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Banana Crumb Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping
Hello everyone! Today, I want to share with you a delightful recipe that is perfect for any time of day. Whether you want to enjoy it with your morning coffee or as a sweet treat after a long day, this Banana Crumb Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping is bound to become a new favorite in your household.
First, let’s talk about the main star of this cake: bananas. This recipe is an excellent way to use up ripe bananas, transforming them into a moist and flavorful cake that will have your taste buds begging for more. The addition of a scrumptious streusel topping takes this cake to the next level by adding a delightful crunch and extra sweetness.
One of the best things about this Banana Crumb Coffee Cake is that it is incredibly versatile. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving something delicious, this cake fits the bill. It’s easy to make, and the results are simply divine.
If you’re ready to elevate your baking game and treat yourself to a mouthwatering dessert, keep on reading for the full recipe!
Banana Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Servings: 8-10
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup sour cream
For the Streusel Topping:
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Now, let’s get baking and create this delectable Banana Crumb Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping.
First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the mashed bananas and sour cream, mixing until well combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly.
Now, it’s time to make the streusel topping. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, melted butter, and ground cinnamon. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake batter.
Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
This Banana Crumb Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping is best enjoyed fresh, but it can also be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
What are you waiting for? Give this delicious recipe a try and treat yourself to a slice of happiness!
Q: Can I use other fruits instead of bananas for this coffee cake?
A: While bananas are the star of this recipe, you can certainly experiment with other fruits such as apples, pears, or blueberries for a different twist. Just make sure to adjust the sugar content accordingly.
Q: Can I freeze this coffee cake?
A: Yes, this coffee cake can be frozen! Simply wrap the cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then place it in a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just thaw it at room temperature before serving.
Q: Can I omit the streusel topping?
A: While the streusel topping adds a delightful crunch and sweetness to the cake, you can certainly omit it if you prefer a simpler, less sweet version of the coffee cake.
Q: What other desserts can I make with ripe bananas?
A: Ripe bananas are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of desserts such as banana bread, banana muffins, or even banana ice cream. Get creative and experiment with different recipes to fully enjoy the delicious flavor of ripe bananas!