Salted Butterscotch Banana Bundt Cake

Recipe by Janet Gill, Canton, Ohio | First place, 3204, Class No. 7, 2016 | Baking Temperature: 325 degrees | Baking Time: 50-60 minutes | Yield: 1

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. turbinado or raw sugar
  • 1 ¾ C. flour
  • 1- 3.4 oz. box instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 4 medium very ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ C. oil
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 ¼ t. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ C. toffee bits
  • ¼ C. butterscotch chips
  • 1 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 T. heavy cream
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 10-12 C. Bundt pan well with cooking spray. Sprinkle turbinado sugar evenly to coat pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, pudding mix, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside
  • Mash 3 of the bananas in a large bowl. Cut the remaining banana into 1/4” pieces and set aside. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and 1 t. salt to the mashed bananas, whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in diced bananas and toffee bits.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in cake center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Let cake cool for 15 minutes before inverting cake onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, place butterscotch chips, butter, and cream and remaining ¼ t. salt in a small bowl. Microwave on high until chips just start to melt, 35-40 seconds. Whisk until smooth. Cool 5 minutes then drizzle on top of cake. Lightly sprinkle with sea salt.
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