Banana Zucchini Pudding Cake

Are you sick of bananas yet?  I hope not because I have another banana recipe for you!  Just like all of the previous ones, this is from Averie Cooks.  This Banana Zucchini Pudding Cake makes number 7 in her Banana Bread Fest.  This recipe is similar to the Zucchini Banana Bread recipe except in a cake form.  And there are chocolate chips in it, which I love!

         

Click here to see how to make this cake!

         

As you can see, this cake baked beautifully!  And as with all the others, you must have a glaze on it.  This has a browned butter vanilla glaze which is absolutely delicious.

I tried to make the glaze look all fancy by drizzling it diagonally with the whisk.  That did not work out so well.  But still, this cake looks pretty good.

Although it is considered a cake, I cut it up into brownie size pieces.   It just seemed like the right thing to do.

I think this cake is very good.  The chocolate chips and the banana are a great comination in this cake.  However, it is REALLY moist.  It’s almost difficult to pick up and eat because it just sticks all over your hands.  I think what I would do differently next time to avoid this is squeeze a lot of the water from the zucchini.  However, my little guy Luke didn’t seem to mind!  And he somehow got chocolate on his bum while sitting in his chair.  Who knows!  If you want to give this cake a try, please check out the recipe here!

Zucchini Banana Bread

I have to try and squeeze in as much baking as I can on the weekends now.  Which is tough, but thank god for naptime.  The second thing I made this weekend is another bread.   I have made a zucchini bread.  And I have made a banana bread.  Both absolutely delicious.  So why not make a bread with both?  This recipe is from the same blog as the banana bread I made last week, Averie Cooks.  Like I have said before, I am not a fan of bananas.  So I surprise myself that I am baking with them.  And it would never cross my mind to bake anything with zucchini in it.  These used to be recipes I would avoid.  I am so glad I am working on that because I have been making wonderful food.  Just like this Zucchini Banana Bread with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.

For this bread I used about 1 1/2 small zucchini and 3 medium bananas.  Also, in the recipe, you are given the options to make it with yogurt or sour cream.  For the last banana bread, I made it with plain, full fat yogurt.  I really wanted to use vanilla flavored, but it is not easy to find one that is not low fat.  For this one, I couldn’t even find a plain full fat yogurt, so I went with the sour cream.  This worked out just as good.

I chose to make the bread with my mini loaf pan so I could freeze them if I want or give them away.  By doing this, I got 12 mini loaves.  I probably could have gotten 2 more if I didn’t fill the first batch up so much.  I always have trouble judging that…oh well!

Now we can’t forget the frosting…and a browned butter one of course!  This Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is delicious!  I added milk by the teaspoon to get it the consistency I wanted.  I wanted to be more of a pourable glaze rather than a spreadable frosting.  I think I added about 7-8 teaspoons.  See how smooth and shiny it is?  And you can see all the bits from the browned butter…yum!

This bread is absolutely delicious, and Matt and Luke agree.  While I was trying to take pictures, Luke was pulling at my legs to have more.

           

And having the mini bread is perfect.  You have your own little portion and can put as much of the glaze on it as you want!  I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we do!