Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Banana Cream Cheese Coffee Cake!

 
 
I love coffee cakes, especially those that are cinnamony and have nuts!   I also love bananas and things like banana bread.  This is sort of a blend of both.   It smells so good baking and right out of the oven it's to die for.   This is great with a good cup of coffee for an afternoon pick me up or even for a breakfast cake!   Here is what you will need for this:
 
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
4 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
 
Topping
1 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, oil and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and mix after each addition.   Mix in bananas and vanilla.
 
Sift all dry ingredients together.  and add to the wet mixture.   Mix well.   Pour into a 9"x13" baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.  
 
Mix the nuts with the 2 Tbs. melted butter, the sugar and the cinnamon.  Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake.  
 
Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. 
 
Cut in squares and serve!
 
 



8 comments:

  1. This sounds great--can't wait to try this!! Thanks!!

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  2. Aileen McEleney, Scotland, UKApril 10, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    Oh my goodness Kathy. That's another one pinned to my phone's front page and ready to be tried on my annual leave at the end of this month (if I can wait that long!) I'm so grateful to you for posting all of these good recipes - finally after 32 yrs of marriage and at age 50 I'm no longer scared of my kitchen and it's pretty much down to you. Thank you so much xxx

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    1. Awww, that is so nice to hear, Aileen. I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes. You made my day! Enjoy your time off!

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  3. How much butter? The bottom of the fraction has a C instead of a number. Or is it 1 cup?

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    1. It is 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter.

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  4. You Wonder If You Could Do Them As Muffins?

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    1. After you cream the butter and cream cheese.

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