my lavender blues

October 20, 2016

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

I like big bundts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can’t deny. When a chef walks in with an itty bitty plate and a round thing in its face I get….. hungray.


Sir Mix A Lot may have been a one hit wonder, but lemme tell you, this bundt cake is much, much, more than just that.

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake. Swishhhhh. Nothin’ bundt net.

(Pardon my Puns….. Nerds gon’ nerd).

My drive for creating the most perfect breakfast bundt cake went beyond my regular cravings. I was invited to be apart of this “Virtual Pumpkin Party” with a mizillion other food bloggers (see links below) who I look up to for current inspiration and knew I had to slay this bad boy. The theme for this virtual party was “Pumpkin” which immediately made my heart happy. As ya’ll know my love for pumpkin. Or maybe you don’t. But then… now you do.

So with that, I wanted to create the most perfectly dense and flavorful pumpkin bundt cake, putting all those flat, dry and tasteless bundt recipes to shame.

What I needed was an expert. And who better to call on then yo mama?  Or in this case, my mama. Woman knows a thing or ten about a tasty baked good and I knew I would need her expertise and guidance in the conservatory (if you follow me on my social media outlets you will have seen how many recipe fails I had).

We decided to take her already perfect banana bread recipe and give it a facelift with some pumpkin and good ol’ fashioned olive oil. Throw it together in a bundt pan and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Recipe Notes:

Be sure to grease and flour your pan really well, as you want to be able to remove this cake flawlessly (because you want it to be pretty on the outside as well).

Don’t skip out on the vinegar for this recipe. It helps with texture and makes this bad boy rise like there’s no tomorrow.

You can use whatever olive oil you have in your pantry, depending on how strong you want the flavor (I like to use extra virgin).

I used homemade pumpkin puree, but if that literally is out of the question due to extreme laziness (kidding but not really) or a time constraint (much more believable) then make sure you buy pure puree (no extra crap added).

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

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Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake
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  • 2 cups pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 ripened bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter softened (1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups organic cane sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  1. First preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously grease and flour your bundt pan.
  2. Next combine 2 cups of sugar, olive oil, butter and eggs and vanilla.. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.
  3. Add bananas and pumpkin puree, mix.
  4. In a small bowl add your milk, vinegar and baking soda (mixture will bubble up). Add to wet ingredients and mix.
  5. Next in a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix together.
  6. Gradually fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
  7. Pour into bundt pan and spread mixture out evenly. Place in oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, or when a knife is inserted and comes out clean.
  8. Let cool until you can handle, wiggle free from pan, turn over onto a wired rack and remove from pan. Bring to room temperature and serve (or cover tightly with plastic wrap to prevent from drying out).


****Be sure to click the links below and check out all of the wonderfully talented bloggers who hopped on board! Literally drool worthy pictures + recipes. Making Monday so much less painless.

Cake Over Steak • Quick Pumpkin and Kale Risotto + Arancini

Twigg Studios • Sausage Stuffing Baked in a Pumpkin

Donuts, Dresses and Dirt • Pumpkin Spice Latte Popsicles

Cloudy Kitchen • Pumpkin Cake with Vanilla German Buttercream

Vegetarian Ventures • Smoky Pumpkin & Black Sesame Hummus

Eat Boutique • Pumpkin Scallion Dumplings

A Little Saffron • Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

Two Red Bowls • Pumpkin & Maple Caramel Baked French Toast

Wallflower Kitchen • Mini Pumpkin & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Wit & Vinegar • Pumpkin Butterscotch Banana Split

Style Sweet CA • Pumpkin Creme Brulee Cake

Nommable • Pumpkin Biscuits with Mushroom Thyme Gravy

With Food + Love • Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin Seed Bread

Hortus • Creamy Roasted Squash Soup + Pumpkin Risotto

Sevengrams • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Jojotastic • 1 Pumpkin, 2 Ways: Pumpkin Trail Mix & Dog Treats

Grain Changer • Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

Girl Versus Dough • Pumpkin Cranberry Flax Crisps

Earthy Feast • Pumpkin Grits + Pumpkin Home Fries + a Fried Egg

Harvest and Honey • Truffled Pumpkin Papardelle Alfredo with Frizzled Sage

Tasty Seasons • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Broma Bakery • Pumpkin Butter Pop Tarts

Tending the Table • Roasted Pumpkin and Barley Salad

The Sugar Hit • Super Soft Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious Not Gorgeous • Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble

Taste Love and Nourish • Pumpkin Bread Pudding

The Green Life • Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk & Hazelnut Skillet Cookie (Vegan)

Foolproof Living • Pumpkin Creme Fraiche Pasta with Sage

The Monday Box • Pumpkin Mini Bundt Cakes

Design Crush • Pumpkin Bourbon Hot Toddy

The Road to Honey • Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Layer Cake

My Name is Yeh • Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt and Hazelnut Dukkah

Give Recipe • Orange Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Heartbeet Kitchen • Magic Vegan Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Beard and Bonnet • Marbled Pumpkin Muffins

Eat Within Your Means • Vegan Pumpkin Blender Muffins

Snixy Kitchen • Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding with Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Ruby Josephine • Moroccan Sweet Pumpkin + Beef Tagine

Lab Noon • Pasta Bake with Roasted Pumpkin and Saffron Sauce, Pistachio and Goat Cheese

An Edible Mosaic • Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding

Hey Modest Marce • Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie

Inspired By the Seasons • Pumpkin Applesauce Smoothie

CaliGirl Cooking • Pumpkin Praline Cinnamon Rolls with Spiked Cream Cheese Glaze

Sally’s Baking Addiction • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Well and Full • Spicy Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Appeasing a Food Geek • Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin

SweetPhi • Pumpkin Chili Biscuit Bake

Warm Vanilla Sugar • Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts

Mademoiselle Poirot • Cinnamon-Pumpkin Mousse on Honey Panna Cotta topped with Hazelnut Brittle

Heart of a Baker • Pumpkin Sticky Buns with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Flourishing Foodie • Massaman Curry with Pumpkin and Chickpeas

Ginger & Toasted Sesame • Pumpkin Jeon

Lindsay Jang • Best Ever DIY Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fix Feast Flair • Hokkaido Pumpkin + Sage Mac and Gouda

Will Frolic for Food • Pumpkin Kale Patties with Coconut Cilantro Rice

A Couple Cooks • Pumpkin Pecan Baked Steel Cut Oats

Vermilion Red • Pumpkin Pie Souffle

  1. Britnell • Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Displaced Housewife • Brown Butter Pumpkin Donuts

Sweet Gula • Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

La Pêche Fraîche • Pumpkin and Condensed Milk Cakes

Kitchen Konfidence • Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter Sauce

Loves Food, Loves to Eat • Savory Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Kale & Caramel • Goat Cheese & Sage-Stuffed Pumpkin Challah

Okie Dokie Artichokie • Pumpkin Chorizo Chili with Sweet Potatoes + Pinto Beans

Salted Plains • Easy Pumpkin Bread

Liliahna • Chicken Legs with Pumpkin and Tortellini

TermiNatetor Kitchen • Whole Wheat, Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Brioche

Vermilion Roots • Sweet Rice Dumplings with Pumpkin

Celebrate Creativity • Pumpkin Mini Cheesecake Tarts

Serendipity Bakes • Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

So Much Yum • Vegan Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

The Brick Kitchen • Pumpkin, Pecan & White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lisli • Pumpkin Pie Cake

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt • Pumpkin Pie Dip

Fig+Bleu • Pumpkin Granola

The Speckled Palate • Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Blondies

Cook Til Delicious • Fall Cliche Cake (Pumpkin Spice Cake / Maple Cream Cheese Frosting / Apple Cider Caramel Sauce)

Floating Kitchen • Chicken and Pumpkin Chili

The Wood and Spoon • Pumpkin Pecan Cake with Burnt Sugar Frosting

Fork Vs Spoon • Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Lemon & Vanilla • Pumpkin and Coconut Caramel Flan

Dunk & Crumble • Pumpkin Chocolate Icebox Cake

Chicano Eats • Pumpkin Butter Pan de Muerto

On the Plate • Pumpkin Pancakes, Salted Caramel & Pecans

Rough Measures • Cosy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Caffeine and Dairy Free)

Brewing Happiness • Pumpkin Ginger Breakfast Cookies

A Butterful Mind • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Vanilla Whipped Cream

The Little Loaf • Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Fork to Belly • Pumpkin Gnocchi

The Little Epicurean • Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Bourbon and Honey • Spicy Roasted Pumpkin with Honey and Feta

What to Cook Today • Spicy Pumpkin Noodle Soup

Food by Mars • Pumpkin Pie (Grain-Free, Diary-Free)

The Bojon Gourmet • Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding

Oh Honey Bakes • Pumpkin Cake with Gingersnap Toffee

Long Distance Baking • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Jam Lab • Pumpkin Madeleines Dipped in White Chocolate

The Lemon Apron • Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf with an Olive Oil Glaze

Sun Diego Eats • Thai Pumpkin & Sticky Rice Cakes

A Cozy Kitchen • Pumpkin Chai Scones with Black Tea Glaze

A Cookie Named Desire • Pumpkin Shrubs

Eating Clean Recipes • Vegan Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Kingfield Kitchen • Vegan Fresh Pumpkin Soup

Drink and Cocktail Recipes • Pumpkin Dirty Chai

The Pig & Quill • Pumpkin Sage Cannelloni (Dairy-Free)

My Lavender Blues • Pumpkin, Banana & Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Betty Liu • Pumpkin + Pear Butter Baked Melty Cheese

Happy Hearted Kitchen • Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin with Tahini Yogurt + Hazelnut Dukkah

InHappenstance • Pumpkin Scones with Maple Butter

Live Eat Learn • Pumpkin Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

  1. This bundt looks so good!! Do you know if I’d have luck using coconut sugar instead? Can’t wait to try it

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  4. Ok “SWISHHHHH. NOTHIN’ BUNDT NET.” <— that was a good one I have to give you props.

    Love your pictures too!

    • Julia Calleo says:

      haha thanks, i was really proud of myself when i wrote that one down, especially since i’m literally the most unathletic human being alive.

      Thanks love yours as well!!!!

  5. Pumpkin + banana + olive oil sounds like a cake that would be hard to get wrong – and so moist and full of flavour. Love your photos too! x

  6. Ruby says:

    I am so in love with this cake. Banana bread meets pumpkin is like a match made in heaven and then put it in a sexy bundt pan and it’s just downright perfection. This is getting made soon!

  7. this looks sooooo good xx

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