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Banana Bundt Cake

This banana bundt cake is simple and beautiful. The delicious cake has a lovely moist center that tastes just like banana bread. A simple glaze is drizzled over top for the perfect hint of sweetness.

Bundt cake pans are an easy way to create gorgeous desserts without a lot of fuss. I’ll walk you through how to make this cake including bundt pan tips below.

banana bundt cake on cake stand with bananas in background and slice of cake on plate with a fork.

Delicious Bundt Cake Recipe

Bundt cakes are a beautiful way to make a homemade cake without frosting. The bundt pan creates the most beautiful shape and helps the cake to cook more evenly.

Today’s recipe tastes similar to banana bread. It’s topped with a sugar glaze for the perfect touch. Serve it as an afternoon snack cake, simple dessert, or Sunday brunch treat. It tastes great with a cup of coffee or tea!

If you love banana bread, then you may also enjoy our strawberry banana bread recipe, our easy banana oatmeal muffins and easy one-bowl banana bread.

looking down at banana bundt cake with sugar glaze on top. Bananas and kitchen towel beside it.

Recipe Ingredients

BANANAS: Be sure to use overripe bananas with lots of brown spots. These are extra sweet and easier to mash, making them perfect for baking.

DRY INGREDIENTS: Brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg are the base of this recipe.

WET INGREDIENTS: Eggs, milk, and applesauce help to create a moist banana cake.

GLAZE ICING: The glaze was made with powdered sugar and milk. The glaze is optional but adds the perfect sweetness! Feel free to use a cream cheese frosting like the on from our pumpkin oatmeal cookies. Or spread the top with peanut butter or nut butter just before serving.

VARIATIONS: Add chocolate chips, greek yogurt, or use a yellow cake mix as the base to save time.

Close up of slice being removed from the bundt cake.

How To Make Banana Bread Bundt Cake

  1. Use non-stick cooking spray on the inside of the pan. Make sure every part of the pan is coated.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, milk and applesauce. Mix together.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg.
  4. Add the dry ingredients bowl to the wet according to the full recipe card instructions below.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. Let cool completely inverted.
  6. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Pour over top of the cake and let it drizzle down. Cut into cake slices and serve.

Leftover cake can be stored in the fridge or on the counter, depending on the humidity of where you live. Store in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap up to 4-5 days for maximum freshness. Freeze the rest. 

PRO TIP: This bundt cake can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it cool thoroughly first, then slice into smaller slices. Wrap each one in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place them all in a freezer bag. Seal tightly and remove as much air as possible. Thaw frozen cake overnight in the fridge before using. 

banana bundt cake and bundt cake pan on white marble counter.

Bundt Cake Recipe Tips

Bundt cakes can easily stick to the pan while baking! You can avoid this with a few handy tips:

  • Check Size Of Pan: Before baking, make sure to check how many cups your bundt pan will hold. This recipe is for a 12 cup bundt pan (a bigger sized bundt pan). You can usually find the size written on the outside of the pan. If not, you can measure by pouring water into the bundt pan with a measuring cup and counting how many it holds.
  • Spray The Bundt Pan: A critical step is to spray the inside of the bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure every corner and space inside is coated. If not, the cake might stick in that spot.
  • Avoid Air Bubbles: After pouring the batter into the pan, gently tap the bundt pan on the counter three times. This will help to remove any air bubbles that may form inside the cake.
  • Let Cool 10 Minutes: Nordicware pans require 10 minutes of cooling in pan before flipping onto a cooling rack for best results.
  • If The Cake Is Still Not Separating: If you’re still struggling with the cake coming out of the bundt pan, try gently running a butter knife along the edges between cake and pan, being careful to follow the shape of the pan. You can also use a flimsy spatula in the larger sections to help the cake separate from the pan.
Banana bundt cake on cake stand with glaze drizzled overtop. Bananas and kitchen towel in background.

More Easy Recipes

Easy Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

This delicious banana bundt cake has a lovely moist center that tastes just like banana bread. A simple glaze is drizzled overtop for the perfect hint of sweetness.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings

Ingredients

Glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the inside of a 12 cup bundt cake pan with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to make sure all corners and ridges are coated with the oil.
    bundt pan, avocado oil spray, paper towel
  • In a large bowl, cream the room temperature butter with sugar using a hand mixer (or by hand with a fork or pastry cutter).
    butter and brown sugar in white bowl with hand mixer
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix again.
    liquid batter in white bowl with hand mixer
  • Mash ripe bananas on a plate with a fork. They should be nice and mushy with very little chunks left.
    mashed banana on white plate with fork
  • Add the mashed banana, milk and applesauce to the bowl and mix them in.
    batter in white bowl with hand mixer
  • In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    dry ingredients in white bowl with red whisk
  • Add ⅓ of the dry flour bowl to the wet ingredients bowl and mix using the hand mixer.
    Add another ⅓ and mix, then add the last ⅓ and mix. Batter should be smooth and the end. Don't overmix – just enough for it to be even.
    wet batter in white bowl with hand mixer
  • Use a spatula to scoop batter into the greased bundt pan. Gently tap three times on the counter to help remove potential air bubbles. Place in oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. The top of cake will be golden brown.
    batter in bundt cake pan
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
    cooked cake in bundt pan
  • Gently flip onto a wire rack to cool for 1 hour before adding the glaze.
    bundt cake on cooling rack
  • Sift the powdered sugar though a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Add the milk and whisk together until sugar is dissolved.
    Drizzle over top of the cake. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Important Note: This recipe will work for a 12 cup bundt cake pan. If you want to use a 6 cup or 8 cup bundt cake ban you can half the recipe and cook for less time.
Leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge or on the counter, depending on the humidity of where you live. Store in an air-tight container. 
Freezer Instructions: This bundt cake can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To store, let it cool completely first, then cut into smaller slices. Wrap each one in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. Seal tightly and remove as much air as possible. Thaw frozen cake overnight in the fridge before using. 
Nutrition
Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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