Apple-Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

Bananas and apples, united in a vanilla-scented cake batter, and drizzled with a sweet peanut butter glaze. It's as if two prized snacks evolved into a moist, delicious cake. Bursting with the flavors of creamy banana, succulent apple and sweet peanut butter, this cake has depth, and it boasts the most wonderful, moist crumb.

Bananas and peanut butter have a natural affinity. As do apples and peanut butter. Now imagine all that glory baked into a cake. Yep, that's this cake. Right here. Apples, bananas and peanut butter, melded into a the best 9x13-inch cake on the planet. All the flavors you love - in ONE mouthful! This cake literally melts in your mouth. And it's super easy to make too!
I served this for dessert and quickly realized it also makes an excellent breakfast-on-the-go! Actually, I've been nibbling on slices all day long...

Apple-Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

Cooking spray
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas, about 4 bananas
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
For the peanut butter glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the sugar until blended. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the bananas and vanilla.
Beat in half of the flour mixture. Beat in the applesauce and milk. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until blended.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a wooden pick comes out clean or with little moist bits clinging to it. Cool the cake, in the pan, on a wire rack (cool completely before glazing).
To make the peanut butter glaze, whisk together all the ingredients until blended and smooth. Use a fork or small spoon to drizzle the glaze all over the top of the cooled cake. Cool until set. Cut into squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Serves 12