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grinnin' gorilla bundt cake

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laurie Lenartowicz
Livingston, TN

What self-respecting gorilla wouldn't appreciate a Bundt cake chock full of bananas, chocolate chips, and walnuts? The sour cream makes this a moist cake. You can choose a dusting of powdered sugar on top of the cooled cake or opt for a decadent glaze of 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp milk or cream, and a TBSP of Kahlua or banana liquor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Moist and full of banana flavor, this easy Bundt cake is delicious! The walnuts add some crunch. The chocolate chips are a nice surprise and pair so well with the banana. We opted for the glaze and added a bit of Kahlua. The cake alone is really good without the glaze, but it's definitely a nice final touch.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For grinnin' gorilla bundt cake

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 md
    ripe bananas, mashed with fork
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 c
    granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    Kahlua or banana liquor
  • 1 tsp
    milk, cream or half n' half

How To Make grinnin' gorilla bundt cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Adjust oven rack to center position. Grease and flour a 10-12 cup bundt pan.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the walnuts into the mixture and coat well. Set aside.
  • 3
    Mash bananas with a fork in a small bowl and add in the sour cream. Set aside.
  • 4
    In a stand mixer bowl or a large bowl with hand mixer, beat the butter and sugars at low speed.
  • 5
    Add the eggs in one at a time until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla.
  • 6
    To the butter/sugar/egg mixture, add in the flour alternating with the banana mixture.
  • 7
    Mix at medium speed until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • 8
    Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • 9
    Pour the batter into bundt pan.
  • 10
    Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick.
  • 11
    Let cake rest for 10 minutes in the baking pan and then invert over a caking rack to cool completely.
  • 12
    Dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar or make a glaze with the milk, powdered sugar and Kahlua if desired. Drizzle over cooled cake. Store at room temperature under a cake dish or tightly wrapped.