Spelt Banana Buttermilk Bundt Cake Recipe (with Chocolate Chips)

spelt flour banana buttermilk bundt cake recipe - coco cake land

spelt flour banana buttermilk bundt cake recipe - coco cake land

Bundt first, cake – what a FIST-PUMPING moment of triumph it is when your bundt cake un-moulds itself without sticking to the pan like a bastard from hell! I remember my earliest days of cake making and not “greasing” the pans. Terrible amateur mistake, one that could turn a person off of baking for years. For layer cakes, I always use vegetable oil spray AND parchment paper round and then more spray. Layers pop out like a casual dream. Bundts, on the other hand, are scary. No parchment paper, only you, butter, flour or veggie oil and all those bumps and crevices for cake to lock into and never come out. Moral of the story: GREASE THAT MUTHAH well. Don’t cry over stuck bundt.

spelt flour banana buttermilk bundt cake recipe - coco cake land

Spelt banana buttermilk bundt cake with chocolate chips! A recipe to please children (okay, my child) and to use up over ripened bananas. A recipe to get the fibre flowing. A regular-shitting child is a happy child. Or so the old saying goes. A happy child is a happy parent. Cakes make children happy. “Healthy” cakes make adults happy to feed to children. A “treat with a twist!” And low in sugar, too. Unless you milk-and-sugar-glaze it like I did, but then, it just looks so pretty glazed I couldn’t not glaze. Also: I’ve been trying to use my bundt pans these days. Nothing sadder than an unused Velveteen Rabbit style bundt pan, unloved, untouched. Touch the bundt. Make the bundt. Eat the bundt.

buttermilk chocolate chip banana bundt cake

Spelt Banana Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Chocolate Chips

16 slices

For The Bundt Cake

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar (or golden brown sugar)
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

For The Milk and Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed

Make The Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray down your 9 inch bundt pan with vegetable oil or butter, and lightly flour with spelt flour.

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the spelt flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about two minutes.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, vanilla extract and bananas.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk, then the other half of the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  6. Bake in the centre rack for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean; start checking for doneness around 45 minutes depending on your oven.
  7. Let cool in pan for 15-20 minutes. Using a small rubber spatula, gently loosen the bundt cake away from the pan without breaking the cake. Place a large wire rack on the top of the cake pan and invert cake, releasing the cake onto the wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cake is cool, use a spoon to add the glaze; decorate with raspberries or banana chips.

Make The Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the icing sugar and milk until a glaze forms, adding additional milk one teaspoon at a time to get your desired consistency. If you find you’ve added to much milk, simply add more icing sugar to thicken.

spelt flour banana buttermilk bundt cake recipe - coco cake land

spelt flour banana buttermilk bundt cake recipe - coco cake land

Happy bundting, friends! xo Lyndsay 

8 Responses to “Spelt Banana Buttermilk Bundt Cake Recipe (with Chocolate Chips)”

  1. Tabitha H

    Oh my gosh, so many disasters with bundt cake pans! One was SO bad I sent my mom a pic of the mangled cake — still not sure how it broke in half, but only stuck in a few places?? Yours looks much better! ;)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hehe! The Bundt Pan Headache!!! Well I hope your next one turns out much better, Tabitha! ^__^

  2. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

    What a cute bundt! But your cakes are always cute :) I have to admit relating to the bundt problem as well, it is so crushing to face a crumbled cake after slaving away in the kitchen so long… but it makes the victory sweeter, eh? :P

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      I honestly say a little prayer to the cake Gods just before upturning my bundt pan onto a plate!!

  3. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Lmao. The shitting child is a happy child is TOTALLY true. When my nephew was a toddler, his shits were the size of big ass bananas. I couldn’t believe a tiny tot could pass something that huge. The thing is, it hurt him like a mother so he’d try to hold it in as long as he could. Sometimes, he’d only take one dump per week. When it started coming out, he’d cry and run around the house, sometimes up to half an hour, before it came out. It was the saddest thing! Anyways, TMI, right?! Love this spelt cake. And an AMEN to buttering/greasing the hell out of a bundt pan.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      LOL! Nancy oh my gad that is insanity. Poor guy!! So painful! He really needed some spelt flour bundt cake in his toddler life!!! xo

  4. Summer

    This looks so pretty and tasty ♥


    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thanks Summer! ^__^

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