Tuesdays With Dorie – Classic Banana Coconut Bundt Cake

by Jessica on August 4, 2009

Banana Coconut Bundt

While reading up on this week’s choice, I thought about my momma, otherwise known around MBH as ‘Momma G’. She loves bananas and banana bread, especially when there are pecans or walnuts added in. And she makes a mean banana bread, too… the recipe of which came from my grandmother. So, while Dorie’s recipe was good, I’d be in big trouble if I said it was better than my grandmother’s! 🙂

For this one, I added in Momma G’s beloved pecans and also subbed coconut extract for the vanilla. The coconut flavor really didn’t come out as much as I would’ve liked, but it was still yummy… the house smelled DEE-licious while the mini bundts were baking, too! And after unmolding them, they were adorable! Bonus!

Banana Coconut Bundt 2

Huge thanks to Mary of The Food Librarian for such a great choice! Check out her blog and the other TWD bakers here!

Classic Banana Coconut Bundt Cake (pg. 190)
Adapted from: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Banana Coconut Bundt 3

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Caitlin August 4, 2009 at 2:51 am

I almost put nuts in mine – dang, your minis look good with them! And the coconut sub sounds very neat.

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2 snooky doodle August 4, 2009 at 4:19 am

so nice! and so cute!! and so yummy 🙂

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3 Amanda August 4, 2009 at 6:47 am

I love those, they are so cute! We loved this cake and I will definitely be making it again. By request too!

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4 Jules August 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

Those are totally cute! Nice work!

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5 Katrina August 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

I’ll be honest, the only time I like bananas is in banana bread. This soudns liek it would be right up my alley!

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6 Amy August 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

I almost bought mini-bundt pans for this recipe. Now I wish I had. Yours look so great!

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7 Amy (Sing for your supper) August 4, 2009 at 10:39 am

I love your mini bundts!!! I’ve been dying for a set..maybe Christmas! These look really great, J!! Can’t wait to see you in a few days!

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8 Spike August 4, 2009 at 11:21 am

coconut sounds like a great addition. love your pans!

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9 Sugar B August 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Wow, I didn’t know that one can bake heart bundt cakes! That is genius!

All of your bundt cakes are wowsers! Great job!

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10 chocolatechic August 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Love the mini’s.

I wonder if you had added actual coconut to it might have helped the flavor.

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11 Tracey August 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Ooooh coconut is a great addition! It sounds so yummy. I made mini bundts too. They really are the cutest – yours look perfect!

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12 Kim August 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I love the idea of the coconut instead of the vanilla, that is a fabulous idea!! Secondly, those little mini bundt shapes are adorable. Did you watch True Blood last Sunday? OMG – Crazy. So much is going on. I don’t think Jason was killed, do you?

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13 theeclecticconnoisseur August 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Your mini bundt cakes are so cute! Now, I need a mini bundt pan. I thought about adding nuts, but hubby wanted chocolate chips.

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14 pamela August 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Oh, I just love that towel your minis are resting on! And the minis are so cute, too. Love the heart.

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15 teaandscones August 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Weren’t these delicious. I love all the little ‘squigglys’ from the bananas.

Those are adorable.

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16 Kayte August 5, 2009 at 7:46 am

These are so dang cute! I think I just want to make minis of everything from now on. Great job.

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17 nutmegnanny August 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm

These little cakes turned out adorable! I love all the different shapes:)

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18 foodlibrarian August 7, 2009 at 7:08 am

The mini bundts are so adorable. I have to get those pans! Love the tribute to your Momma G! 🙂 thanks for baking along with me this week. – mary the food librarian

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19 Jill August 7, 2009 at 9:50 am

Your cake looks great, and I love your mini bundt pans!

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20 Maryanna August 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

This looks delicious. I have some coconut I need to use up.

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