Banana Crumb Cake

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Banana Crumb Cake
Sat, 02-16-2013 - 7:18pm

Banana Crumb Cake

Active time 15 minutes

Total time 1 hour 5 minutes plus cooling

Makes 12 servings

Coconut-Pecan Topping

½ c. pecans, toasted and chopped

¼ c. unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

¼ c. all-purpose flour

¼ c. packed dark brown sugar

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Banana Cake

1½ c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

4 Tbsp. butter or margarine, at room temperature

½ c. packed dark brown sugar.

3 Tbsp. pure honey

2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten

1 c. mashed bananas (from 3 very ripe medium bananas)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Prepare Coconut-Pecan Topping: In medium bowl, combine pecans, coconut, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. With pastry blender or 2 knives used scissors-fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few pea-size chunks remaining.

2. Prepare Banana Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-in. springform pan; line bottom with parchment paper and grease parchment. On sheet of waxed paper, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until well blended. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and honey until light and creamy, about 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Gradually add eggs, beating after each addition. On low speed, add half of flour mixture, then mashed bananas and vanilla. Add remaining flour mixture and beat just until smooth.

3. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. With small metal spatula, loosen cake from side of pan and remove. Cool completely. (Cake can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and kept at room temperature up to 1 day.)

EACH SERVING About 255 calories, 4 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 11 g total fat (5 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 51 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium.


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 7:26pm

You had me at coconut and pecan!  

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 7:47pm

Oh Yeah!  I need to get me some more ripe banana's.