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Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

You're sure to go bananas over this yummy coffee cake topped with cinnamon, sugar and pecans. "This recipe is so delicious that a local pecan grower asked permission to use it in one of his brochures," recalls Georgia Courtney from Las Cruces, New Mexico.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bananas and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Combine topping ingredients; add half to batter.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 325 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Banana Coffee Cake

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"This was really good and easy to make. I followed the recipe other then I didn't use the topping. Loved this."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"Very good! I've made it twice--first time, I didn't get it done enough. Second time was perfect, but needed 35-40 minutes in my oven. I didn't have pecans so used walnuts."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"This is a nice alternative to banana bread, which is what I usually make with overripe bananas. Easy to make and tasty too!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Everything a coffee cake should be. What a nice alternative to using up those bananas that get a little too ripe."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"I always find it amusing when people still think that coffee cake refers to a cake made with coffee. Either they have never had a grandmother or mother who baked much or lived in a place where baked goods are rare. A coffee cake is simply a cake of the quick bread nature which is meant to be eaten with a cup of coffee. U. Chef, there is no coffee here because it is not meant to have it. Every nationality has a version of such a cake. In this recipe, Georgia Courtney has given us a beautiful example of how a great coffee cake and a good cup of coffee can really make your day."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"This was easy to make and delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Easy and tasty!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"I noptice the distinct lack of Coffee in this "Banana Coffee Cake" recipe.

Seems odd those who rated it before hadn't point this out!!!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"The only modification I made was to use lower fat cream cheese; it turned out really good - nice and moist with good banana flavor. I would like to try this with walnuts instead of pecans and to make a middle cinnamon layer.

Note: Using a 9x13 pan and the recommended temperature, this recipe took more like 35 minutes to set in the middle so the toothpick came out clean."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I do not cook or bake much, but I had all the ingredients on hand. This recipe was so easy to make. My family and a few visitors who stopped by absolutely loved it. Everyone has asked for the recipe. This was certainly a hit!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"I used walnuts instead of pecans.... it was very good. I miss the traditional brown sugar and cinnamon line in the middle."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"Very tasty. :)"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"this cake gets better as it sits has more flavor after 2 days i also made a vanilla frosting glaze after it cooled its worth making again :)"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"This was so delicious. My family loved it. It is so moist and flavorful."

Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"This is delicious, especially warm. I will probably make half a recipe next time, as this was a lot of cake for us. This tastes too good to have so much of it in the house. Thanks for the good recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This is the BEST banana cake ever. If you like bananas, you must try this recipe!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I think I might try a sprinkle of chocolate chips, or maybe a glaze on top the next time I make this yummy cake."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2009

"I also do not care much for recipes with bananas. But this one is different. The banana flavor is very mild. I make it in loaf pans though. Freezes great and makes a big hit at brunches."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"I usually don't care for recipes with bananas, but this cake is the exception. It's moist and the topping makes it absolutely delicious. It does not have a strong banana flavor, it's just right."

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