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!