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Banana Coffee Cake


  • 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 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.681818
  • delowenstein
    Jul 3, 2017

    I believe that this is the recipe I'd made-My only change with ingredients was using 1 tsp. salt. I'd also baked the cake 35 to 40 minutes. This is a really good recipe!

  • gp5mjg
    Mar 27, 2017

    I think it needed a middle layer. This is what I used for the middle layer:

    1/3 c. brown sugar

    1/3 c nuts

    1 tsp Cinnamon.

    I put half the batter in the pan. Then sprinkled the middle layer over it. Then topped it with the rest of the batter. I cooked it for 35 minutes.

  • lepleyracing
    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.

  • kimb0
    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.

  • TNbluffbaker
    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!

  • HOGWriter
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • Cincygirl
    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.

  • KitchenJan
    Dec 31, 1969

    This was easy to make and delicious!

  • DaniCalifornia
    Dec 17, 2012

    Easy and tasty!

  • U. Chef
    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!!!!!!

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