Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bundtamonth: Banana & Maraschino Cherry Bomb Bundt

For the month of April this month theme is CHERRY. The group had to incorporate a cook that had cherries or cherry taste or cherry products in it.  I was originally going to make a Cherry 7UP cake with a maraschino cream cheese glaze drizzled on top. Due to my aunt buying a box of bananas and giving me some I decided to make a cake to incorporate bananas.  I needed to make some smoothies and desserts this week to utilize these bananas before they went bad.

Cake Ingredients
-2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
-2 cups sugar
-4 eggs at room temperature
-3 cups sifted all purpose flour sifted ( I use King Arthur Flour)
-3 teaspoons baking powder sifted
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 cup whole milk
-1 box banana cream pudding
-1 tablespoon banana extract
-3 ripe bananas smashed
-1/2 cup maraschino cherries chopped

Preheat oven 350 Degrees and spray bundt pan with nonstick baking spray
-Mix together butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
-Add in eggs one at a time.
-In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt.
-Add in flour and milk. Alternatively; starting with flour and ending with flour.
-Mix in banana extract and banana pudding until combined.
-Fold in smashed bananas and maraschino cherries.
-Spoon mixture in prepared bundt pan and smooth out.
-Bake in even for 60 minutes or until toothpick clean from center of the cake.
-Remove cake from pan after 10 minutes and place on cooling rack on top of parchment paper to cool the  remainder of the time.

Maraschino Cherry Glaze
-2 cups sifted powder sugar
-4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
-2 tablespoons melted butter

Combine all ingredients and poor over cooled cake. Enjoy...


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