These nutty mini cakes delight with bananas and toffee

April 24, 2013

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If a bundt pan transforms a simple cake from good to great, imagine what a cute mini bundt will do!

Home cook Yolanda Stewart’s Nutty Buddy Bundt Cakes stay moist from a delicious combo of pudding mix and mashed bananas, get nutty with cashews, toffee bits and walnuts, and are just cute as a button when baked in a mini bundt pan! (Pssst… They make great cupcakes, too!)

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Nutty Buddy Bundt Cakes

1 box vanilla cake mix

1 box [3.5 oz] instant banana pudding mix

2 tbsp all purpose flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 c sugar

4 eggs

1 c water

1/4 c vegetable oil

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 c mashed bananas

1/2 c cashews, chopped

1/4 c toffee bits

Glaze

2 tbsp butter, melted

2 c powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp water

1/4 c walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 6 mini bundt pans or one regular bundt pan.

For cake: In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and pudding mix, 2 tbsp of flour, 2 tbsp of baking powder, 1/2 c of sugar. Add slightly beaten eggs to dry mixture, then add water, oil, vanilla; Blend well.

Add mashed bananas, chopped nuts, and toffee bits. Beat 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down sides.

Pour batter into prepared pans, filling each cup 3/4 full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until cake is lightly brown. Test cakes with toothpick for doneness.

For glaze: In a small bowl, melt butter. Add powdered sugar and stir. Gradually add spoons of water to make desired consistency for glaze. Add nuts and whisk until glaze is smooth and reaches a drizzle consistency. Add water if necessary.

Once cakes cool, drizzle icing over cake in a circular motion until icing and nuts are eveningly distributed on each mini bundt.

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