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Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe

Updated on January 19, 2011
Banana chocolate coffee cake fresh out of the oven!
Banana chocolate coffee cake fresh out of the oven!
 Just add eggs and all ingredients are present & accounted for!
Just add eggs and all ingredients are present & accounted for!
 The walnuts can be toasted in the oven or on the stove top, about  1-2 minutes in a Tbs. butter should do the trick!
The walnuts can be toasted in the oven or on the stove top, about 1-2 minutes in a Tbs. butter should do the trick!
 Coarsely chop to about 1/4 original size all walnuts to be used in this dish.
Coarsely chop to about 1/4 original size all walnuts to be used in this dish.
 Streusel mixed and ready to use.
Streusel mixed and ready to use.
Banana batter may be lumpy with sour cream or brown sugar, a few pulses of the blender smooths it out!
Banana batter may be lumpy with sour cream or brown sugar, a few pulses of the blender smooths it out!
 Walnuts & chocolate chips added & blended in.
Walnuts & chocolate chips added & blended in.
First layer of batter to be followed by a layer of streusel.
First layer of batter to be followed by a layer of streusel.
After last batter layer is added, the last streusel layer is added!
After last batter layer is added, the last streusel layer is added!
Warm or cold it tastes great!
Warm or cold it tastes great!
 The Banana chocolate chip coffee cake topped with coffee ice cream!
The Banana chocolate chip coffee cake topped with coffee ice cream!

Bananas Too Good For Just Bread!

I love bananas and banana bread, but I never realized how good banana bread could be until my wife made it with chocolate chips & walnuts! That took bananas to new heights, not to be out done I made banana bread with chocolate chips & walnuts and a cream cheese frosting and it tasted better still! In an attempt to take the humble banana to even greater heights I have reworked my favorite coffee cake recipe, in order to make it in to a cake and add a Streusel topping. This, in conjunction with a cup of sour cream, makes a coffee cake great for any desert, but also great for a morning breakfast., with what else, you favorite coffee!

Ingredients

CAKE

6 Tablespoons softened butter

2 Eggs

3/4 Cup brown sugar

1 Teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Cup sour cream

2 Cups all purpose flour

3 Large bananas mashed

3/4 Cup walnuts

1/4 Cup chocolate chips

STREUSEL

6 Tablespoons butter

1 Cup of toasted walnuts

2/3 Cups brown sugar

1/2 Cup all purpose flour

1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

STREUSEL

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar flour, nutmeg ,cinnamon and butter until large clumps form. Break up the clumps and mix in coarsely chopped nuts.

CAKE

With a potato masher, mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Next add all cake ingredients except the walnuts and chocolate chips, into the bowl with the bananas and mix with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips and blend into the mixture.

In a well greased 9 inch cake pan add half of the batter, next spoon in half of the Streusel mixture, evenly over the top of the batter. Add the rest off the batter into the pan and top with the rest of the remaining Streusel. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-50 minutes or until a wooden tooth pick comes out cleanly. Serve slightly warm or room temperature, add a scoop of coffee Ice cream for an added treat!

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      Makendra 

      3 years ago

      That's way more clever than I was expgitcne. Thanks!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the post & kind words billyaustindillon! I know the picture looks like a cookie, but it's a cake. Banana chocolate chip cookie does sound like a great idea though!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the post & kind words billyaustindillon! I know the picture looks like a cookie, but it's a cake. Banana chocolate chip cookie does sound like a great idea though!

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      billyaustindillon 

      7 years ago

      I have never had a banana chocolate cookie - sounds like a great blend - thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks toknowinfo, for your kind words & post! Enjoy, in good health!

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      toknowinfo 

      7 years ago

      Ohhh Yummm! Thanks for putting this together and make it look so appealing. I am compelled to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      I cooked Spaghetti for my wife on our second date, for some reason there's something romantic about spaghetti. Any ways, I got the idea from "Lady & the Tramp" LOL! Thanks Pegcole17 for the kind words & post!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Banana bread is a highly under rated dessert. I like to have it with cream cheese frosting sometimes, that's really good! Thanks Avamum, for your kind words & post!

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This recipe does take banana bread to a whole 'nother level. Wow. It sounds and looks delicious! Great illustrations and details. My hubby loves to cook too. It's how he won me over!

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      Sarita Harbour 

      7 years ago from Yellowknife, Canada

      This looks really yummy....we go through tons of banana bread at our house but your recipe takes it to a new level! I'll definitely try it. Voted up and bookmarked.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Dr irum for your post & encouraging words! I love to eat, there for I love to cook! This is a very easy Banana bread recipe that tastes almost like cake with "extra goodies" thrown in. I think you'll enjoy it!

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      Dr irum 

      7 years ago

      You are great cook or chef or whatever good name , i rate up this page . Fantastic recipe .

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      I totally agree Truckstop Sally! Chocolate is to deserts, what pork is to meats! Thanks for your post!

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Anything with chocolates chips is heaven!! Thanks for sharing.

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your post oceansnsunsets! This is as easy as making Banana bread with plenty of extra goodies for good measure!

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Nifty, this looks like an amazing recipe, I have to try it sometime. Thank you for sharing, and great pictures going step by step.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks agvulpes for your post & kind comments. I'm sure your wife will have no trouble with this recipe as Banana bread is one of the easier things to bake. It's just mix & bake, no sifting or kneading required!

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      Peter 

      7 years ago from Australia

      This Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake looks absolutely delicious but way beyond my capability to make:-)

      However if I sweet talk my wife well enough I'm sure she would make it for me, as she is a very good cook :-)

      Bookmarked for future reference ;)

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      You're very correct about the chocolate! It shouldn't be used in excess or it will hide the taste of the bananas! Thank Peggy W for your post!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      If my mother was still alive I would definitely have been making this for her. She had a sweet tooth and this would seem to satisfy all kinds of flavors rolled into one. Would probably be just as good without the chocolate for those that would want more of the banana flavor to predominate. Thanks for the recipe!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks oishi for your post! Like Pecan pie, this cake tastes really good with ice cream or a cold glass of milk!

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      oishi 

      7 years ago

      Tasty hub!

      Seems like capable of satisfying a variety of palates. I will definitely try that one.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks twentyfive for your post! This recipe is easy & quick and it turned out really well!

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      twentyfive 

      7 years ago

      I love banana cake and seeing this hub, banana choco chip coffee cake, wow all my faves rolled into one! :) Yummy!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      There's a lot going on in this cake walnuts, brown sugar, sour cream , bananas & chocolate! There's a little something for everybody, hope you'll try it! Thanks Spider Girl for your post!

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks tonymac04 for your post! This cake tastes like coffee cake with a hint of banana coming through, I think you'll like it!

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      Spider Girl 

      7 years ago from the Web

      Love both bananas and chocolate, and great recipe btw! Yummy, gonna try it soon!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      A riot of flavours comes to mind! This looks just too good to be true! I baked a banana bread according to another Hubber's recipe on Saturday and it is so delicious. Gotta try this one now! Luckily I bought some bananas this morning which no-one will eat and so I'll be able to use them in a day or two!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      For me the sour cream & brown sugar are the prominent ingredients, but they all seem to work well together. The banana taste is present but not over powering. Thanks Mentalist acer for your post@

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Sour Cream and nutmeg seem to be the secret ingredient in this one,another treat Nifty@50;)

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