Strawberry Banana Bundt

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As I sat in my living room craving blueberry cake donuts with only strawberries on hand, I was forced to make a split second decision (cravings are imminent!). Would I seriously trek all the way across town to Dunkin Donuts? Or would I be the responsible food blogger and make something just as good, if not better, and probably slightly better for me? Although anyone from Massachusetts knows the relationship New Englanders have with our DD, laziness won out and I opted for the latter. (On a side note, I love that I’ve defined “laziness” as baking a cake from scratch!). And let me just tell you, this bundt beats out Dunkin Donuts any day of the week. Any. Day.

The trio of white sugar, brown sugar, and honey coupled with the smell of smashed, super ripe bananas and fresh strawberries forced me to lick the bowl completely
clean. The salted macadamia nuts cut some of the sweetness and the lowfat strawberry-banana Greek yogurt added richness, without adding a bunch of fat. My friend Franco described the cake as “smack yo mama good,” so I’m going to go with that description. 😀

Strawberry Banana Bundt (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Earth Balance–softened

1/2 cup sugar–divided

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas–mashed

1 60z. container strawberry banana Greek yogurt (I used lowfat Chobani)

2 cups fresh strawberries–chopped

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup salted macadamia nuts–finely chopped

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter bundt pan; set aside.

*Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nuts. Set aside. Beat butter, 1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar, and honey until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in one egg at a time. Beat in mashed banana.

*Add 1/2 of dry ingredients to wet mixture. Mix until fully incorporated. Mix in yogurt. Mix in remaining dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Toss strawberries with remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Fold sugar-coated strawberries into the cake batter.

*Add the cake batter to the prepared bundt pan. Tap the pan on the counter to release air bubbles. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 45-55 minutes or until the center of the cake is set. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Un-mold the cake and let cool completely. Serve as is, or with strawberry glaze and whipped cream.

Strawberry Glaze:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup fresh strawberries–pureed

Method:

*Puree strawberries (and then stick your head in the blender and inhale! It’s ok… it’s legal!).

*Sift powdered sugar into bowl. Whisk in strawberry puree. Drizzle over cake.

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Would you look at that glaze!!! You are killing me Tiff!! I hope you licked the spatula too. Amazing, amazing, amazing. I’m putting this on my what’s happening calendar.

  2. I am surprised in MA you need to go all the way across time to find a DD. The cake looks delicious though. I would take a slice of that over a donut any morning.

    • I’m FROM Mass… but live in NC now 😀

  3. Tiffany…being a fellow New Englander, I can definitely relate to your feelings about DD. But this cake is so much better than anything they can offer me! This just looks AMAZING! Add the macadamian nuts and I say….Dunkin who???? : ) This one really is a beauty! : )

  4. OMG that looks delicious. Did you save me a piece?

  5. These look incredible! What a fantastic recipe and photos! :)

  6. delicious combination flavourful bundt

  7. Looks wonderful! I wish I had a piece now. Yum!

  8. Tiffany, that cake looks soooo good! I absolutely love that glaze! I just wish I had a big piece right now to enjoy…sigh

  9. I love bundt cakes! I usually forgo the glaze on mine bc I just want to eat it right away. 😉 The idea of strawberry and banana together is great!

    • I love bundt cakes toooo! They’re my favorite shape 😀

  10. Soooo much better than DD. Gorgeous glaze. 3 slices please!

  11. Looks really moist and delicious. Coconut, strawberries and nuts sounds like a great combo

  12. Strawberry banana is such lovely combination. Cake looks very delicious.

  13. Tiffany, I’m sorry but I have a complaint. How can you do this to us? That bundt cake is too moist and I can just about smell it from Paris! Absolute cruelty to hungry bloggers. Can imagine the flavours and that glaze… love the description!

  14. Ha ha, I know very well the Mass love for Dunkin’. I am not a fan, personally, but then, I am not a native of Mass, so I guess it’s not in my blood ;). Very glad you made this instead!

  15. Smack yo mama good, indeed! This sounds like heaven. Especially for me at the moment, in this unbearable heat I can’t be bothered to cook dinner so I’m just eating desserts or crackers & cheese!! 😀

  16. mmm That looks amazingly delicious..I could enjoy this with my morning coffee! Mouthwatering!!!

  17. This looks absolutely delicious! I love that you used yogurt in it – such a moist ingredient and it sure looks moist… Buzzed!

  18. This looks so delicious! I’d pick strawberries over blueberries most days anyway, although coincidentally I am planning to make blueberry donuts tomorrow! I think your strawberry glaze totally makes this cake. I’d eat it by the spoonful!

    • Can you send me some of those donuts?!?!?! Oh, and there is a place in DC with the best vegan donuts EVER (besides the ones you are about to make!)

  19. Such a beautiful bundt. I was tickled by the use of the strawberry flavored yogurt to get that extra touch of strawberry goodness. 😉

  20. Oh yum! I love left over bundt cake toasted with butter for breakfast.

  21. Great combo and looks fantastic! Look at that glaze, really goes with the cake…

    • Oh wow, now this sounds incredible. I love strawberry and banana together, as well as any excuse to use my bundt pan. Delicious recipe!

  22. That cake of yours looks amazingly good, I love the strawberry glaze too…awesome photos!

  23. congrats on the Top 9!!! What a great combo with the Strawberry Banana combo. I’ll take a slice if your Bundt any day over DD.

  24. I’ll take a slice or 2 of this with my DD dark roast coffee right now! It looks fantastic and congrats on Top 9 :)

  25. Much better than donuts!! :)

  26. wow! This would totally satisfy every craving for fruits and cakes! Beautiful!!!

    Congrats on Top 9!!!

  27. Congrats on Top 9 AGAIN!! You’re a star 😀

  28. So, so, SO absolutely delicious!

    I love cakes with fruit and yours looks wonderful!!

  29. I love the strawberry banana combo. Yum! Congrats on Top 9!

  30. Oh, my! Your cake looks so moist and delectable! YUM!

  31. that looks and sounds amazing! love the glaze. i’m trying so hard to cut back on all this stuff but that just looks so delicious.

  32. Oh Tiffany, this is one amazing cake The glaze looks do yummy!

  33. congrats on the top 9 today

  34. Looks a million times better than anything dunkin doughnut would sell!

  35. This cake looks delicious! I just posted strawberry cupcakes… The next time I will try your recipe.

  36. A really tempting cake with moist texture and delicious flavours.

  37. I love everything about this cake, but my very favourite thing about it is the glaze — it makes it all look so YUM! Theresa

  38. Uh, delicious. I bet it would taste good as just a straight up raspberry cake as well.

  39. This bundt looks amazing!! Especially with that marvelous glazing on top!

  40. Dear lord. Be lazy. Please be lazy ALL the time!

    • You freaking crack me up!

  41. Hola Tiffany :) Wow your bundt is making me want to not be lazy and bake some. It really does look like an amazing tasting treat. Hope all is well :)

  42. The strawberry glaze definitely takes this bundt over the edge! As a fellow New Englander, I realize the importance of a Dunkin donut from time to time, but this cake is an excellent stand-in! Well done :)

  43. I love Dunkin Donuts blueberry cake donut too! If this is better than that- I need to try it ASAP!

  44. What a mouth watering picture wow!

  45. Tiffany, this cake is beautiful…but more importantly it sounds delicious! I love that it is filled with ripe juicy berries and screams summer! That Arnold Palmer cake idea sounds great! I was thinking of making something similar a few weekends ago but went with a berry dessert instead…they are just so good ;).

  46. Hi Tiffany, This lovely bundt looks absolutely mouth-watering-Wonderful combination of flavors!

    Have a great day,

    Aldy.

  47. What a sweet treat! I’m seldom tempted by store-bought sweets, but I’ll eat just about anything that’s homemade!

  48. Hi! tiffney sorry i give very late reply first congrats to top ! strawberry and banana wow!! Great combination and fantastic photos!!

  49. Thanks for the comments everyone!

  50. I missed the glaze on the first picture, and that just makes me want it that much more. It looks sooooo good

  51. Oh man… how delicious! This bundt + coffee = perfect morning.

  52. Wow, this cake looks amazing….fantastic:)

  53. Look at this amazing bundle cake. Strawberry and banana sounds great! What a delicious combo! Thanks for sharing Tiffany

  54. Hi Tiffany–
    I meant to comment on this cake way back when I saw it in the Top 9 which was right after I baked with strawberry and bananas too! Such a great combo! I love the glaze on this!

  55. bundts are an amazing thing! this looks so DELISH!

  56. wow!! This looks so good!..and tasted fantastic. Seeing the entire cake makes me appreciate it even more.

  57. Yum! What a gorgeous combination of flavours. I wish I had some of this over Easter :)