Banana Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Banana Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe
Got rotten bananas? It seems that no matter how many you eat, there are always a few bananas that get too old to eat, but are perfect to use in baking. The following Banana Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is perfect for using up those over-ripe bananas, and it’s also perfect for serving at brunch or even as a dessert. The base is a light banana cake, and it’s topped with a cream cheese swirl, then topped with walnut streusel.

This cake is best, of course, warm from the oven, but it can be made ahead, frozen and reheated. It’s moist and delicious, and the official Hancock tasters loved it. This coffee cake isn’t too sweet, and it’s worth waiting for the bananas to get over-ripe.

12 Servings

Coffee Cake:
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Streusel Topping:
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray an 8" or 9" square baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Cake: Place the sugar, butter, and bananas in a mixing bowl and mix on low speed until blended.
  4. Add the egg and milk; mix well.
  5. Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a fine strainer set over the banana mixture; shake the mixture through and mix on low speed until combined.
  6. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Filling: Mix the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth (a food processor works well for this).
  8. Drop spoonfuls over the surface of the cake batter; use a knife to swirl the filling through the cake batter.
  9. Streusel Topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg until crumbly; stir in the walnuts and sprinkle over the coffee cake.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the cake is set in the middle.
  11. Remove from the oven and let sit 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 170
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 46% Protein 6% Carb. 48%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 78 mg
Sodium 308 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 6 g

Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 3% Calcium 0% Iron 6%

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