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Banana Crunch Cake

A moist banana cake topped with an easy streusel topping.  This Banana Crunch Cake is a perfect way to use those ripe bananas! Have you got a bit of a sweet tooth but always feeling guilty after tucking into a dessert? Well, this healthier cake is perfect for you.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banan crunch recipe, banana crunch cake
Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Mia


  • 3 over-ripe bananas or fully-ripe
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder

Streusel Topping

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cold butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp walnuts (chopped) optional or your choice of nuts


Making the cake batter

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 12x12-inch baking pan.
  • Peel and place the three bananas in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the bananas.
  • Melt butter in a microwave and pour in with the bananas. Add brown sugar and two eggs. Mix ingredients with a wire whisk until well incorporated.
  • Add all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tbsp baking powder. Stir and mix with a rubber spatula until you for the batter.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and flatten with a spatula. Set aside

Making the streusel topping

  • In a bowl put flour, cinnamon, sugar and give it a stir.
  • Add the cold butter. Using a fork or pastry cutter cut the butter into small pieces until the mixture becomes a sandy texture.
  • When you achieve a sandy texture. Pour on top of the banana cake batter then add the nuts.

Baking everything!

  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana cake from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice with a bread knife and serve. Bon Appetit!