Has anyone submerged a whole banana inside of a banana bundt cake? And how did it work?

  • Posted by: Sid
  • May 20, 2019
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HalfPint May 22, 2019
No, I haven't in put a whole banana in a cake but there's a Vietnamese specialty where whole bananas (peeled, of course) are embedded in sweet sticky rice (glutinous) rice, wrapped in banana leaves, and steamed. I love it. Sticky. Sweet, but no cloying. So I think it will work in a bundt cake. While bananas can add moisture to a cake/bread, it doesn't release much liquid, so the cake would not be mushy or gummy. Go for it!
 
Smaug May 21, 2019
At this point it would appear that no one has- let us know if you do. Two problems I can see- keeping the banana from sinking or floating in the batter, and the dubious attractions of a baked banana. Large pieces of plantain might work better, but I can't say if it would cook properly.
 
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