Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Banana Bread Snack Cake...

This recipe is so easy and very yummy!  I found the recipe from a blog I read on a regular basis. Her name is Jessica and the name of her blog is how Sweet it is. She is amazing and oh so funny! I don't know how she does it, but she posts almost every single day! I consider myself lucky if I get 4 posts in a month. Every recipe that I have tried of hers is delicious and her photos are amazing. You must stop by her blog for a visit...

I made this last night and ate half of it all by myself. I can't even blame Olivia for even a small portion of it missing.

There's nothing wrong with eating cake for dinner is there?! I didn't think so...

Makes 9-12 Squares

1 large egg
1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I used cinnamon sugar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and brown sugar until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and mashed bananas, mixing until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, mixing until the batter comes together. Add in melted butter and mix until evenly distributed.
Pour batter in the baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until center is no longer jiggly and edges are golden. Top with a cream cheese glaze, if desired.
Jessica's Note:  You can definitely sub in all-purpose flour, but she would not use regular whole wheat.

Whipped Cream Cheese Glaze
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons heavy cream, or more depending on texture
In a bowl, whisk cream cheese vigorously until it smoothes out. Add in sugar, vanilla and cream one tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. This glaze will be a bit thicker (almost like a thin frosting), so add more or less cream depending on your desired consistency.

This little snack cake is super moist and I'm on the fence as to which I like better. With the glaze or without the glaze? It's just as yummy either way. Thank you Jessica for another great recipe!


  1. Oh lord that looks fabulous!! I have bananas that look just like yours and if I can sub in regular flour I have all of the ingreadients! I have no idea how someone post everyday! I am going now to check out super women's blog!!


  2. looks so delish! the glaze sounds yummy tooooo!

  3. Katie, this looks like a perfect afternoon snack! Yumm!

  4. This looks so good and it's low sugar which makes it even better! Thanks for the recipe! ♥

  5. OMG don't tell me your a girl without a dress form!! Oh well, you are welcome to peek through the well manicured bushed at all of the lovely ladies and throw you name in the hat for the dress form giveaway LOL!


  6. Cake I can snack on! Now that is my perfect recipe. Look sooooo yummy!

  7. Looks delicious ... I just love banana cake!
    Melissah from Country Style Chic


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