Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake

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blueberry banana streusel cake

blueberry banana streusel cake

I love to add fruits when making cakes, of course with the exception of chocolate cakes. Blueberries are my favourite and so are bananas. They are very healthy fruits. Time to combine them and see what happens. To make it even healthier I used spelt flour.

I get up early every morning. I love the early hours when I can do my stuff without being disturbed. So, this cake was made at 5am, just perfect for breakfast when the rest get up.

Fruit salad

Fruit salad

I also made fruit salad. This is my husband’s breakfast. He has been having rice noodles in hot soup most mornings lately because it’s so freezing cold. I knew he would complain to have this plate of fruits. He is just spoilt….by me of course. That’s why I need to give him incentives or rewards…..the cake this time……*wink*

When he entered the kitchen, he said, ‘Mmmmmm….smells really good.’

It’s for you to bring to office’, I replied. His face brightened up. Now’s the time. I passed him his big plate of fruits. And…there he went, ‘But this is not nice’, he complained. I asked, ‘Why?’.

He replied as if in pain, ‘I prefer hot soup!’

Smartly, I said, ‘Pretend it smells like the cake and it will make eating easier!’….haha. He had no choice but to finish the plate of fruits….I won! And he got to bring some cake to office for his morning tea.

This blueberry banana streusel cake actually turned out very delicious. It’s a great dessert for any time. You can go with ice cream, whipped cream or custard but we like it just as it is. It is very moist and the natural sweetness and flavour of the bananas is just beautiful. The base is a mix of cookie and cake texture while the crumbly streusel top adds texture to the cake. This is one I would make often. Maybe I should have added rum for added flavour. Well, next time. I would also add more fruits.

Here’s my Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake recipe:

Ingredients A
60g butter
1/2C sugar
2 eggs
1t vanilla
1/4C spelt flour

Beat butter, sugar and eggs

Beat butter, sugar and eggs

Beat Ingredients A until light. I added some flour to prevent the mixture curdling.

Ingredients B
3/4C spelt flour
1t baking powder
1C blueberries (I used frozen ones)
2 big bananas (sliced)

Add flour to butter mixture

Add flour to butter mixture

Sieve the flour and baking powder into the butter mixture above. Mix well until combined. Pour into a baking tin lined with baking (parchment) paper. The amount is not a lot so I used a square oven-proof glass dish.

Add bananas and blueberries over cake mixture

Add bananas and blueberries over cake mixture

Arrange the sliced bananas on the cake batter, pressing them down gently. Sprinkle the blueberries on top. I did not defrost the blueberries.

Ingredients C
60g butter
1/4C sugar
1/2C spelt flour

Making streusel topping

Making streusel topping

Put Ingredients C into a bowl. Use a fork to press and mix it up until it looks like bread crumbs. You can use finger tips but I find that it’s more difficult. The butter melts in my hands. If you have a small processor, it will take seconds to do it. But the amount is small, so it’s quite quick just using a fork.

Ass streusel toppings over fruits

Ass streusel toppings over fruits

Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the fruits. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove and let it cool down before cutting. I couldn’t wait. I had to cut and see how it was….mmm…really good.

Baked blueberry banana streusel cake

Baked blueberry banana streusel cake

See how good it looks. I think I will add more bananas and blueberries next time. If you like more blueberry dessert, Ann at Anncoo Journal had just posted a Blueberry Pie. It looks very delicious. I would love to try that one day.

Other blueberry recipes that you may be interested in:
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Orange Cake
Blueberry Smoothie - Healthy Breakfast In A Glass

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Belinda @zomppa  on March 3rd, 2011

A bow of rice noodles sound pretty darn good right now, but this cake looks delicious!

Simply Life  on March 3rd, 2011

oh that clearly has the perfect consistency - yum!!!

redkathy  on March 3rd, 2011

Blueberries are my all time favorite berry and combined with banana well that is a perfect pair. I just love the cake Mary.

aipi  on March 3rd, 2011

OMG! I want this now, very very tempting.
Stunning and prefectly baked !!

US Masala

j3ss kitch3n  on March 3rd, 2011

the cake looks gorgeous mary!

Elin  on March 3rd, 2011

Mary..this is a wonderful blueberry banana streusel cake. Have KIV this for the Piggies :) I am sure Sharon loves this too :) She inherited all your baking talent :)

Joy  on March 3rd, 2011

That looks wonderful. I love blueberries.

rebecca  on March 3rd, 2011

always love your cakes wow you get up so early I need to be a morning person he he

kitchen flavours  on March 3rd, 2011

Looks very moist and delicious! Got to visit the “Cold Storage” soon to get the frozen blueberries!

Sanjeeta kk  on March 4th, 2011

Wish I stayed near you, Mary :) Love that scrumptious slice.

Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 4th, 2011

I just done a normal banana cake for my afternoon tea, yours added with blueberry look so good.

LeQuan  on March 4th, 2011

Your hubby is a man, Mary. Even if he doesn’t get his hot noodle soup, but gets a nice healthy delicious fruit salad, he still gets cake to bring to work. I’m lazy to even chop up my own fruit, let alone do it for hubby. Sometimes he will use the kids and tell them to tell me to get them fruit so he can eat it. Haha. He knows I cannot say no to my babies.
Your cake looks delicious and moist. I love the colour of the blueberries and I love the combo of blueberries and banana. My kiddies love blueberries and I know they would enjoy this. Your family is so lucky to have you.

LeQuan  on March 4th, 2011

Omg, I meant to say your hubby is a lucky man. Of course you know that your hubby is a man. Lol. So embarrassing.

Ginny Hartzler  on March 4th, 2011

This is beautiful looking. I don’t think it would need rum or anything else added with all the fruit flavor you put in it.

anncoo  on March 4th, 2011

Mary, Really love this cake, so healthy, moist with banana and blueberries in it. I really hope you can stay in my house and make this for me *wink**

anncoo  on March 4th, 2011

and thanks for the shout out *.*

kristy  on March 4th, 2011

Haha… LeQuan is such a funny person! Btw, your cake looks awesome. My hubby is not a fruit nor cake person. So, if I made him these stuffs….definitley he will give me the grin face! He is the kind of kampung boy, must go to work with full belly. But he’s getting better, at least he willing to take biscuit or bread & coffee for his breakfast. Nope, I don’t cook for him in the morning, unless I’m in good mood. haha…. He will have enjoy his breakfast with his friends at the kopitiam. You have a great day too, Mary!
Cheers, Kristy

Priya  on March 4th, 2011

Looks very moist and delicious!

somewhere in singapore  on March 4th, 2011

It’s makes me drooling…

The cup measurement, is it 1 cup = 250g?

Mary  on March 4th, 2011

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@redkathy - Thanks very much, Kathy! :D

@aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! :D

@j3ss kitch3n - Thanks very much, Jess! :D

@Elin - Thanks very much, Elin! I hope Sharon will bake more so that I can relax :D

@Joy - Thanks very much, Joy! :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! I think I have most energy and brain space in the early morning…haha :D

@kitchen flavours - Thanks very much! Have fun baking :D

@Sanjeeta kk - That would be fun…will bake everyday :D

@Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover - I love banana cakes too. I make that very often. But this one is just as nice :D

@LeQuan - Yes, my husband is a man…a lucky man…haha….in fact a very spoilt man! He doesn’t eat fruits that need to be washed and peeled…hmmm. So, his best is bananas…just peel and eat. Back home in Malaysia, I love to serve him papaya…just cut in half, scoop out the seeds and there he goes :D Or pomelo is also a good choice. Your hubby is sooooo cute..ask the kids…LOL. Your family is so lucky to have you. You are such a sweet mom and wife…..can tell from all the pictures on your blog :D

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! Thought it wonderful to give a try with rum. It’s very likely I would prefer the natural flavour of fruits :D

@anncoo - If I stay in your house, I think we will end up not cooking and baking…..just endless chat…haha. Coffee would be enough for me….would just love to talk :D Must visit you one day. I must try your blueberry pie one day. Looks really delicious.

@kristy - Ya, LeQuan always makes me smile with her comments :D And you, too. Both of you never fail to make me smile or even laugh…haha. I wish there’s kopitiam here so that I don’t have to cook. And if there is, my hubby won’t want me to cook, too, cos mine is not as good as the outside one even though cleaner! Or maybe he will cos it’s so expensive to eat out…haha. My hubby is very choosy. He doesn’t really like sweet stuff and only likes certain cakes. He is practically a man of 3 good meals, maybe like your hubby. I wish I can be like that but I snack a lot in between :P

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@somewhere in singapore - Yes, 1C will hold 250g water. Have fun baking :D

Cheah  on March 4th, 2011

Great healthy cake and with blueberries,my favourite. Wouldn’t you be shivering at 5.00am in the morning? Am sure your hubby will really appreciate your effort to make him such a healthy breakfast.

peteformation  on March 4th, 2011

Longing to eat this cake for dessert after having Assam Laksa for tea! LOL!

suituapui  on March 4th, 2011

Haiz! Dunno when I can find time to try and make a cake… :(

Mary  on March 4th, 2011

@Cheah - That’s why I need to bake to warm up the place. The nice smell also cheers me up :D

@peteformation - You are so lucky to be able to eat assam laksa any time there. I’m turning green with jealousy…haha :D

@suituapui - Be nice to your wife and she will make for you :D

Von  on March 4th, 2011

haha…I eat noodles in hot soup for breakfast too! I am definitely not a morning person and after waking up at 6 every day this morning, I think you’re AMAZING for waking up at 5am in the morning to bake this cake. And it looks really good too! Your husband is very lucky!

Barbara  on March 4th, 2011

Visiting family just left and I have 4 perfect over-ripe bananas and 1/2 box of blueberries left over, ready to go. Going to make this today!

Sharon @ Fun and Life  on March 4th, 2011

What?! And I’m not there to eat this?! :P Trust you to make such amazing desserts when I’m not around lol. Looks delicious mom! I could eat the whole piece :D. Oh and the cake I brought back, finished all in 10 minutes haha. Love you!

lena  on March 4th, 2011

happy husband and lucky colleagues!! mary, this caks sounds delicious, i hope to try this out someday.

Quay Po Cooks  on March 4th, 2011

If I may add, hubbies are our big babies and they love to be spoilt by us. I have no doubt your hubby is a lucky ma. You get up 5 am to prepare breakfast for him? , I can see you take good care of him. I am not a morning person so my poor Quay Lo don’t eat breakfast. He eats brunch. Your cake looks absolutely delicious.

Heavenly Housewife  on March 4th, 2011

Oh that looks so delicious, how I’d love a nice fat piece and a cup of tea. Great step by step directions!
*kisses* HH

food-4tots  on March 4th, 2011

Your hubby is so lucky to have freshly baked cakes for his morning tea. Luckily my hubby is not around. Or else, I will be in big trouble if he read this post. lol!!

Katerina  on March 4th, 2011

This is definitley loaded with vitamins. It is ideal for a good morning start!

Mimi  on March 4th, 2011

Very clever how you manage your husband. The cake looks delicious with those layers of bananas and blueberries.

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on March 4th, 2011

This so clever so simple with all those bananas and blueberries in layers too. Gorgeous for spring!

chow! Devaki @

teresa  on March 4th, 2011

i love those big plump blueberries, delicious!

Swathi  on March 4th, 2011

blueberry and banana streusel cake look awesome Mary.

sushma  on March 4th, 2011

wow Mary they look so nice will surely try this loved the detailed step wise pictures of the recipe:)

Mary  on March 4th, 2011

This is a lovely cake. I love the blueberry and banana combination. This really sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings….Mary

Mary  on March 4th, 2011

@Von - Now you sound like living in a cold place like us…haha :D

@Barbara - Have fun baking! Hope you like it :D

@Sharon @ Fun and Life - Yes, on purpose….LOL. No problem, will make again….all because of you! :D You all finished that chocolate cake in 10 minutes?? I’m getting dizzy! :P

@lena - Have fun baking. Hope you like it :D

@Quay Po Cooks - Totally agree with you…our biggest, overgrown babies. Well, my hubby would sulk if there’s no breakfast…haha. He needs 3 good meals, then he is a happy man :D

@Heavenly Housewife - Thanks very much! :D

@food-4tots - He is always the lucky one. I wish I am that lucky, too…someone to cook breakfast for me! Yes, you better don’t let your hubby read this…haha :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! :D

@Mimi - Haha….it takes some tricks to make our loved ones eat healthy food :P

@Devaki @weavethousandflavors - Thanks very much, Devaki! :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@sushma - Thanks very much, Sushma! Have fun baking :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Hope you have a great day, too :D

Carolyn Jung  on March 4th, 2011

I’d eat a shoebox if it has streusel on top. LOL!

Suman Singh  on March 4th, 2011

oh, I love everything with blueberries..your cake look so soft and delicious..great combo and recipe. Thanks!

nammi  on March 4th, 2011

looks delicious although i cant believe you wake up at 5 am to make a cake!!!!

crustabakes  on March 5th, 2011

Bananas and Blueberries. That sounds like a winning combination. and a great way to “bribe’ ur husband into eating that plate of fruit salad ! lol

Jeannie  on March 5th, 2011

Looks so good! I love the streusel toppings, gives a crunchy texture to the cake:D Yum!

Uncle Lee  on March 5th, 2011

Hi Mary, I’m really impressed with your this cake. It looks fantastic and I guess eating a piece will be followed by a question….may I have another one?
You not a graduate of a Swiss Finishing School? Ha ha.

Wow! Waking up at 5am to make cakes? In winter too?
And making breakfast for hubby….I’m impressed.
There is nothing more appealing on this planet than that of a beautiful wife and mother in the act of cooking for her loved ones.

Mary, here’s one of my favourite cakes….
It’s Elvis Presley’s favourite….his mom Gladys used to make for him, later his cook.
And you’ll feel all shook up eating it, ha ha.

Play an Elvis cd before starting…..

3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 pound butter, softened
7 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups cake flour, sifted twice, divided
1 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Thoroughly cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in half the flour, then the whipping cream , then the other half of the flour.

Add vanilla extract. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Set in a COLD oven and turn heat to 350 degrees F. Bake 60 to 70 minutes, until a sharp knife inserted in cake comes out clean.
Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly.

You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.

Jasmine  on March 5th, 2011

the cake look so lovely and delicious! (: (:

Patty  on March 5th, 2011

This cake looks amazingly good Mary, yes your husband is a lucky man and I bet you love to spoil him;-)

Angie's Recipes  on March 5th, 2011

Mary, those streusel squares look so tempting! I like the combination of bananas and blueberries.

Joanne  on March 5th, 2011

I wish I had this cake to come home to today after my long run! It looks so moist and blueberry-licious!

Viviene  on March 5th, 2011

how healthy and delicious! i love using spelt flour in my baking too! sounds like you’re a morning person…im so impressed with the 5am starts! good on you and lucky hubby too!

Anna Johnston  on March 6th, 2011

Yummmm! YUM! :) Looks amazing! Might suggest this little beauty to the chefs Morning/Afternoon tea options. Would be a hit!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on March 6th, 2011

Oh, sweet, your hubby is always spoiled by you. :)

pigpigscorner  on March 6th, 2011

Lucky husband!

Ivy  on March 6th, 2011

It looks amazing. I also love to add fruit in cakes but also in savory recipes.

Ann  on March 6th, 2011

Banana and blueberry- what could be better than that? I love that combination. The fruit looks wonderful!

Light Delight with TouTou  on March 12th, 2011

The cake looks exactly like the one I had in Panera bread…I think put bananas underneath the blueberry is an awesome idea to get that layer of creaminess!

Yummy bakes  on March 15th, 2011

Mary, I love these especially the fruits in it.

Cook.Bake.Love  on March 15th, 2011

I want to make this! It looks so delicious!

May I know total butter used in ingredient (A) is it 60g = 1/4C?

Mary  on March 15th, 2011

Carolyn Jung on March 4th, 2011 Edit comment
I’d eat a shoebox if it has streusel on top. LOL!

@Suman Singh - Thanks very much, Suman! :D

@nammi - Thanks very much, Nammi! Yes, I’m a very early bird :D

@crustabakes - Thanks very much! My hubby always needs to be bribed :P

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! :D

@Uncle Lee - Haha…of course you can have another piece. The best in winter is to bake….good food and warm kitchen :D It helps to take away the winter blues. Thanks very much for the cake recipe…wow…..Elvis’ favourite. I must try to make one day. It’s interesting to bake from a cold oven!

@Jasmine - Thanks very much, Jasmine! :D

@Patty - Thanks very much, Patty! I think my husband is too spoilt. What to do when he just loves to eat. I’m glad I love to cook and bake :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Joanne - Next time you can bake first and then go for a good run :D

@Viviene - Thanks very much, Vivienne! :D Glad to know you love using spelt flour. It’s a lot healthier.

@Anna Johnston - Thanks very much, Anna! That would be great. It’s one cake that I continue to think of after a good big piece :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - He sure is. I just think TOO spoilt! Now it’s too difficult to UN-spoil him :P

@pigpigscorner - He sure is :D

@Ivy - Thanks very much, Ivy! :D

@Ann - I love that combination, too :D

@Light Delight with TouTou - That’s right, the banana slices does the trick :D

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@Cook.Bake.Love - Give a try. I like it very much :D Yes, 60g = 1/4C butter

Cook.Bake.Love  on March 19th, 2011

Hi Mary, thanks for ur reply. I think probably there is duplicate line of butter in ingredient A. U wrote 60g butter and 1/4 cup buttter. Just to confirm total only 60g of butter is used in (A) right?

Mary  on March 20th, 2011

@Cook.Bake.Love - Ooops….my mistake! I have corrected it. 60g butter = 1/4C. That was a repetition. Thanks very much for pointing that out. have fun baking :D

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