Tuesday, June 9, 2009

RECIPE:Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake....Finally!


1/3 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (I didn't have any so use only if you want!)
1 bag of Chocolate Chips--milk choc or semi sweet--your choice!

In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add bananas and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour about 1/3 of batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan, sprinkle with chips and repeat ending with batter on the top! You can put as many chips as you want--I used the whole bag! :) Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

That's it! :) It is pretty simple and I have not yet had a problem getting it out of the pan! Of course, I don't think I have taken this cake anywhere outside of our home. Isn't that usually when bundt cake sticks to the side of the pan??? When you are taking it to someone elses house or maybe a church function???!!!

It has been raining a nice soft rain here on and off for three days. It is a great rain for our crops that already have been planted. It doesn't plaster them into the ground. We still need to finish our seeding so we would like the sun to come out and dry out our fields so we can do that! I still have more flowers and a few things to plant in my garden so I am getting anxious.

I am hoping to come back in a day or two so that I can post a recipe or two that would be great for Father's Day! Of course, the bundt cake would be perfect for any Dad out there! Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!



Wendi said...

Can't wait to try this recipe.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Thanks so much for the recipe!!

hugs, Linda

Beth E. said...

Thanks you so much for posting the recipe. I'm going to give this a try sometime soon!


BellaDella said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am going to print it out. Hope you are having a good week.

This Country Girl said...

I'm trying this! Banana cake is my very favorite. It's what I ask for on my birthday every year and with chocolate chips...it's got to be good!

Thanks for sharing! Hope you get that sun you need!


Julie said...

Awesome--thanks. We've had lots of rain, too. We usually do in June and then become parched in July and August!! Have a super day. Julie

Betty said...

You always have such wonderful recipes. Glad you have gotten a soft rain; hopefully, the sun will shine on you soon!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

The problem with having a cake like this around the house, is that I am the one who is nibbling off it all day! And my hips don't lie....they have had too many of these types of goodies as of late!

shara said...

thanks for the recipe..i can't wait to bake it! have a wonderful one :)

Lisa said...

You know, I'm starving. Yes starving. I've been pacing back and forth between my desk and my kitchen wondering what on earth I can find to eat. Nothing. THEN, I click on your blog. Good grief I want to eat the screen!!!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It almost looks like angel food cake. It's so moist and fluffy looking. I'm sure I will adore it when I make it this Autumn. Too hot right now. Almost 90 today and severe thunderstorms. xxoo

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Love your blog , and love this recipe, thanks for sharing.

jojo said...

This sounds fabulous...now where is my bundt pan?

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Finally!!! Thank you!!! Can't wait to try it....It looks and sounds so yummy!! I hope you are having a great week!!! Can't wait for the Father's day recipe's!!

Sweet Blessings said...

Mmmm....now that sounds like the perfect cake for me to make and share with friends :D Praying you get that sunshine soon, so you can get all your goodies planted! Sweet blessings!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for this recipe. It really looks delicious.
I'm getting bananas to let them over ripen, for this recipe.
Maybe the grocer has some that are already over ripe, hmmmmm.....

Rainy Day Farm said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try that little number! Thanks for sharing!