What's gold, Scandinavian, crown-shaped, and a fun place for a toddler to store cereal and cashews? If you answered Nordic Ware's new bundt pan, you were spot on. If you follow my blog, you know that I love Nordic Ware's products for a number of reasons: they are designed and produced a stone's throw away from me, their quality is great, and they are colorful and fun and decorative enough to look like they are meant to sit on your counter (as opposed to being placed there because you don't have any more room in your condo for a bundt pan).
And what's more fun than this pan made to honor the company's 70th anniversary? Seventy years. That is something to be proud of so why not celebrate with a sugar and butter and banana filled cake covered in a salted honey peanut butter glaze?
Banana Bundt Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Glaze
1 1/4 cups ripe bananas, mashed (about 3 large bananas)
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups full-fat sour cream
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp honey
Salt, to taste
Cream (or milk)
Make the cake: It is important to note that this recipe makes enough for one 10 cup bundt + one 9" cake round or two 6" cake rounds. I would recommend just going for it and freezing the extra layers so that you have something to pull out in a few weeks.
Preheat oven to 350°. Using a spray meant for baking (like this one), spray the bundt ensuring that every crevice is covered (I also use a brush to ensure that it is evenly spread).
Mash bananas and place them in a small bowl; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat melted butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream. Fold in bananas. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap against the counter top to ensure that batter is evenly spread and so that all bubbles come to the surface.
Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Make the glaze: in a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, honey and salt until combined. Add cream or milk until it reaches desired consistency.