Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

This Banana Bread Crumb Cake recipe is a fun twist on both Banana Bread and Crumb Cake…it’s like a muffin in cake form, and oh so good!

This cake. You guys, oh my sweetness.

And I am always looking for recipes using bananas…especially old-ish ones…so grab you some elderly bananas and let’s get this banana cake recipe started!

What makes this Banana Cake Recipe Special?

Well, the name of this banana cake is a little confusing. Quite frankly I didn’t know what to call it.  It’s texture is more like a muffin, the flavor is more like banana bread but it’s in a 9×13 pan which makes it very cake-ish. And do you eat it for breakfast with coffee or for dessert with milk?  AHHHHHHH!

So instead of calling it “Banana Muffin Cake Bread with a Crumb Topping and Glaze”, I shortened it.

For your sake.

So now I present to you Banana Bread Crumb Cake. Or basically the most confused dessert/breakfast in history.

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

So let me start by saying that I pretty much groaned out loud when I took my first bite. In a good way. I am not a groaner, so that’s a huge thing. Ok, I take that back..actually I am.

“Ugh” is my most favorite word.  Besides annoying.  That’s a close second. Just call me Polly Positive.

Anyhow back to the groaning. I am telling you this cake/bread/muffin is magic. Just grab you some old bananas.  The senior citizens of your bunch.

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Mash the heck out of them.  Then add some butter, eggs, sugar, milk, and some flour and stuff.Banana Bread Crumb CakeSet it aside and make your delicious crumb.

The secret here is we are topping the cake with crumb, but also adding some to the middle too…

Adding it as a “filling” makes the cake more dense and buttery and freaking amazing.  It’s kind of undetectable after you bake it, but my oh man it is like little leprechauns jumped inside your cake and jigged it up with their magic footprints.

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Put half the batter in a pan….top it with your leprechaun magic crumb…

Banana Bread Crumb CakeThen finish the rest of the batter and then the rest of the crumb.

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When it’s baked it will look like this…Banana Bread Crumb CakeFlipping fantastic.

Then, and this might be overkill, you can add a simple glaze. Just a cup of powdered sugar and some milk…

Banana Bread Crumb CakeI almost just said, “Come to Mama”, then I realized I hate when people say that.

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

But really, come on…Banana Bread Crumb Cake is where it’s AT!Banana Bread Crumb Cake

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Banana Bread Crumb Cake

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Description:

serves 12


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

Crumb Filling and topping

  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour

*optional glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 Tbsp milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. set aside.
  4. In a large bowl mash bananas until they become liquified.
  5. Mix in butter until combined and then stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla until mixed well.
  6. Stir in milk and flour until combined.

Crumb Filling/Topping

  1. Prepare crumb filling/topping by combining all the ingredients together cutting them together with a fork or pastry cutter until a coarse crumb forms.
  2. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with 1/3 of the crumb mixture. Cover the filling with the remaining batter and top with remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Bake for 50-55 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. *If desired mix powdered sugar and milk together and drizzle on top.
  6. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Notes:

Can be served room temperature or warm.
Store airtight for up to 2 days.

Keywords:: cookies and cups, recipe, banana recipe, banana bread, crumb cake

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Cynthia Newby
Cynthia Newby

Easy to make. I live in Wyoming so had to cook a bit longer. It’s very moist but very sweet. Next time I might reduce the sugar. Yummy for sure!!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Oh my gosh, I make this yesterday and it’s fantastic. I make it exactly as the recipe instructed. I added the glaze as well. Very moist. My family loved it.

Kathleen
Kathleen

So stinkin’ good!

Laken
Laken

I’ve made this recipe a few times. It is always delicious. Anytime I have bananas that need used I make this. It tastes great.

Lorraine Cummings
Lorraine Cummings

Make this recipe all the time but I also add crushed nuts to the crumbs and sometimes coconut

KMP
KMP

It’s in my oven right now. I used just 1 1/2 cups sugar in the cake and used buttermilk, also added chopped walnuts to the cake batter. I also added some water to the crumble and didn’t use all of it, hoping it turns out well.

Lois
Lois

Way too sweet and very moist.

KMP
KMP

Lois, I cut back on the sugar going into the cake and didn’t use all of the crumble, still baking so I haven’t tried it yet. Fingers crossed.

Alan Day
Alan Day

I baked this so I could bring it to my teachers to be nice and ended up making one loaf and a few muffins spare, one of the teachers loved it so much he paid me 20$ for the whole loaf. That and I also got everyone in my school unhealthily addicted to my “baking skills” due to this cake and am now making some money every week from selling them at school bake sales and just handing them out for the fun of it. School elections are coming up and i’m pretty certain that this cake will be the… Read more »

Janet Vitas

Great recipe!!! I added fresh blueberries to the batter and a sprinkling of cinnamon to the strudel topping for aroma. Definitely will make again. My family loves it. Thank you for sharing.

NickiDE
NickiDE

Deeeeeelicious. I am just one person, so I cut the recipe in half and baked in an 8: square. Gave some to neighbors who all loved it. Very moist and baking time just as listed. This is the first recipe of yours I have tried and now I’m going to buy your cookbook. Oh my hips!

KMP
KMP

I should have done that, darn!

Ansleigh
Ansleigh

This is awesome! My family went crazy over it! I love baking, and I’m definitely adding this recipe to my ‘bake again’ collection. Thanks for sharing ~

Ruth
Ruth

OMG—- This is the most delicious use of “elderly” bananas I have ever tried. . It is super moist, sweet and rich. The topping is to die for. I didn’t use the glazed frosting because it didn’t need it. It is a new favorite. Thank you for sharing it.

Nikki
Nikki

I have made this twice. It has been delicious both times. I usually don’t leave reviews on food but I wanted to this time, because a lot of time blogs have reviews but when you look at the comments they haven’t tried it yet. I’ve skipped over recipes before because I wasn’t sure if any of the reviews had actually tried the recipe or giving 5 stars saying it looks good but not having made it. Anyway this recipe is worth it. I’d post a pic but there’s no spot for it. I love your blog. I’ve made other recipes… Read more »

Jane Rix
Jane Rix

I needed something quick for a birthday and since I had bananas I did a quick search and found your recipe. I made it at lunch and took it to diner with us at a restaurant we always go to on Friday nights, I changed up the icing by adding some rum and vanilla and using two cups of powdered sugar. I made toe cake per your recipe. Everybody loved it. One of the waitresses came back for seconds and the cook asked for the recipe. (We always share our left overs with the staff) Thanks for sharing this great… Read more »

Sheryn
Sheryn

Really yummy recipe. Mine also took about 15-20 longer to cook. Can you really have too much crumble or icing? I don’t think so! I think walnuts would be a great addition!

Jennifer
Jennifer

This cake is amazing. Made it last weekend for a bbq at my parents I had 1 piece left to bring home! The crumble is a large amount I don’t suggest using it all. My husband loved it but suggested using a little cinnamon and putting some walnuts on top. So I will be trying this next time. And the glaze is not optional you have to have it. YUM!

Nikki
Nikki

This is delicious I’ve made it twice so far and will continue to make this. Family loved it. The recipe explains to split cake/crumble so you can add crumble in layers. That makes it delicious. This is time I did the glaze and my hubby said it was kinda too sweet but I loved it both ways. This is my go to recipe anytime I have bananas about to go to bad or when someone is craving it.

Natalie
Natalie

This recipie is great. Only thing I have to say is the recipie calls for more crumble then you need. I put generous amounts in the middle layer and on top and still had over a cup or more left. Otherwise this is a wonderful recipe

KMP
KMP

Same here. I did not use all the crumble.

J
J

Far far too sweet, did not like this at all. Didn’t put the icing on as too sweet! Couldn’t even taste the banana in it!

Christine T
Christine T

Agree with you, J. I’ll definitely not be making this again. I should have known better when I saw the amount of sugar it called for. 🙁

Laurie
Laurie

It was indeed amazing! My daughter who hates banana bread loved it. I added cinnamon to the strusel and cinnamon and a splash of vanilla to the icing. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because when you start to print it, it prints the advertisements with it making it print 2 pages when it should only take one. I understand they create revenue for you but they don’t need to be included in the print version.

Wendy
Wendy

It’s in the oven now! I only used a little over half the crumb topping though. Saving the rest for baked apples or something.

Kiki
Kiki

I like the idea of this recipe to use up overripe bananas, but I found this recipe far, far too sweet, I even cut out a half cup of sugar from the batter and strudel topping but we couldn’t finish it due to the overall sweetness. Going to try again but incorporate fresh blueberries or raspberries for a little tartness.

Christine T
Christine T

I wish I’d thought to cut out about HALF the sugar it called for. It’s like CANDY. 🙁

MaryEllen
MaryEllen

We dislike banana bread but WE LOVED THIS cake! I made this cake on New Year’s Eve 2018. The recipe says it holds 2 days but we stretched that out a bit. We are 6 days into 2019 and just finished the last piece. (There are only two of us.) The layer of crumb in the center is GENIUS. We will be careful not to make this too often! Dangerous to the hips! Ha! It is definitely a keeper!

SallyJoJo
SallyJoJo

Made 1/2 in a 9 x 9, baked 45 minutes. Delicious!

Emilie
Emilie

I’m pretty picky about baked good especially ones loaded with butter and sugar like this one BUT I used three huge old bananas and half of the crumb topping and no icing. It caramelizes on the edges and top and makes the banana flavor pop! Great recipe for a moist decadent cake. I used a pan that was 8X8 and butter did spill a little and burned at the bottom of my oven :/ but not too badly. Def watch that! Thanks for a sublime recipe

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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