This post is the fifth in a series of guest posts being shared by some of my blogging friends to help celebrate my 12th Blogiversary. I’m so grateful for the generous support of the blogging community. Back when I started blogging in 2002 there were hardly any of us but over the years we’ve developed a wonderful international community that I am incredibly grateful to be a part of.
My guest today is Nicole of PicNic who I ‘met’ not too long ago via one of my blogging groups. Nicole is based in New Zealand. She shares some seriously delicious recipes on her blog including some very tempting desserts and cakes. I love Nicole’s blog and I’m in awe of how this very clever lady manages to balance blogging with her work towards her PhD in Molecular Neuroscience! So without further ado, over to Nicole!
I am so happy to be writing this guest post as part of the 12th Blogiversary Celebrations on AprilJHarris.com. Twelve years is an absolutely amazing achievement. I just celebrated my 1st Blogiversary last month and that took a lot of work and dedication so 12 years absolutely blows me away.
When the opportunity to create a recipe for this special celebration came up I knew straight away that I wanted to make some kind of cake. I love both chocolate and banana cake so I thought, why not combine the two? This was a great idea as this Chocolate and Banana Bundt Cake really does encompass the best of both flavours!
- 250 grams (8.8 oz) butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ cup hot milk
- 2½ cups plain (all purpose) flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F) and grease a bundt cake tin or round springform cake tin.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
- Mix in the eggs one at a time.
- Add the banana and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Mix the baking soda in to the hot milk. Set aside.
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into the butter mixture and fold gently to combine. Add the milk mixture and combine well.
- Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Ice with chocolate ganache or icing, if desired.
Thank you so much, Nicole for your good wishes and for sharing this delicious Chocolate and Banana Bundt Cake here today. It’s a pleasure to have you here! Nicole’s blog, PicNic, focuses on creating family-friendly recipes for main meals, desserts, and baking. Where possible, fresh, seasonal, unprocessed ingredients are used. Nicole is currently juggling keeping up her blog with submitting a PhD in molecular neuroscience, and learning a lot along the way.
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