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 Responses to TWD: Yes, We Have Banana Bundt Cake
  1. Mary says:

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

  2. jillbert says:

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

  3. Jodie says:

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

  4. Katrina says:

    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

  5. isa says:

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

  6. Marthe says:

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

  7. pinkstripes says:

    Cute picture of the husband. Your cake looks great.

    oh, how I miss Arrested Development. :(

  8. Tracey says:

    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 :)

  9. Lauren says:

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

  10. Leslie says:

    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!

  11. lasinthekitchen says:

    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!

  12. The Food Librarian says:

    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

  13. TeaLady says:

    Your banbanananana bundt came out beautifully and looks moist and delicious…

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