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Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

I make this moist cake for Christmas morning every year. It tastes like banana bread but has a sweet golden topping with a nutty crunch. —Gloria Friesen, Casper, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating well after each addition. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with cranberry sauce.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; stir in butter. Sprinkle over cranberries. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 264 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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