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Friday, November 16, 2012

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake

Today is our last day of Thanksgiving Recipe Week so I have to end with dessert. I know, it's a mouthful to say and I have to agree, but this recipe was another wonderful way to use up those bananas. This was a deliciously moist cake with the chocolate, hazelnuts, pumpkin and bananas all wrapped up into one tasty package without being overly sweet. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake
2 c. All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1/2 c. Granulated Sugar
1 c. Pumpkin Puree
1/4 c. Nutella or other Hazelnut spread
3 Ripe Bananas, blended
1 Egg
2 tbsp. Milk
1/4 c. Hazelnuts, chopped
1/4 c. Mini Chocolate Chips

1. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and  cocoa powder. 
2. In a separate larger bowl, combine the sugar, pumpkin, Nutella, bananas, egg and milk. Whisk together until well blended. 
3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix well; then fold in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips. 
4. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray and pour in the batter. 
5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until the top springs back when touched or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Makes 16 slices. 

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*Tip: You can also make these as muffins; however, the cooking time would be different. For muffins, I would start checking them for doneness after 10-12 minutes.

Thanksgiving Tip
The day of, write a list of what items you will be serving and at what time. This will help you determine when to place items into the oven to avoid over crowding and to keep you on some sort of schedule. 

Here is an example:
9:00am Place turkey in the oven
12:30pm Put appetizers in the oven
1:00pm Guests arrive/serve appetizers
2:00pm Heat Soup 
2:30pm Serve Soup
3:00pm Serve Salad
3:00pm Put sides in the oven, rolls and/or cook the potatoes for mashed potatoes
3:15pm Carve Turkey
3:30/4pm Serve main meal and don't forget the cranberry sauce in the refrigerator(I do this every year!)
6:00pm Serve dessert and coffee

Shared at Close To Home 11/15/12


  1. looks amazing, love the addition of nutella. love you to link this recipe up to FRIDAY food frenzy. hope to see you there


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