Mini cakes dusted with powdered sugar.

Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes

These Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes are filled with tropical flavors, but are perfect any time of year. Top them with a dusting of powdered sugar for a festive individual dessert idea.

Mini cakes dusted with powdered sugar.
Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes

These Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes can be easily prepared in mini Bundt cake pans for individual desserts or in a full-size pan if you prefer. The tropical flavors are a treat!

Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes in a row sprinkled with powdered sugar.

This post first appeared on August 11, 2013 and on Wayfair.com. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen!

When it comes to family time, moments with just the four of us are plentiful and never taken for granted. But it’s just us, our little nuclear family. As much as we love our life in Northern California, it’s a life without aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. We get our family fix a few times a year in the form of road trips and air travel, and when we do, it reminds me how much I loved growing up with a large extended family not so far away.

Mini Bundt cakes on a cooling rack.
A full-size Bundt cake and mini Bundt cakes on a cooling rack.

My mother’s side of the family loved having an excuse to have a family reunion when we gathered for my cousin’s wedding last week. My aunt and uncle surprised us with an old family video, where younger versions of my cousins and I were celebrating Christmas.

On a screen fuzzy with pre-HD festivities, the little ones put on our traditional show with song and dance, there was the random snippet of a younger me tasting a dish at the crowded stove, and even some silly dancing, to my great embarrassment. It was a taste of the past, Christmas in the summer, so different from the way I now celebrate holidays with my children.

A Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cake sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.

This weekend, we are with my husband’s family, and my children are getting their fill of playing with more cousins and hugs from Grammie and Papa. I miss this for them, but we are soaking it in. When we return to California, we will go back to cherishing family through photos and phone calls, and family recipes that remind us of home.

These Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes are a variation of an old favorite that my mom used to make. Sprinkling on the powdered sugar, it was a return to those old snow fallen Christmases of long ago.

How Long to Bake Mini Bundt Cakes?

The nice thing about mini Bundt cakes is that they are faster to bake than a single Bundt cake. These mini Bundt cakes only take about 35 minutes in the oven, but if you’d like to make the recipe in a full size 10-inch pan, you’ll need to plan for about 65-70 minutes baking time.

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Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes

These Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes are filled with tropical flavors, but are perfect any time of year. Top them with a dusting of powdered sugar for a festive individual dessert idea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 mini Bundt cakes
Calories 475kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 slightly beaten eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (8 1/4 oz can)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter and flour your bundt cake pan(s).
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, bananas, oil, undrained pineapple, and vanilla; add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring until well moistened. This can also be done in a stand mixer if you wish.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan(s); using a pastry bag makes this neater, but is certainly not necessary. Bake for about 35 minutes for mini Bundt cakes or 65 to 70 minutes for a large Bundt cake. Cool in pan 15 minutes, then remove and cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.

Notes

This recipe makes 12 mini Bundt cakes or one 10-inch Bundt cake. Remember that a full-size Bundt cake will take longer to bake: 65 to 70 minutes for a large Bundt cake (instead of 35 minutes for mini Bundt cakes).

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Mary@SiftingFocus

    Liren, I can relate to your yearning for family and how much you miss them living so far away. So grateful to have my husband’s family nearby but I terribly miss my own. These little cake are adorable, and the photos are fabulous.

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  2. Renee

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable and delicious looking. I’ve never seen mini bundts before!

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  3. Aileen

    I can imagine those cakes would taste like summer! Beautiful photos, Liren! Super love them!

    Reply
  4. Simone

    That looks delicious! I can imagine how hard it must be not having your family close by… But it does make you appreciate those moment possibly even more…:)

    Reply
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