Friday, January 23, 2009

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Baking is really a very rewarding activity for me. I find it very relaxing, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it relieves all the stress that built up during the day. If that's not enough, getting positive feedback from friends who tried the cake and seeing their satisfaction in trying the work of your hands will definitely make baking worthwhile.

In the midst of my work's busy season, I realize that baking provides a channel for me to relax and be at peace with myself. Late at night, at about 12:30AM, I made this chocolate banana bundt cake - and I enjoyed every moment of it.

I've promised my coworkers that I would bake this chocolate banana bundt cake and bring it to work. They liked my banana bread and thought that this choco-nana bundt cake would be good as well. I've been preparing to make this cake for a while now. I bought the sour cream on Monday or Tuesday night and I bought the bananas on Wednesday. Finally, on Thursday I made the cake. :)

I have never made bundt cake before and I've been hesitating to make one because bundt cake pans tend to be more expensive than other cake pans. After a long internal debate, I came across this bundt cake pan and it wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I bought it right away! Since then, I've been researching on bundt cake recipes - looking for one that would be good for a first time bundt-cake-baker. This recipe from Baking Bites turns out to be pretty awesome! :) It's definitely worth a try!

The bundt cake looked glossy on the outside. I'm not quite sure as to why this is the case, but it got me worried for a bit this morning. But when I cut a slice of the cake, the inside looked very lovely (in my opinion, at least). I am truly content with this cake. I also think that my coworkers were pleased with this.

I only have a quarter of it left by the time I brought it home from work. And now, I think there's only 2 slices left in the box. I'm saving it for breakfast tomorrow. :)


  1. Yos, the other day I was at Diaso (did you know they opened one in Cupertino?) and they have all these pretty cake boxes and cupcake paper and cake pans, etc...I immideately thought of you! =) They're cheap too! hehehee

  2. This looks so delicious, you are inspiring me to create my own chocolate banana cake!