Banana Coffee Cake

Products Used
Banana Coffee Cake Dixie


Crumb Topping

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter, melted

Banana Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons caramel sauce, such as Ghirardelli, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature


  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 11 X 7-inch pan.
  2. Make crumb topping. Whisk flour, light brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle vanilla over top. Pour in melted butter. Use your hands to work together until mixture forms moist clumps. Set aside.
  3. To make cake, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. In another bowl, whisk together mashed banana, sour cream, 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, and vanilla. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down bottom and sides of bowl as needed.
  4. On low speed, add flour mixture in two additions, mixing in wet ingredients between the two additions. Mix just until combined. Spoon into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  5. Drizzle remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons caramel sauce over cake batter. Scatter crumb topping over top, forming clumps with your fingers as you scoop from the bowl onto cake.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake layer comes up with moist crumbs. Let cool completely on a wire rack. 
  7. Cut into squares to serve. If desired, spoon a little caramel sauce onto each plate, sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt, then place coffee cake on top.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Bridget Edwards @Bake at 350.

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