Monday, August 03, 2009

TWD: Yes, We Have Banana Bundt Cake

Fans of Arrested Development may be familiar with this little guy here:

Allow me to introduce Mr. Bananagrabber, who is, in the words of the Arrested Development wiki, "an anthropomorphic banana who rides a Segway and steals and eats other bananas. When he speaks, his S's whistle." [You may well be asking yourself the same thing Michael Bluth asked: "Why would a banana grab another banana? I mean, those are the kind of questions I don't want to answer."]

Well, this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe spawned an imitator right in my very home:


Mr. Banana Cake Grabber.

He doesn't ride a Segway, and he doesn't lisp, but he does have the amazing ability to make a whole banana bundt cake morph from this...


To this....

To this.

My very own husband went bananas over this banana cake, and ate a full quarter of it for breakfast yesterday. (It's a fruit serving, right?) I myself thought it was good but not exceptional--it was your standard yummy banana bread/cake texture and flavor. I'm guilty of always peeling off the outside and leaving the sad innards lying around, neglected, but that's more a sign of my poor manners than any deficiency on the part of this cake. All told, this was an easy cake to whip up and a real winner with you-know-who.

[And don't worry--we're keeping the animation rights to Mr. Banana Cake Grabber.]

13 comments:

  1. I miss Arrested Development so much. I agree..it is a serving of fruit, definitely...

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  2. It's ironic that you peel your banana cake :) This sure looks like it was a hit with your husband!

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  3. I think you can count the sour cream as dairy, too, so it's a well-balanced breakfast!

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  4. Awesome! Loved this, even though I have other recipes equally as good for banana cake/bread that are a little healthier! I had fun with this one, then went on vacation and forgot my computer with all the info in it!!!! I'll be posting a two for one next week

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  5. So funny!
    Your cake looks delicious!
    I loved this recipe as well!

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  6. Wow, that is one amazing looking bundt cake!! Yum!

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  7. Cute picture of the husband. Your cake looks great.

    oh, how I miss Arrested Development. :(

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  8. Your cake looks fantastic with the glaze over the top! Great picture of your husband. Glad he was such a big fan of the cake. I thought this was a particularly good breakfast cake :)

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  9. Thank you, THANK YOU for the AD reference. As if I didn't love your blog enough already...

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  10. Heck yeah, that's a whole serving of fruit! That's my rationalization, anyway. Even though you weren't in love with it, you still made the glaze perfectly beautiful!

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  11. Your banana bundt cake is just beautiful! It obviously tastes fantastic by the looks of Mr. Banana Cake Grabber! =)
    I love the ribbon (?) trim around the cake platter!

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  12. This is completely on the food pyramid in the fruit category!! Looks wonderful! Thanks for baking along with me this week!! - mary the food librarian

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  13. Your banbanananana bundt came out beautifully and looks moist and delicious...

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