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Sour Cream Banana Coffee Cake

This is the best way I've found to use up ripe bananas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 8 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and 6 tablespoons sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in banana and sour cream. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Combine the walnuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • Spoon half of batter into a greased 6-cup fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with nut mixture; top with remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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  • gk33061
    Jan 27, 2021

    I made this and the Farmer's Casserole to take to friends for brunch. This coffee cake is easy to make, is very moist and tasty and looks pretty out of the pan. Great way to use up over-ripe bananas.

  • Elaine Wilson
    Oct 1, 2017

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  • mom2lauren
    Dec 31, 2014

    I doubled it to bake in a regular bundt pan, subbed chocolate chips for the walnuts. Came out nice and moist!

  • tstreich
    May 16, 2013

    This was very good although I made it in a loaf pan because I didn't have a small bundt pan. I'd definitely double next time as my husband ate almost half of it he said it was so good. I think the noted 16 servings should be changed to 8 servings, at least for me, more like 4 servings for my husband. :-) Nice change for using ripe bananas.

  • roxy gleb
    Dec 18, 2012

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  • Laurrabbygolden
    Mar 7, 2012

    Great for a single family

  • carissac
    Nov 13, 2011

    I usually double the recipe, but it's always fantastic!

  • patriotsgrl
    Oct 30, 2011

    this is delicious, I doubled the recipe one of my co-workers wants me to make this all time

  • cooker mom
    Mar 23, 2010