Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe comes from Bon Appetit. Make sure you use very ripe bananas for this one to give it lots of flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan.
  3. Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in small bowl until well blended; set streusel aside.
  4. Sift all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl.
  5. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, room temperature butter, and egg in large bowl until fluffy.
  6. Beat in mashed bananas and buttermilk.
  7. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
  8. Spread half of batter (about 2 cups) in prepared baking pan.
  9. Sprinkle with half of streusel.
  10. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel.
  11. Bake coffee cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  12. Cool coffee cake in pan on rack.


Most Helpful

Used very ripe bananas fot this one! Cake came out so moist and delicious. Lots of banana flavor! If you like chocolate , you are going to love this ; ) Thanks Bev!

RecipeNut January 11, 2004

This is a favourite, i make this a lot! It is amazing, and everyone loves to eat it! I tend to sub 3 Tbsp plain yogurt for the buttermilk, and it works just fine.

Baked Therapy February 22, 2011

Was missing a banana but made this anyway - great tasty cake! Didn't add any walnuts (allergies) - this is a perfect cake for somebody who has a sweet tooth! :yummy:! Added some banana flavouring I had and used mini chocolate chips. Next time would cut down on the sugar (to save a few calories!! ;). Thanks Bev! :)

Redsie November 09, 2007

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