You’ll LOVE this easy to make, delicious Banana Crumb Cake! It’s a banana cake (dessert or coffeecake), with layers of streusel inside and on top!
About a month ago I made a “new to us” recipe for Banana Crumb Cake! Oh. My. Goodness! This cake tastes amazing, and it was so good we shared it with a few of our neighbors!
The cake was so easy to make, and I was able to use some over-ripe bananas that were lurking around our kitchen! Basically the process is make the cake batter, layer in some butter and brown sugar streusel, then top the cake with more crumb streusel! EASY!
This banana crumb cake can be served as a dessert OR as a coffeecake! I cut the cake into 12 large servings, but you can certainly get 24 smaller pieces out of this recipe (with a lot less calories per piece)! It is soooo delicious, you’ve just got to try it!
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Prepare The Banana Crumb Cake Batter
Before you start making the batter, remember to preheat your oven to 350° F. and spray a 9×13 inch pan with some non-stick baking spray. Set the baking dish aside while you mix the batter.
Place very ripe bananas into a large mixing bowl. Mix the bananas (or mash them) until bananas are pureed. Add room temperature butter to the bowl, and continue to mix until these two ingredients are combined.
STIR in the sugar, vanilla extract and eggs, until they are fully blended with the banana puree. Add two cups of flour and a cup of milk to the batter, and continue to stir until they are also fully incorporated into the batter.
Make The Crumb Streusel
To make the crumb streusel topping, place the COLD butter (cut into small chunks), brown sugar and flour into a medium bowl. Cut these ingredients together using a pastry cutter OR a fork. Continue until the butter is reduced to the size of peas, and then you will have made the simple crumb topping.
Layer The Cake And Crumb Topping
Pour HALF of the banana crumb cake batter into a prepared baking pan. Spread it out, to fill the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumb topping mixture evenly over the surface of the batter.
Pour the remaining cake batter over the layer of crumb topping. Top this layer of batter with all the remaining crumb topping, making sure to cover the entire surface of the batter.
Bake The Banana Crumb Cake
Bake the banana crumb cake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 50-55 minutes. I would suggest checking to see if it is done at the 50 minute mark.
The cake is done when golden brown on top, and the very center of the cake is set. If you insert a toothpick into the center of the cake, it should come out clean! The photo below shows what the banana crumb cake looks like, straight out of the oven.
Ready To Eat This Delicious Banana Crumb Cake?
Let the cake cool down for about 10 minutes (or let it come to room temperature) before you attempt to cut into it! It’s hard waiting for this delicious cake that long, but you can do it!
Once the banana crumb cake has cooled slightly, go ahead and cut a piece to enjoy! You can see in the photo below that thin layer of crumb topping in the middle. YUM! You can serve this yummy cake warm, or at room temperature (we like it best at room temp.).
If you want (optional), try drizzling the cake with a simple powdered sugar/milk glaze. You don’t need it, though. We really enjoy this cake unglazed, and think it is best just the way it comes out of the oven! The cake is moist and completely delicious, and full of banana flavor! I can’t say enough GOOD things about this amazing treat, because it is so good!
Hope you will be inspired to try this wonderful banana crumb cake for dessert, or as a breakfast coffeecake! We absolutely LOVED it, and because it was fabulous, I will definitely be making it again! Have a wonderful day, friends!
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Original recipe source: https://cookiesandcups.com/banana-bread-crumb-cake/
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup COLD butter , cut in chunks
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350° F. and spray a 9x13 inch pan with non-stick spray.
Place very ripe bananas into a large mixing bowl. Mix the bananas (or mash them) until bananas are pureed or liquified. Add room temperature butter to the bowl, and continue to mix until these two ingredients are combined. Once combined, STIR in the sugar, vanilla extract and eggs, until they are fully blended. Add two cups of flour and a cup of milk to the batter, and continue to stir until they are fully incorporated into the batter. Set aside.
Make crumb streusel topping: Place COLD butter (cut into small chunks), brown sugar and flour in a medium bowl. Cut these ingredients together with a pastry cutter OR by using a fork. Continue until butter becomes the size of peas, and you have a coarse crumb mixture.
Pour HALF of the cake batter into prepared pan. Spread it out, to fill pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumb topping mixture over the batter, to cover. Pour remaining cake batter over the layer of crumb topping (gently spread to cover). Top batter with all the remaining crumb topping, making sure entire surface of cake is covered.
Bake cake in preheated 350° F. oven for 50-55 minutes. Check for doneness at the 50 minute mark. Cake is done when golden brown on top, and very center of cake is set. If you insert a toothpick into center of cake, it should come out clean! Let the cake cool down for 10 minutes (or let it come to room temperature) before you cut into it! Serve, and enjoy!
NOTE: These are large pieces (total of 12 servings). You can also cut the cake into 24 pieces, for a calorie count of 337 per piece.
OPTIONAL: I did not glaze this cake. If you want to add a glaze on top, simply mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 Tablespoons of milk, and drizzle on cooled cake.
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