Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Chocolate Cinnamon Pound Cake

I say Chocolate Cinnamon instead of Chocolate banana because people who don't like bananas will probably still like the cake. The bananas just add moistness not really flavor. I got this recipe for Janssen. She and Ralphie I think like it more than I did, but I thought it was a fun twist and pretty darn good, and an excellent way to use those bananas you have sitting around. Good luck finding cinnamon chips. : )

Chocolate Banana Pound Cake

(1 bundt cake)

2 ripe bananas
1 package plain German chocolate cake mix (psh, don't give me grief about using a cake mix)
¾ cup buttermilk
½ cup oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cinnamon chips

Glaze:½ cup sugar
5 Tbsp butter
¼ cup milk
3 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2/3 cup cinnamon chips
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350. Peel bananas and place them in a large mixingbowl. With the electric mixer on low speed, blend them until mashed. Add the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Blend on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape the bowl with a spatula and beat 2 more minutes on medium speed. Fold in the cinnamon chips, making sure theyare well-distributed. Bake until cake springs back when pressed with finger (38-40 minutes). Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, place sugar, butter and milk for glaze in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until it boils. Still stirring, let it boil for 1 minute and remove pan from heat. Stir in cocoa powder, cinnamon chips and vanilla until the cinnamon chips are melted and the glaze is smooth. Stir and let cool for a few minutes until it thickens a little. When cake is cool, drizzle over the top. Save extra glaze in fridge and eat like fudge.


Janssen said...

It's significantly better after a day or so.

Alison said...

Ok seriously, where do you get the cinnamon chips. I remember hearing Janssen and some one talking about it one time but i cant remember where they said to go.

Kristi said...

I think they have them at the HEB on the 45 and also I got mine at the HEB off of 620 and O'connor. NOT at HEB plus and not at wal-mart, in my experience.

And Janssen is right, it was way better the next day!

Gretchen said...

I thought the whole point of this cake was the frosting. Use as little as you can get away with on the cake so you can eat the rest! Because the bonus of being the mom is licking the bowl, right?