#69) Banana Coffee Cake

Can I just say that living alone is one the most depressing things I have ever done? And this fact is just emphasized every single time I go into the kitchen - breakfast for one, lunch for one, dinner for one, tea for one, and most sadly of all, dessert for one!

I know you are probably all saying "Enough with the self-pity, already." But this is a huge issue for me because not only am I lonely, but now because I have no one to share my goodies with I make them a lot less often, and that makes me sad, too.

Ok, my rant is over, I promise. Now let me tell you just how good this coffee cake is. I done some reading and researching when I decided to turn my latest batch of rotting bananas into a sweet treat and through the jigs and the reels I came up with a very moist, very tasty, and semi-light coffee cake (if you cut the amount of chocolate, drastically LOL). My only issue was that I added a little too much chocolate. I know, I can hear your gasps of shock and disbelief, but it's true - it was a little too chocolate-y, even for me. But other than that it is fantastic and will now be a go-to recipe, when fiance comes to visit and I have someone to share it with that is :)


3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used minis, and will probably use like 1/3 cup next time)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans, but you can use whatever you have on hand)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon

3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg white
3 mashed bananas
3 tbsp sour cream (I used fat free)


-Preheat oven to 350º and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

-Mix together first 4 ingredients and set aside.

-Sift together dry ingredients.

-Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg white, bananas, and sour cream.

-Stir in dry ingredients with as few strokes as possible.

-Pour half of batter into pan. Spread half the streusel over top. Cover with remaining batter. Spread remaining streusel over top.

-Bake for 25-30 minutes.


  1. oh I m sorry you re feeling lonely. This cake surely cheered you up though it looks delicious. Banana and chocolate . so so good.
    visit my new blog at http://maltesebakes.blogspot.com

  2. Looks awesome baby... love you. xoxo

  3. Sorry to hear that you are lonely. I always give all of my baked goods away to my husband's work mates - could you do something similar?

  4. snooky - thanks for coming by... i dropped by the new site and "yum" is all i can say :)

    alicia - if it wasn't for my school's nutrition policy i wouldn't have a problem getting rid of it all in the staffroom, but on the bright side it looks like i will be having some company for dinner this weekend so a dessert is in the making :D

  5. I'm sorry you're feeling lonely. I would love to share some coffee cake with you! Have a wonderful holiday season :-)

  6. I am sorry that you are lonely, I don't like to be alone that much myself. You treats look amazing, it is sad you can't share as much as you like. Thanks for the kind post.

  7. Short bread cookies, dipped in chocolate! Yum, Yum! Lezlee