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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Banana Avocado Sticky Pudding

Okay, so I was trying to do something with brown bananas other than banana bread and I decided I'd try to make brownies. It didn't really work out. I've never made (or even tasted) a sticky pudding but this is what I imagine the texture to be like, so I'm going to call this a sticky pudding. Maybe an extra half cup of flour would do the trick and turn these into brownies?

And is it just me or does the combination of avocado and banana smell and taste like cherry? My mom agrees with me. I was searching for something cherry in the kitchen and came to the conclusion that the smell could only be coming from the batter. That didn't change as it was baking or when it was done. Maybe we're just a little crazy. You decide if we're right if you decide make them. They were tasty even with the sticky texture, and you can't taste the avocado.

I mashed the avocado and the banana but you could probably puree them. It may change the texture even more though.


Banana Avocado Sticky Pudding
Makes 15 squares

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large bananas ripe
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9x13 glass dish with parchment and grease it up a little.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla and eggs until well mixed. Add the bananas and avocado and mix well again.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet and stir with a rubber spatula just until combined.
  4. Pour the mix into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before cutting into squares. I got 15 but you could make bigger or smaller squares if you want.

Comments

  1. So glad I found your site! I eat an avocado every day, and lots of bananas :)

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