We are bringing in the new year with a new book to bake from! This month's ABC challenge is from Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge. I am not a big fan of banana cake and even though this one was a bit sweet for my taste it was still very delicious (I liked the chocolate swirled in it). I do think mine turned out a bit too dense, perhaps my baking powder is getting too old?? Not really sure what might have happened....anyway, I will be sure to buy some new baking powder the next time I am at the store! (not having much luck with bundt cakes lately...haha!) This recipe was fairly easy. And though it is not instructed, I do think you need to cream the butter and sugar before you add in the bananas...I had a hard time getting the butter to incorporate. I also had to bake it longer than 40 minutes....nearly 55 minutes! I liked the nut-sugar crusting on the outside, it added a nice little crunch. It also is very versatile, it can be eaten anytime...it would be great for breakfast, as a snack or a dessert....whatever you choose!
You can go here and see what the other bakers did...there are some amazing bakers in this group....sometimes I feel as if I am not worthy! Lol! Next time we are going to bake Glazed Cinnamon Rolls...can't wait! Go check them out and give this recipe a try! Fine cooking has the recipe here.
Happy New Year!
And as always...