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:
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…
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.]