Saturday, January 14, 2012

Banana Bundt with Mocha Glaze

It's been quiet here. It might keep being a bit quiet, working on establishing a new schedule with work and everything that allows me to be a bit healthier and do more things that make me really happy, like cooking and blogging and seeing my friends and family. It's a process, but one that I am happy to be forcing myself to figure out. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. 

The other night I got home from work and decided I wanted to make something absolutely delicious. And I was dying to use my big Christmas present from my parents...a brand new artisan, bright green Kitchen Aide. IT'S SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!! Makes everything so much easier, I can mix things and do other thing, such as clean the fridge, heat up leftovers, eat the leftovers, give the dog a treat, give the cat a treat, play Hanging with Friends, watch How I Met Your Mother...the possibilities are endless.

This cake is essentially super moist banana bread. You can eat it for breakfast, I have. Chako has. It's a good plan. The glaze is just enough chocolate and mocha without being overwhelming or too sugary. I chose a bundt, the recipe I adapted it from made it in a sheet cake with a thicker frosting, and the recipe she based it on made a layer cake. You choose!

Ingredient party...

 My new best friend.

 Batter...making it self...basically

 Lots of green in this kitchen....BUNDT

Glaze stars

Drizzle it!

 Yum. Slice #1...of many...eaten that night :-\

Banana Bundt with Mocha Glaze
Adapted from Eat At Home

You'll Need
For the Bundt...
1 stick of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 mashed bananas

For the glaze...
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cold coffee

Make the cake! In mixer bowl, cream the sugar and butter. Add the eggs, milk and butter and mix well. In a small bowl, mix together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt). Slowly add the dry mix to your wet mix, mixing constantly at a medium speed. Add in the bananas and mix well. Pour into a bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before glazing.

Make the glaze! Whip butter and cocoa together in a mixer. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and some coffee. Keep whipping and adding coffee till you get an ice drizzly consistency. Drizzle over your bundt and EAT!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this handsome guy. I eat this cake for you.

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