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

February 23, 2019

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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