Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

I couldn't resist the rich toppings on the cake so here is my bake. Can you say no to this cake?

The pictures below are my first attempt. I follow the receipe to the T but it was too low for my 8" round pan and too sweet. Although sweet but the cake is soft and moist - so I decided to bake a second time doubling the portion and it looks so much better (the picture on top were my second try).

Wendy, this cake is great and lusidicious. Thanks for sharing. I still find it a little sweet so I have reduced the sugar in my second attempt.

Cake batter
100gm all purpose flour
1/3 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp baking soda
60gm butter
50gm brown sugar (I reduced to 30gm)
1 egg
150gm banana (weighed without skin), mashed
1 green apple, peeled, cored and sliced thinly.

Streusel mixture
50gm brown sugar (can be reduced to 30gm)
50gm walnuts, chopped
½ tsp cinnamon powder (you can put more if you like, but as usual I always greatly reduce this)
80gm chocolate chips (I used half white half milk choc)

1. Preheat oven at 170/180C. Line a 8 inch round pan or a 7 inch square pan. (a 7 inch round pan will be fine too, as my 8 inch round only yielded an 1.5 inch cake.

2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda together. Mix in salt, set aside.

3. Prepare streusel mixture by mixing all of the ingredients together.

4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Add in egg and beat until well combined, it may look curdled.

6. Put in bananas and mix.

7. Put in the flour mixture and mix until well combined. It looks rather thick.

8. Put half the batter into pan, and level the batter. (the batter don’t seem to be a lot, but don’t worry, it’s enough to be spread around the pan)

9. Arrange half the apple slices onto batter and top with half of the streusel mixture.

10. Dollop the remaining batter by the tablespoons into pan, try to put the dollops evenly spaced out on the first layer of streusel. Then use a spatula to even out(press and spread) the dollops of batter. (This step is a bit tricky because the streusel from below tends to come up and stick to the upper layer of batter.)

11. Arrange the remaining apple slices and top with remaining streusel mixture.

12. Bake for 30 minutes or until tooth pick come out clean.

Yummy Koh


  1. you are really generous with your toppings! hehe makes me want to have a slice right now!

  2. The streusel topping looks very inviting. Looks like something you'd find at a gourmet cafe. Very nice!

  3. No problem, reduce the sugar as you please.
    As different bananas have different levels of sweetness. Sometimes with the same recipe, but different bananas, they taste so different.
    I find berangan to be the sweetest of all. Once I had to throw away a banana cake just because it was too sweet due to use of berangan. Normally I used emas for that recipe and it was fine.

    I use emas with most of my banana bakes, except for a few noted recipes where I'll be specific with banana types.

  4. I already tasted this and it is nice. Maybe I would like to reduce the chocolate chip a little.

  5. mmmmmm....i think i'll try this recipe....i can image how it's like....yum yumm

  6. I always like cakes with nutty streusel topping. They look great.

  7. yummyy, i can imagine the soft moist cake topped with crunchy nuts and chocolate chips tasting really good together!

  8. Another delicious yummy treat added on to the Yummy Blog!

  9. Jess, NEL - Yes, its the rich toppings that attracts attention. ;)

    Wendy - thanks for sharing such nice cake.

    Anncoo - glad you enjoy it.

    Meinekueche - thank you.

    ICook4Fun - yeah, I like it too.

    Jean, Shirley - thank you, indeed its delicious.

  10. I cannot resist streusel toppings too, I have bookmarked this recipe when saw it at Wendy's blog.

  11. Hi Jess, Precisely, I can't resist the streusel toppings too. Feel like making again.


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