A slice of this Banana Toffee Cake with a hot cup of coffee is the perfect way to start the day. This easy banana cake recipe has a sweet cinnamon sugar swirl with toffee bits and chocolate chips in the center and on top, and it bakes up so gooey and delicious.
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A few weeks I was at Walmart, and they had boxes of "baking" bananas on sale. I already have 2 large ziplock bags of ripe bananas in our freezer, but I decided to purchase a few more bunches.
It's safe to say we will be making lots of banana recipes for the next week. I'm not going to lie. I cannot wait for another slice of the Best Banana Cake, so that one is first on my list to make again.
So far this week we have made Chocolate Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread, and then we made this Banana Toffee Cake twice. And there are still a few bananas waiting to be use up...
I have a feeling I'm going to need to freeze the few ripe bananas on the counter because I'm a little over baking with bananas right now.
Plus, that way we can make more Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. It's our daughter's favorite way to make a quick "ice cream" dessert.
This banana cake recipe is one I found in an old Quick Cooking cookbook years ago, and we have been making it ever since then. The original recipe has you stir some of the topping ingredients into the batter, but I like to layer it instead.
The center bakes up gooey and delicious with that little cinnamon sugar swirl in the center and on top. Trust me. It's the best way to bake this cake.
How to make Banana Toffee Cake:
- Stir together toffee bits, chocolate chips, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Beat the cream cheese, butter, and sugars until creamy.
- Add eggs, banana, and vanilla and beat again.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and beat until everything is mixed in.
- Spread half the batter in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle half the topping ingredients evenly over the top.
- Repeat the layers and bake.
This easy banana cake is one that tastes amazing fresh out of the oven, but it also seems to get better as it sits covered on the counter.
Other banana cake recipes you may like:
- Zucchini Banana Cake - with caramel frosting
- Chocolate Chip Raspberry Banana Cake
- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Honey Peanut Butter Frosting - with tips on how to frost a cake with basket weave
- Banana Nutella Snack Cake
- Banana Butterfinger Bundt Cake
More easy banana recipes:
- Banana S'mores Muffins
- PB & Choc Chip Banana Muffins
- Banana Nut Cinnamon Rolls
- Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies
*The post for Banana Toffee Cake was first published on September 13, 2012. The photos and post were updated and republished on April 17, 2020.
John A Thibodeau
I noticed 2 measurements for brown sugar. 3/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons. What is each for ?
One is for the topping and the other is for the cake. I went in and fixed the recipe, so it is clearer. I hope you enjoy the cake!
Hi, sorry, is it supposed to be how much of cream cheese? I see 1 - 8 ounces which is quite a difference haha!
You will need 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese. Not 1-8 ounces of cream cheese. I hope that helps and you enjoy the recipe!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Just when you need ripened bananas you don't have any and just when you have too many you can't decide on what to bake! I know I will be saving my banana's for this! Anything with toffee and I am all over it!
Hahaha! I know the feeling! We have started buying bananas in bulk because we go through them so quickly! And yes, add toffee to it and I will inhale the goodies 🙂
wow! can't wait to try this for my holiday breakfast feast!
I made this yesterday and it is DELICIOUS!! Warm out of the oven was a treat, but even today it is just as yummy. Super moist cake and easy to make, I always have a few bananas on hand for banana recipes. Thanks so much for this recipe, I have passed it on to many already! This is a keeper in my recipe box!
I am so glad to hear how much you liked the cake Jamie. It is a favorite in our house too!! Thank you for sharing the recipe with your friends!!!
This looks fantastic!!! I just love baking, so this one is going straight to my list of recipes to try. Thanks!
Thank you Naomi. This banana cake is definitely a keeper. I hope you get a chance to try it out!!
can you use fat free cream cheese?
I would recommend using the neufchatel cheese in this, but the fat free might work too. I hate to say yes without actually trying it though. I hope that helps.
thanks...I'm going to try it
Yum, this looks delicious!
yummm and this one is for me...;)
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I never see those discounted bananas at walmart. I totally want a box! Oh, and #1,2,5? TOTALLY on all of it. 🙂 Love this cake, I'm actually making one of your banana cakes next week...
lol. That list!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Since I started banana bread fest 3 weeks ago, I have made about 6 diff kinds of banana breads and cakes (and some of them needed more than 1 trial...Lol) and so this cake looks RIGHT up my alley! I can't get enough banana cakes lately!
Yummy. This looks good. We have had fruit flies in our kitchen the past couple weeks. Kids have been laughing cause I chase the flies with the vacuum. It works well 🙂
I've dealt with the fruit flies! The crunches have left me in pain sitting up at work all day! I've forgotten about cookies one too many times before! I can relate on so many levels Jocelyn! Oh, and did you know that I love banana cakes so much? I've never tried with with toffee before though! It looks perfectly moist.. I wouldn't have banana cake any other way.
I'm glad you like banana as much as I do. And you definitely have to try it with the toffee...it is amazing:-)
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Mm, this cake looks like something I need on my plate right now! Yummy bananas, toffee, and that bubbling top... delish. Also, I do that car thing ALL the time. One time, a car exactly like mine was parked two from my actual car, and the imposter car had it's windows down, doors open, and a dude chilling in the backseat. I walked right up to the driver door, looked inside (with a face that was surely priceless for that dude in the back) and began frantically looking around to make sure it wasn't my car (it was much dirtier ;)) so I know the feeling!
The Miller Five
Yum! Funny about your van. My brother was visiting a few months ago and totally walked to the wrong car and GOT IN! I stood there and completely dissolved into laughter. He got out and pretended that he had meant to do it! Oh man. His red face was even funnier!