Banana Crumb Cake Recipe


Banana Crumb Cake Recipe: When I’m craving something a little healthier, my whole wheat banana bread is my absolute favorite. However, I do occasionally enjoy using bananas to make something a bit richer and creamier, like this Banana Crumb Cake.

This recipe elevates the ordinary banana cake to a whole new level. To be honest, it also makes cake consumption at breakfast quite reasonable.

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Banana Crumb Cake Recipe

Banana Crumble Cake (with Video)

 

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INGREDIENTS

SERVINGS: 10 SLICES

FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING:

 

  • 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar

 

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  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) cold unsalted butter

FOR THE CAKE:

 

  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

 

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  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter , softened

 

  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , room temperature

 

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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mashed banana (4 medium ripe bananas or 3 large ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk

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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting Step by Step Guide

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

 

HOW TO MAKE TOPPING CRUMB:

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  • Combine the cinnamon, brown sugar, and flour in a sizable mixing bowl. Cut the chilled butter into little pieces and incorporate it into the flour blend. Once the mixture begins to crumble and clump together, cut the butter into it with a pastry blender or your fingertips. While preparing the cake batter, place it in the refrigerator.

HOW TO MAKE THE CAKE:

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  • Turn the oven on to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray that doesn’t stick, then place it aside.
    Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a sizable mixing dish. Put aside.

 

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  • Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for two to three minutes in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing basin when using an electric mixer. Incorporate the eggs, vanilla extract, and mashed banana, ensuring thorough mixing after each addition.

 

  • Add the dry ingredients gradually in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, and stir just until incorporated after each addition.

 

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  • Fill the springform pan with the batter by scooping it in. Take out the refrigerator’s crumb topping and scatter it over the batter.

 

  • When a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, bake the cake for 50–60 minutes at 350°F. If necessary, loosely cover the final ten to fifteen minutes of baking with foil to avoid overbrowning.

 

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  • Take it out of the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for a minimum of half an hour before removing it from the springform pan. Let it cool fully before arranging to serve.

 

FAQs AND QUESTIONS

 

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COULD I USE A BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE?

 

  • Yes, you can use vinegar (or lemon juice) and milk to produce your own buttermilk if necessary. Using buttermilk or a homemade alternative when making banana cake guarantees consistently moist results!

 

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How to Make Banana Crumb Cake?

 

  • You must prepare the crumb topping first. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut the chilled butter into the dry ingredients combination after whisking it in. When the mixture starts to crumble, stop.

 

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  • Next, prepare the cake mixture. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. After a few minutes of creaming the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy, add in the mashed banana, vanilla, and eggs one at a time.

 

  • Alternating with the buttermilk, add the dry ingredients to the wet components in three increments. This will lessen the chance of over-mixing the cake mixture, which could result in a cake that is denser.

RECIPE INGREDIENTS 

 

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  • All-purpose flour: Make sure to spoon and level the flour so you don’t end up with a dense cake.

 

  • Sugar: I used a mixture of brown sugar and granulated sugar to add both flavor and sweetness to the cake.

 

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  • Cinnamon: Banana and cinnamon are the best pairing! I added cinnamon to the crumb topping and the cake itself to really amp up the flavor.

 

  • Butter: Note that you’ll need cold butter to make the crumb topping and softened butter to make the cake batter. I recommend using unsalted butter.

 

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  • Baking powder & baking soda: Work together to help the cake rise in the oven.

 

  • Salt: enhances the banana flavor and balances out the sweetness of the bananas and sugar.

 

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  • Eggs: should be room temperature before being mixed into the batter.

 

  • Vanilla extract: Use pure vanilla for the best banana cake.

 

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  • Bananas: I like to measure out 1 and 1/2 cups of mashed banana, to be precise, but it usually equals about 4 medium bananas or 3 large bananas.

 

  • Buttermilk: This helps to create a moist, tender cake.

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