Go- Bananas Coffee Cake

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

I made this recipe because I had gotten 97 cents worth of over ripened bananas, enough to make 2 different Banana dessert recipes. This is the first.

This recipe was in one of my Goose Berry Patch cookbooks called "QUICK & EASY FAMILY FAVORITES".

I LOVE how easy & simple the recipe is, & the best thing of all was the results & how tasty it was.

This was the first time I had ever made a COFFEE CAKE, & with a great recipe like this, it will not be my last.

I did make a few minor adjustments to the recipe but all for the better in my opinion. I am sure you will agree it is quite tasty


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 or more depending on portion sizes
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick
butter, softened
1 1/4 c
granulated sugar
2 large
eggs, room temperature
3
bananas, mashed into large chunks
1 Tbsp
vanilla bean paste, or extract (original called for 1 teaspoon)
1 Tbsp
banana flavoring (my addition)
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda

PECAN TOPPING [ I CHOSE TO MAKE A DOUBLE RECIPE]

1 c
chopped pecans
2 Tbsp
sugar (i chose to use brown sugar instead of white)
1 tsp
cinnamon

Step-By-Step

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1Blend the cream cheese with the butter & sugar in a large bowl until it is creamy and fluffy. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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2Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each is added to the batter.

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3Now add the the vanilla bean paste and banana flavoring, and beat until blended together.

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4Next add banana chunks, and beat together. Then add the flour baking powder, baking soda to a medium size bowl and stir together till it is blended.

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5Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat till blended.

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6In a zip lock bag or small bowl, add the chopped nuts, brown sugar or (white sugar if you prefer)and cinnamon, and blend together till well mixed.

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7Add half of the nut topping to the cake batter then stir well to blend into batter.

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8Spray a 9 X13 X2 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray, or use BAKERS JOY(COOKING SPRAY WITH ADDED FLOUR) POUR BATTER INTO PREPARED CAKE PAN AND TOP WITH remaining nut topping. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into center comes out clean.

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9OPTIONAL STEP: I CHOSE TO MAKE 2 SEPERATE BATCHES OF NUT TOPPING. I ADDED 1/2 OF THE FIRST BATCH TO THE CAKE BATTER. Then I poured only half of the cake batter into the pan, then topped it with the remaining other half of the nut topping. Then poured the remaining cake batter on top, smoothed it over the first layer and then made a second nut topping & sprinkled it over the top of the coffee cake, and baked as directed. This step Added some EXTRA CRUNCH AND TOASTED NUTS TO THE CAKE.

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10SERVE WITH YOUR FAVORITE LATTE' , tea, coffee, or milk. It was so good.

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11This is the book I used for the original recipe."GOOSE BERRY PATCH QUICK & EASY FAMILY FAVORITES"

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy