Banana Cake With Crunchy Top

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 43 mins

This banana cake is different because of its crunchy top. Made it at least 20 times and it always came out perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 13x9 inch cake pan.
  3. Cake: combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  4. Add sugar, butter, 1/4 cup buttermilk and bananas. Beat for 2 minutes with wooden spoon (or electric mixer).
  5. Add eggs, vanilla and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Beat for 1 minute.
  6. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tootpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Topping: while cake is baking, prepare topping. Melt butter in small saucepan (or microwave). Stir in remaining ingredients thoroughly.
  9. Remove cake from oven and immediately spread toping evenly over cake.
  10. Broil 6 inches below element for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and golden.


Most Helpful

Absolutely excellent recipe. I tried dozens different banana cakes since I always have bananas around and often they just need to be used up before they spoil. The topping makes a major difference. Super delicious. Hands down best banana cake.

Anatoli Varbelow April 22, 2015

I made this yesterday and it was wonderful...I had some company over and they all loved it...loved the crunchy top. Thank You for a great recipe!!

momofsixgirls November 19, 2009

This is a really great cake! the only change I made was to increase the vanilla to 1 tablespoon, next time I will mabey increase the topping ingredients slightly, thanks for sharing Reds!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz March 05, 2007

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