When I think of banana coffee cake, the first thing that pops into my mind is its classic breakfast treat. The smell of warm chocolate and a slice of rich cake is irresistible!This Banana Coffee Cake Recipe combines ripe bananas with an easy-to-make, no-sugar-added syrup to make a thick, rich cake. After mixing the bananas and the syrup, pour the mixture into pans and bake at 350F for about 25 minutes. Once done, cool on a cooling rack and serve with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
This banana coffee cake recipe uses an excellent brown sugar and cinnamon-flavored syrup to give it a delicious, almost sweet flavor. To make this dessert more exciting, you can try changing the bananas into slushy cereal or pudding mix, instead of just a plain cake. For added texture and a richer flavor, add nutmeg, cinnamon, or cloves to the brown sugar and cinnamon syrup. If you like, you can also substitute the vanilla glaze for a raspberry or chocolate drizzle. Whichever type you prefer, you’ll find it to be absolutely delicious.
What You Need For Banana Coffee Cake Recipe
For this banana coffee cake recipe, you’ll need: approximately two cups of cake mix (beaten) and approximately two tablespoons of brown sugar. In a saucepan, combine bananas and sugar. Allow the mixture to boil for approximately fifteen minutes. Once done, remove from heat and allow to cool. The mixture will now be cooled in a mixing bowl, so you can mix it just using a rubber spatula. Add the vanilla and sugar mixture and mix until smooth and fluffy.
After your banana coffee cake recipe is ready, you can begin your main breakfast or dessert course. I would recommend preparing this ahead of time so that you have it waiting for an hour or two. I usually prepare this in the evening so that I have banana bread on hand and prepared by the time I get up. You should also be prepared with warm milk and two to three whole wheat crackers. Using pre-made brown overripe bananas is fine, but if you feel like creating your own, try to make a triple batch.
This banana cake recipe uses brown sugar for the base of the cake. You will want to add the bananas once they have cooled off from cooking. Combine the bananas and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add a little water or milk if desired, and stir until combined. Then cut into the bananas and spread all over the top of the cake.
Adding Nuts Or Dried Fruit To The Batter
For a smooth, textured flavor, you can add nuts or dried fruit to the batter. I use walnuts here, as they are very mild. If you wish to add a little spice to the cake, you can pour a little almond or cinnamon glaze over it before baking. This glaze works especially well when decorating a breakfast cake – you can put it on like a glaze to really bring out the flavor of the fruit.
The coffee-flavored banana crumb cake can be served as a breakfast cake, fruit salad, or even as a dessert. It pairs wonderfully with the sweet, tangy taste of ripe bananas. The flavor is so intense that I almost don’t need to mention the fact that it pairs well with ripe bananas – it’s practically an instant sweetener! Another great thing about banana crumb cake is that the texture is so rich, it holds its own when served as a dessert.
For this recipe, I used about 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and about one tablespoon each of cream cheese and unsalted butter. To make sure the mixers are thoroughly mixed, you can add the sugar into the mixture for a minute or two after it is ready. Once the sugar is fully incorporated, you can scrape the dry ingredients out of the mixing bowl and set aside.
You will now want to combine the wet ingredients (except for the chocolate, which should be added later) into the dry ingredients. Then, you can begin to mix the wet mixture into the dry one. Finally, you can add the chocolate pieces and turn the mixer on full speed to mix until the chocolate mixture is fully blended.