Thursday, October 23, 2008

Banana Coffee Cake (Crater Cake)

This is a recipe for all of you who have extra bananas in the freezer and want something more than muffins or loaves.
I got this recipe from a community church cookbook and the page were this recipe is on, is seasoned well with splatters and spills. Serve it up with some cinnamon whip cream and you have a simple tastey dessert ready for friends or family. I like making coffee cakes. Easy to store and easy to freeze. I cut my cake into pieces and freeze it and then just take out as much as we need. (Usually it doesn't make it into the freezer.)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
3 bananas mashed
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sour milk (in bottom of cup add 1 tbsp. vinegar then top with milk)
Topping:
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Mix first 5 ingredients then add the sour milk. Add mixture to dry ingredients.
Place 1/2 the batter in a 9x13 pan and sprinkle with 1/2 of the topping. Repeat the layers and bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. Or until tooth pick comes out clean in center.
Serve with a generous dollop of cinnamon whipped cream. Add as much sugar and cinnamon per personal taste. I like to add at least 1 tsp of cinnamon, perhaps a smidge more.
Happy Baking....Enjoy (this is for you Kim)

17 comments:

  1. Oh another tasty cake from Charlotte. I have a bunch of bananas on my counter right now. . that will be perfect for this.

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  2. I love coffee cakes and I always add cinnamon to mine! Thanks for one more recipe for me to try, Char. I have bananas in the freezer so I'm good to go!

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  3. Wonderful. I just happen to have 3 bananas in my freezer!!

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  4. YUMMY!

    I have a bag, I'm not kidding, a grocery bag of bananas in my freezer.

    Guess what we're having! I'm so excited.

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  5. Terrific Char. I too love to keep a good coffee cake around although it usually does not make it to the freezer! A banana one is all the better!

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  6. I will be making this tomorrow. Yum. Thank you.

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  7. I love coffee cakes too! This one looks like a winner!

    I love your blog. I've copied many recipes of yours into my Recipe folder. Thanks! :)

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  8. I shall be giving this ago at some point this weekend. Yum!

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  9. Banana coffee cake looks wonderful...and I will be trying that out in my test kitchen!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your banana recipes.
    Those are always a favorite in our house.
    Something new to try.

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  11. This is in my oven right now and smells wonderful!

    Thank you Thank you!!!

    Leigh Ann

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  12. A must have recipe! I got this recipe from a friend years back, and she called it UBC Ponderose Cake. The only diference is that it calls for sour cream instead of sour milk and I've cut down a bit on the butter. I make it in a Bundt Pan. A cake you'll make again and again.

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  13. made this today in a bundt pan... delish!

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  14. I sent this to work with my husband and I got so many compliments on it, it was amazing. This is a keeper!

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  15. I made this cake last year and am only just getting around to thanking you for the recipe! It was very good.

    Sonya, Australia

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  16. My friends totally loved it!! This has been one of the easiest cakes I've ever baked. Thank you so much!

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  17. My friends totally loved it! This has been one of the easiest cakes I've ever made. Thank you so much!

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