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Banana Bread Coffee Cake

This tender cream cheese filled Banana Bread Coffee Cake will soften the edges of any morning.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • Cinnamon Walnut Streusel
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter cubed
  • Banana Cake
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup reserved cake batter see instructions
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vanilla Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease and flour a 16 cup/10-inch non stick tube pan.
  • For Cinnamon Walnut Streusel:
  • Put walnuts in a plastic bag and crush with a mallet. In a bowl add flour, brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Add cold butter over top and using a pastry blender or your fingers incorporate the butter into the mixture. Add in the walnuts and stir well.
  • For the Cake:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy on medium high speed, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yellow disappears after each egg. Mix in vanilla and bananas until just until combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to banana/butter mixture in thirds, alternating with sour cream. Beat until just combined. Measure out 1/4 cup batter and set aside for cream cheese filling. Stir walnuts into remaining batter until just until combined.
  • Measure out 1 cup batter (to top cream cheese layer) and spoon the rest of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • To your now empty mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup reserved batter, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat on medium high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Spoon Cream Cheese Filling over the batter and gently smooth without touching the sides of the pan. Spread the reserved 1 cup of batter evenly over filling (it will be very thin).
  • Tap the pan on counter a few times to get rid of any air bubbles then sprinkle evenly with Cinnamon Walnut Streusel.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350° or until toothpick inserted comes out clean (without inserting in cream cheese). Let baked cake cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Gently invert cake onto a baking sheet, remove pan, and invert back onto cooling rack streusel side up. Let cool to room temperature.
  • When ready to serve, whisk Vanilla Glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl and drizzle over cake.