Banana Bread Coffee Cake is a combination of your favorite banana bread and coffee cake. The streusel topping and icing drizzle compliments a hot cup of coffee. An inviting breakfast or afternoon snack.
I always thought my coconut obsession was more than my banana obsession but after review all the recipes on this blog Banana wins! You have probably heard me say, “Give me a banana and I will make dessert”, several times across social media. Bananas are on the weekly grocery list. No banana gets wasted. If it is not just eaten as is, it is in a smoothie or some baked good. Funny, on this blog I have yet just to have a traditional banana bread recipe. I will get on that next week.
Coffee! I have one cup in the morning and one cup in the afternoon. This cake is baked in a 9×9 square baking pan and cut into 9 equal pieces. If I don’t share that is 4 1/2 days of delicious noshing. However, I have to share. It is the right thing to do.
Some may say that I got carried away with the streusel topping. Some may say it is the perfect amount. When you are layering it on use your own judgement. In some people’s opinion less is more. (Not mine).
Anyway my coffee is getting cold so here is the recipe.
For the Cake:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
For the Streusel:
- 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
For the icing
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar.
For the Cake
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a stand mixer mix together butter, brown sugar, vanilla, milk, eggs, and bananas.
- In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour flour mixture into the stand mixer and mix until well combined.
- Butter and dust with flour a 9x9 baking pan.
- Pour cake batter into the pan and top with streusel.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- While cake is cooling make the icing.
- Once the cake has cooled drizzle icing over the cake.
- Serve with a cup of coffee.
For the Streusel Topping
- In a mixing bowl using a fork combine both sugars, cinnamon salt, and butter.
- Slowly add in flour and use continue to combine using the fork in a cutting action. This will give you that crumbly topping.
For the Icing
- In a small sauce pan over low heat combine milk and sugar with a whisk.
- Continue to whisk until it turns into a nice glaze.
- You may add more milk to thin the icing's consistency.
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