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Banana Bread Cheesecake: Two Wonderful Worlds Collide

By: Kristen Darkow


Happy Tuesday! Do you have a friend or family member’s birthday coming up? Or just need a dessert idea for a summer cookout? Every year for Andrew’s birthday, I’ve made him some variation of a cheesecake. We love us some cheesecake. But we also love us some banana bread. So when I found a recipe for Banana Bread Cheesecake done by Tasty, I knew we had to try it for Andrew’s next birthday. And guess what? I think it might be our new tradition. Today is my dad’s birthday (hi, dad!) and he’s one of our top fans, so dad, I’m sending you a virtual banana bread cheesecake today since we can’t celebrate together! 🙂

Anyway, you’re going to want to stop what you’re doing and jot down this recipe – trust me.



  • 4 bananas, as ripe as possible
  • 4 tablespoons

     vegetable oil

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup


  • 1 teaspoon

     vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups

     all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon

     baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon

     baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon


  • 1 teaspoon



  • 32 oz

     cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup


  • 1 tablespoon

     vanilla extract

  • 1 cup


  • 1 tablespoon

     gelatin powder

  • caramel sauce, for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Add the oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  5. Pour the banana bread batter into a greased 9-inch (22 cm) springform pan.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is set.
  7. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  8. Microwave the milk until hot, about 2 minutes, then add the gelatin powder. Quickly stir until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  9. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth.
  10. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread crust.
  11. Chill for 3 hours, or overnight.
  12. Unmold the cheesecake, then slice and serve drizzled with caramel sauce.


2 thoughts on “Banana Bread Cheesecake: Two Wonderful Worlds Collide”

  1. Thanks Honey, it’s virtually delicious! 😉
    Luckily we got to sample Andrew’s Birthday cake so I know how awesome it is… yum!!

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