Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chocolate Dessert #146

This is for Sue, and all you other chocolate fiends out there, from my 365 Chocolate Desserts cookbook. Yes, I know Sue wants me to decide I don't love this cookbook and send it directly to her, because she loves chocolate that much. I'm just not ready to relinquish it yet. So you'll have to settle for another recipe.

This one is made with boxes, and is very easy. Of course, box mixes being in short supply in my house, I created my own "box mix" base, just in case anyone else out there is supermarket-phobic and box-mix-lacking.


Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

1 Devils Foods Cake Mix, without pudding*
2 bananas, mashed
1 box instant vanilla, chocolate or butterscotch pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Dump all ingredients in a bowl. Beat for 3 minutes. Turn into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean. Frost with whatever icing suits your fancy.
*If you have no cake mix, use these handy dandy dry ingredients:

1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1-1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp buttermilk powder or dry milk powder

Proceed as above, dumping all ingredients in the bowl.

See? Absurdly easy. However, I never said this would be low calorie. Just easy and good.

Happy Wednesday!


SissySees said...

Hmmm... Despite claiming he doesn't like chocolate, the Knight will eat Devil's Food, loves bananas...

Sue said...

Yum, This one is a winer. I'm always looking for ways to use up those last two bananas that are a little too soft to eat all by themselves.

When I was a teenager, my Mom and I decided to not use any mixes, so with just one exception, my chocolate cherry cake, I always make my cakes from scratch.

Sue said...

Of course, that should read winner. I haven't had my second cup of coffee yet this morning.

Paula said...

There's just something special about cakes baked in a bundt pan. I bet the flavor with those different pudding mixes really ramps up the flavor and texture of the cake. I'll have a slice with some tea, please. :-)

gMarie said...

I think you should just send the book along to Sue already (I'll send you her addy) and quit torturing us with these fabulous looking cakes. The only saving grace is I'm never going to make one. No matter how good they look - I'm no baker. g

Lapdog Creations said...


buffalodick said...

Bananas and chocolate- great together!

Tatersmama said...

Mmmm! This sounds delish! Me? I'm basically a box girl... but not often enough, according to the Old Guy.
I might see if I can't make an Old Man happy this weekend... He would be my SLAVE if I baked him something like this! ;)

Sarah said...

I'm like you, haven't had a box in the house in eons. Good to get the other recipe. Looks good.

Diane said...

Yummy, more chocolate. Diane

Christo Gonzales said...

hello #146 - dont you look inviting - and for some reason anything in a bundt shape seems more sophisticated to me...dopey - I know.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love how you give it numbers. Like Chocolate 156, Chocolate 84...

This is making me think of the movie Chocolat.

Pam said...

That cookbook would make my chocolate loving family very happy. The cake looks and sounds fantastic.

Mickle in NZ said...

Ooo, a "cake mix" formula. Very dangerous as I now always have cocoa and dark chocolate plus milk powder in my wee flat (haven't come across buttermilk powder here).

And I recently found how wonderful it is to freeze skinned bananas. Am now way more likely to use them from frozen then from fresh! Try frozen banana pieces as a day time snack for your darling hordes over summer. but please thaw the bananas if for that utterly huggable sweetheart, Thor

Linda said...

I was going to make a banana loaf but this sounds SO much better.

grace said...

thanks for including a recipe for those anti-cake-mixers among us! this sounds heavenly--moist and rich and satisfying. calories shmalories. :)

Claire S. said...

Yummy looking !

With one exception, my baking is all from scratch, too. Thanks for the mix ingredients.

I don't keep milk powder in the house - is it a necessity to the recipe ?