Banana Nut Smoothie Bowl

Nutty Banana Smoothie Bowl | My Southern Sweet Tooth

Happy Sunday y’all! It’s been a pretty hectic couple of days, and now that all the craziness has somewhat subsided, I’m completely exhausted and in need of a nice, long nap. A good solid 9 hours of sleep is all I really want! Nonetheless, I’ve still got tons of chores and things to do around the house. Because I’ve been so busy, this banana nut smoothie bowl has really been a life saver for me in the mornings, and a great afternoon snack for when I get home from school. I love throwing all of my ingredients in my Ninja the night before, refrigerating it, and it’s all ready to blend and go. When I have the time, I’ll pour it into a bowl and make it fancy with nuts and bananas. It’s creamy, energizing, and super duper healthy!

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Road Trip Essentials

There’s nothing better than knowing it’s Sunday, and that there’s no school on Monday (at least for me). Also, there’s nothing that I love more than a good road trip. Even though it can get a little boring at some points, the scenic views are absolutely gorgeous. Road tripping is probably one of my favorite ways to travel, so I thought I’d share some things that are essential on a long drive.

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Lemon ”Pie” Sheet Cake

Last Saturday, my dad had a bunch of his friends over for a little “get together.” He’s not much of a party planner – barbeque wings, a couple bags of chips, and a fruit platter is basically all he can really do (lol, just kidding). Lucky for him, my mom and I are here to the rescue! I whipped up this gorgeous lemon circle sheet cake, that I’m calling a “pie” sheet cake. I absolutely loved how it turned out! Let me know if y’all want me to recreate this recipe, except in more flavors (I’d love to do chocolate or red velvet!)

Coming up with this recipe was definitely a trial-and-error. I was aiming for an actual layered cake, but unfortunately I came out with only enough batter to make one layer. It ended up being around an inch in height after it was done baking, so I decided to use that to my advantage! I piped some rosettes and pressed some nuts around the sides, and it came out perfectly.

 Before adding the dry ingredients, the wet ingredient mixture will probably look chunky and off, but after you add in the flour, it will turn out fine :)

I made cream cheese frosting, but you can use whatever frosting you want. If I were to change it up, I would use either use Holly’s wonderful lemon frosting or Ana’s lavender frosting (which compliments the lemon flavor perfectly without overpowering the cake!)

See? Doesn’t it look like a pie? I love sheet cakes because one slice has all the flavor that a regular cake has, but in a smaller portion. Plus, the nuts on the side give it a delicious crunch, but obviously you don’t have to add them.

Lemon ''Pie'' Sheet Cake
 
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Ingredients
Cake
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of half a lemon
Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
Optional
  • Chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9'' round baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) into a medium bowl, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until well blended. Add in the two eggs one by one. Finally, add in the vanilla extract and lemon zest/juice.
  3. Pour your batter into the baking pan and bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes. Set aside and cool completely before removing from pan.
  4. For the frosting, beat the cream cheese in a standing mixer until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar until completely blended, and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Ice the cake to your preference and top with the optional pecans (see blog post for more details). Enjoy!

Would y’all like to see more of these “pie” cakes?