ninja Baking
- M&M Cream Cheese Pound Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Pumpkin Bundt with Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce by Lora at Cake Duchess
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bundt Cake by Felice at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Snickers Bundt with Chocolate Caramel Peanut Sauce by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Twix and Tween by Sandra at Sweet Sensations
Would YOU like to bake along with #BundtaMonth this month? Here’s how:
1. Simple rule: Use candy (any kind) and bake us a Bundt for October
2. Post it by Oct. 31, 2013.
3. Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title. (Ex: title should read #BundtAMonth: Chocolate Candy Bundt)
4. Add your entry to the Linky tool below.
5. Link back to our announcement posts.
Here are the Bundt cakes for October. Want to add yours?