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blueberry banana banana bread cake with brown butter glaze

If you read here you may know this already, but I am a huge fan of banana bread and blueberries.  Like, HUGE.  It would probably be my request for last meal should I ever end up on death row.

Blueberry Banana Banana Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

 

And if that should ever happen, please, someone teach my children that its ok to use shortening in buttercream and still call it buttercream.

And also, if that should ever happen, please take a picture of me because I am sure I will be skinny.  I heard that people who don’t eat a cake everyday weigh less than people who do.

Blueberry Banana Banana Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

 

But anyway.

Since I am still legally allowed to eat a cake a day I will start with this bad boy.

But before I show you the recipe, I need to talk about the star of this show.

Brown Butter Glaze!

Brown. Butter. Glaze.

I um… well… it has left me speechless on more than one occasion but that doesn’t translate well for a blog post for I will try to describe it.

Its yummy.

Blueberry Banana Banana Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

 

I had a hard time not pouring it ever EVERYTHING.  Mostly because I ran out so quickly, but thankfully it is easy to make so yippee!

brown butter glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Its best to use an aluminum pan or pan that does not have a black bottom. You will want the butter to smell nutty and be a dark brown color.
  2. In a medium bowl, add sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Stir. Cover the bowl with cheesecloth that has been doubled over.
  3. Carefully pour butter over the sugar mixture. The cheesecloth should catch the very dark and burnt bits.
  4. Stir until smooth. If glaze is too thick, add more milk. Use immediately.
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This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart.

In the small, teeny-tiny, microscopic chance that you want to make this without the glaze, I will not be mad.  ONLY because the cake in itself is quite delicious.

blueberry banana banana bread cake

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Put bananas in a large bowl and shmush with a fork. Melt butter, then pour over bananas and incorporate with fork.
  2. Add in sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Pour flour, cinnamon, baking soda and pinch of salt over banana mixture. Add blueberries over flour and stir all ingredients until just combined.
  4. Pour mixture into a prepared 8-inch round pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes. (At the 30 minute mark, I have covered the cake with foil to prevent the edges from burning.)
  5. Can be served immediately.
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Recipe adapted from the always amazing Simply Recipes.

Blueberry Banana Banana Cake with Brown Butter Glaze!

 

If you want, you may simply omit the blueberries.

Just don’t tell me.

Comments

  1. Kim S says

    There is a good reason I shouldn’t be reading this part of your blog!! Is there a house in your neighborhood for sale?? This looks amazing, including your gorgeous photography.

    On a side note, did you know that apparently you can make your own powdered sugar? I just found that out. Good to know when all of a sudden a person needs to make brown butter glaze right now and doesn’t have any in the house!!

    Any news as to which convention center your first book signing is going to be held at yet?

    :)
    Kim

  2. heather says

    I was going to make the but realized you haven’t given the temperature to bake it at. Do I assume it’s 350 F?

  3. says

    Loving that brown butter glaze! This cake looks so deliciously wholesome. It’s the exact kind of cake, that I’d want to reach in to taste those delicious crumbs. If I could ;)

  4. Barbara C says

    The bluebeery banana cake is in the oven now and smelling wonderful. I used frozen blueberries so it’s taking a little longer to cook. How did you test to see of it was done? I’m pretty much using the “spring back when touched” method…. Finally out of the oven 1 hour later. I also made it gluten free. First experiment with this recipe! The brown butter glaze is amazing!! Completely worth the time it takes. I toasted some walnuts to sprinkle on top because banana bread/cake needs walnuts. Definite success!!!!

  5. Kirst Kahler says

    I made this yesterday…only I put oatmeal crumb topping on it. It came out like coffee cake. So yummy.

  6. says

    Hi!!!
    The first time I saw it, I felt in love…

    I have made it, and it is sooooooo good!!
    I used strawberries instead of blueberries, and it to¡urned out great!!!

    Congratulations for everything!!!

    Please please come to Spain!!!!

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