Banana Brunch Cake

"I use this recipe a lot with over ripened bananas. I got it out of an electric cooperative newsletter years ago. If I have overripened bananas, I stick them skin and all in the freezer. When I want to make this, I take them out and defrost them in the microwave. (Per reviewers suggestions, I have doubled the topping ingredients)"
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Ready In:
1 pan




  • Heat oven to 350 and grease 13x9 pan.
  • Combine Bisquick, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Add bananas, milk, egg, and oil. Mix well.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Combine nuts, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and butter. Sprinkle evenly over batter. (small clumps).
  • Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick stuck in center comes out clean.
  • Cool and enjoy!

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  1. This was a great recipe, very tasty! My family really enjoyed it for dessert and then again the next day for breakfast. There was no "bisquick" after taste, either. Very easy. I doubled the topping as suggested and am glad that I did. There would not have been enough otherwise!
  2. This is so good! My husband said it's even better than my banana bread recipe! I did as others suggested and doubled the topping and it was so good! I used walnuts as I think walnuts go with bananas. I also used the Splenda Brown Sugar blend for the sugar in the topping just to cut down on the sugar a bit and you couldn't even tell! YUM! I could eat the whole pan!
  3. Got Bananas? Make this cake. I whipped this out with little effort after a 10 hour work day. Next time I will double the topping as other reviews suggested. Who doesn't love a little extra streusel? I didn't have enough nuts or butter to do it this time. Thanks SweetsLady!
  4. I made this with whole wheat Bisquick mix & rice milk & it turned out fabulous. Super moist & I love the topping. I think I'll make extra topping next time, as advised here.
  5. A very nice banana cake for breakfast or dessert with some whipped cream on top. I will double the topping next time as we loved the wonderful nuts flavored with brown sugar and butter. I used walnuts. Thanks, Carole in Orlando


  1. I wanted to try this recipe so much so that I had to make my own bisquick since I never use it. The recipes on this site were for huge amounts so I found one on the internet which made exactly 3 1/2 cups of bisquick substitute. After mixing it up, I followed this recipe to the letter except that I used melted 1/4 cup butter instead of the oil. I used light brown sugar in the cake recipe and my bananas were small so I used 4 to make the cup and a half called for. In the topping, I used dark brown sugar with the melted butter and chopped pecans. I was a bit worried about it not rising since some reviewers complained about that, but mine rose almost to the top of the pan and turned a beautiful golden brown on top. I did bake this cake about 10 extra minutes because it did not seem done at 30 minutes. Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the outcome of this wonderful brunch cake. It is sweet and full of banana flavor and the topping is what puts it over the top delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe. It is a very nice change from my regular banana nut bread.


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