I am a estate sale, yard sale junkie. There, I have confessed it. As soon as the summer season comes around, I am usually looking out for estate sales, church sales or yard sales where I will browse around picking out things that I had no intention of buying. But it is the anticipation of the unexpected that interests me. Yes, I have also seen way too many episodes of "Antiques Roadshow" :)
So it was at a annual church sale couple of weeks ago, a friend's mother showed me the antique bundt cake mould. Built in early 1900's, it does not have the characteristic ridges of bundt cake. But it has an interesting clasp which opens the base to ease taking the cake out of the pan. This was my new treasure!
And it was in this pan, I baked my first bundt cake for my friend who just graduated. This is for you Dr. Niharika! I took pictures before I took the cake to the party. By the time we got to the desserts, we had had lot of food and a few drinks, so there is no sliced cake picture. But it was delicious and went well with the mango ice-cream.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tspoon baking soda
1 tspoon baking powder
1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, preferably at room temperature
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbspoon sour cream
1/2 cup milk
Grease the bundt pan with butter and dust with flour. Shake off the excess flour.
Preheat the oven to 325 deg F.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and the butter together. When they mix well and is fluffy add the sour cream and the milk. Whisk well.
Then add sugar slowly to the mix. When it all mixes well, add in the bananas.
Add flour to this mix slowly stirring well. I don't have a food processor, so I used a egg whisk and a fork alternately.
Pour batter in the bundt pan bake for 40 to 50 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool for 15-20 minutes. Slice and serve.
I found the original recipe at Baking and Books. For original recipe, click here. This is going to Monthly Blog Patrol - Something Sweet hosted by Coffee at The Spice Cafe.