Banana Coffee Cake

May 10, 2011

This banana coffee cake is my Mom’s recipe and it is the absolute best.  I made this for Mother’s Day brunch and everyone loved it.

1/2 cup butter/margarine
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup chopped pecans
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1 Tbsp warm water

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a 10″ Bundt pan. (Or spray with Pam Baker’s.)

Cream butter and cream cheese.  Gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Stir in banana and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder & soda.  Gradually add to banana mixture, stirring well.  The batter at this point will be very thick and almost resemble dough instead of cake batter, but don’t worry.

Combine pecans, 2 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon.  Stir half of the mixture into batter.  Pour half of the batter into pan.  Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.  Pour remaining batter into pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes and then turn onto a plate.  Spoon glaze on top.

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  • looks delicious! 🙂 I would totally make it if I wasn’t on this fertility diet..
    by the way pop by my blog I gave you an award.(mother’s day post)

  • Coincidentally I had some bananas ripe and ready to go for banana bread last night, so when I saw this recipe I decided to give it a try. I sent it to work with my husband today and they loved it! I was out of powdered sugar so I ended up using light brown sugar for the glaze with a little warm water and vanilla and it was so good. I also may or may not have added chocolate chips…I couldn’t help myself. 🙂

    Thanks for passing it along.

  • Whitney

    So glad you liked it! Mmm…chocolate chips.