Banana Foster Coffee Cake is the Best Way to Start Your Day

Banana Foster Coffee Cake is the Best Way to Start Your Day

Banana Foster Coffee Cake

A soft and crumbly classic dessert full of luscious flavors from Down Under.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Author Judit Lipoczi


  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 7 tbsp light rum divided
  • 2 cups brown sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 cups soft butter divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups flour all-purpose, divided
  • 5/8 tsp table salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bananas, 3 Tbsp. rum, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup butter in a skillet until mixture is bubbly. Cool; stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.

  2. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add1 cup brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

  3. Stir together 3 cups flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, and next 2 ingredients; add to cream cheese mixture. Beat at low speed to blend. Stir in banana mixture. Spoon into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

  4. Combine pecans, cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup flour. Melt 1/4 cup butter; stir into pecan mixture. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

  5. Combine granulated sugar, 3 Tbsp. flour, and 1/8 tsp. salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cream and 1/2 cup butter; bring to a boil. Boil, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup rum and 1 tsp. vanilla.

  6. Heat, Slice and Eat. Cool both, and cover. Chill the sauce, and reheat just before serving.


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