Scott Peterson
Makes 6 large or 18 small individual coffee cakes

Notes: To save time when making these individual coffee cakes in the morning, make the streusel (step 1) up to a week ahead; seal in a zip-lock plastic bag and chill. You can also mash the bananas (cover and chill) and butter and flour the muffin pan the night before.

How to Make It

Step 1

To make streusel mixture, in a food processor or a bowl, whirl or mix 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut 1/4 cup butter into chunks and add to bowl; pulse mixture or cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat remaining 1/4 cup butter and remaining 1 cup brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, until well blended. Beat in mashed bananas.

Step 3

In a small bowl, stir together remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir into banana mixture. Gently fold in sour cream until well blended.

Step 4

Divide batter equally among 6 jumbo (1-cup capacity) or 18 regular (1/3-cup capacity) buttered and floured muffin cups, filling each halfway. Sprinkle streusel evenly over tops of cakes (crumble the streusel first if it sticks together).

Step 5

Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until streusel is browned and a wooden skewer inserted into the center of a cake comes out with moist crumbs attached, 18 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in cups, then invert pan to remove. Serve warm or let cool completely.

Step 6

Nutritional analysis per small coffee cake.

Ratings & Reviews

LaurieinWI's Review

November 20, 2011
This was wonderful and moist!! I agree that there was more than enough topping.

grandmas4's Review

July 05, 2010

jozzy78's Review

April 05, 2010
Delicious and so easy to make. The topping makes more than needed so i would either half that recipe next time or save some for a coffee cake next weekend!

JessicaH's Review

December 03, 2008
Loved it! The coffee cakes were very light and fluffy. I received great reviews and was begged to make it again.