Banana Coffee Cake

The grocery store in my neighbor was holding closing event, so the whole store was on big sale. I’m more like tea person so I don’t drink coffee that much, say, like a cup in once a month, but when I found instant coffee on such a big sale, it joined my shopping basket. While it is true that I don’t drink coffee that much, I love coffee smell. The smoky bitter aroma is such a dreaming smell, so I was going to smell it and let my dinner buddy drink it for me.


When I bring it back to home and turned around, my mind caught what my eyes were avoiding.

A bunch of overripe banana.


I knew I needed to eat it as soon as possible, but my mind was saying “banana…again? For sure? Maybe it can wait till tomorrow…” and here they were, the number of overripe banana increased but never decreased.


While I really concern with food waste, but that day, my mind was full of energy so it worked super efficiently, just put them together!


A little bitter but sweet banana cake gave nice relaxing afternoon, so if your eyes caught the same picture of overripe banana, let’s cook it!  

<Today’s Recipe>

Banana Coffee Cake

banana coffee cake


banana coffee ingredients

  • 1 large egg – beaten
  • 2 ripe banana – mushed
  • 110g all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 50g sugar
  • 110g unsalted butter

*For those who got little shocked to see banana to be this dark color, don’t worry! This is what you expect to see for this recipe;)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F°
  2. Mix butter and sugar
    Cream them until they are well mixed.

  3. Add egg
  4. Add instant coffee, banana
  5. Add flour baking powder, and mix lightly
  6. Place dough in baking pan
  7. Bake it for about 30 min

banana coffee cake

Great for breakfast too!

Enjoy baking and save your banana! 😀

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