Banana Crumb Cake

Banana Crumb Cake

It’s that time again when I have leftover bananas that’s overly ripe and no one here will touch them.  They’re at the point where they won’t last another day.  When I peeled it, half of it fell off —that’s how overly ripe it was.  To be honest, I prefer banana cakes, bread, muffins, etc. over the actual bananas.  If you make this you’ll see why I prefer to bake with them.  This will also be a great addition to your Easter brunch, if you’re hosting one.  Happy Friday!

Banana Crumb Cake

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Crumb Topping:

  • 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons of dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (I used Vietnamese cinnamon)


  • 2 cups of cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons of buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Banana Crumb Cake


For the topping: In a medium bowl combine flour, muscovado sugar, butter and ground cinnamon.  Use your fingers to mix until you have a crumbly mixture; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease an 8-inch round baking pan with non-stick baking spray.  Line it with a sheet of parchment paper leaving a generous overhang for easy removal; set aside.

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; set aside.  In another bowl stir together mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract; set aside.

Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add egg and continue to beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl.  Add in the banana mixture and beat until well incorporated.  Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just moistened.  Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.  Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the batter.

Bake for 48-50 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let the crumb cake cool in the pan on the cooling rack completely before serving.

Adapted from The Galley Gourmet

Banana Crumb Cake


56 thoughts on “Banana Crumb Cake

  1. I’m sure I won’t leave any “crumbs” on my plate when done. 😀 Another tasty treat by a very talented friend! Happy Easter!

  2. The problem with bananas is that they taste horrible when they’re not ripe, but then when they are ripe you only get a short amount of time before they start getting mushy. And if you buy bananas in bunches then you pretty much have to eat bananas every day once they’re ripe. That’s just, bananas!

  3. Hello, dear Anne! Your post made me so nod in agreement and made me giggle — I literally have two terribly ripe bananas sitting a few feet away from me as we speak (I think we’re actually a bit scared of them) — this recipe looks perfectly delicious and just the thing for the impending situation at hand 😉 Thanks so much for sharing, dear one, and happy Friday to you =) BIG hugs xo =)

  4. Why haven’t I thought of putting streusel on banana cake? Seeing I have a love affair with banana cakes. This might be the beginning of something beautiful. Thanks for the idea!

  5. I prefer banana cake to bananas too although I could probably say that about most fruits 😉 Looks gorgeous and I love your predilection for eating cake for breakfast/brunch!

  6. Ya know, I love a banana cake and whatever icing is used is always good enough for me because it’s the cake I’m after — unless it’s a crumb. A crumb topping is a game changer for me and I’ll savor it every bit as much as the cake. This recipe is a home run in my book. Thanks, Anne, for sharing it with us.

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