Banana Caramel Bundt Cake

Between getting a new computer (a Mac – I caved), working, and finishing up the last few weeks of school, I haven’t had a lot of time to update my blog and it breaks my heart! Winter break can’t begin soon enough. Anyway, I made this cake last week and it was wonderful! To make the cake gooey and delicious, you poke holes in the bottom and pour caramel into the cake and let it cool completely. The result, combined with bananas, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, make this cake worth whipping up! Recipe after the jump, of course.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
You can add whatever you like to this cake! Coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. I used butterscotch chips in addition to the chocolate because I had a little bit of each.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and oil.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
The color looks a bit off because I used olive oil, haha. It still tasted good! I always sub olive oil for other oils if I don’t anything else.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Slowly beat in the flour mixture until just moistened and thoroughly combined.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Mash your bananas (I used 3).

Fold in your bananas and whatever else you decide to use (in this case, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips).

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Spread the batter into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Melt together the brown sugar, milk, and butter in a small saucepan.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Bring the caramel to a boil over medium heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves.

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While the cake is still warm, poke holes into it with a chopstick or something like that.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Pour the caramel over the cake and push the cake away from the sides of the pan so the caramel can drip down along the sides of the cake.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack (if you can) so it cools faster. DO NOT TAKE THE CAKE OUT OF THE PAN UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY COOLED!

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
Remove the cake from the pan and enjoy!

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
The caramel forms pockets in the middle with the banana and it’s just heavenly.

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake

Banana Caramel Bundt Cake
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Banana Bundt Cake
  • 3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups canola or other neutral-flavored oil (I used olive oil because it's all I had)
  • 1¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts (I omitted these)
  • 4 ounces bitter or semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 4 ounces butterscotch chips
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (I used 3)
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Banana Bundt Cake
  1. Adjust rack to middle and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup (10-inch) nonstick Bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and oil. Mix on medium speed until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture, about ½ cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Remove bowl from the mixer and fold in the bananas, nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever else you'd like to add.
  5. Spread batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes our clean.
  1. A few minutes before the cake is done, combine the brown sugar, milk, and butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. When the sugar is bubbling vigorously and is a medium amber color, remove from heat.
  3. Remove cake from oven and set on a cooling rack. With a long, thin skewer or toothpick, poke holes all over the cake.
  4. Pour the hot caramel all over the cake, pushing gently with a spoon to encourage absorption and gently pushing the cake slightly away from the sides of the pan to allow the caramel to soak the top and sides.
  5. Cool cake until only slightly warm to the touch, then unmold onto a serving dish. Dust with powdered sugar if you like.
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18 Responses

  1. Ingrid says:

    Yum! It sounds so rich! I have four over ripe bananas on my counter and about a half a can of dulce de leche which I could go ahead and used up too!
    Thanks for sharing the recipes and as always I love your step photos!
    Hope things settle for you.

  2. Bobbi says:

    Oh yum I can’t wait to make this!
    Do you have to use butterscotch chips? Because they’re really difficult to find here.

  3. thecrepesofwrath says:

    Bobbi – No, you can use whatever you like! It’d be great without any chips at all!

  4. says:

    think that cake looks oowy and goowy….delicious!!!!!
    Happy 20th Birthday Sydney!!!!!!
    You are a fantastic cook and a outstanding person!!!!
    I Love You!!!

  5. Pearl says:

    oh my gosh! that looks so beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

  6. Jena says:

    Oh, a Mac. I do so love mine… :)
    and oh my–I haven’t finished unpacking my kitchen yet, so there’s no real space for baking, and I don’t have any bananas, besides, but… I’m so making this the next time my hubby brings home a box of black bananas from the grocery store.

  7. Rindy R says:

    This Bundt cake looks amazing! I love my Mac as well! Once you get used to it – you can’t believe you ever used anything else! Have fun learning to love it!

  8. Ingrid says:

    Hey, Sydney, that wasn’t very nice of you to not tell us it was your birthday! Happy 20th Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!!
    I made the cake tonight. I went ahead and made the caramel because I am bringing it to work tomorrow and I didn’t want to get crazy with the recipe. I did leave out the chocolate chips. I’m not crazy about chocolate and bananas together but do like the caramel banana combo!
    Thanks & thanks “Mom” for letting us know it was Sydney’s B-day!

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  10. kim says:

    i just made this and it smells incredible…. just waiting for it to cool!
    i think i’m gonna try a caramel apple bundt cake like this sometime soon. might be a great flavor for the holidays!

  11. arundati says:

    this looks incredible!!

  12. lululu says:

    i’m so gonna make this!!!! cos i love banana cake, and i’ve never made it with caramel.

  13. Shuk says:

    So I made one of these for a family christmas party competition. Would have won, but these two little girls made chocolate covered cherries that looked like mice and the cuteness overcame the awesome-ness that is this cake.

  14. Alero01 says:

    Thanks for a fabulous recipe! I made this on the weekend, and everyone loved it. I will definitely be making this one again as it was super-simple and the results were magnificent. I can hardly wait to thaw the leftovers tomorrow for dessert!

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