Banana Bread Cheesecake
Indulge in this glorious combo of two favourite sweet treats a banana bread base topped with creamy vanilla cheesecake
- Banana Bread:
- Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the pan
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Cheesecake Swirl:
- One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
For the banana bread: Position an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Generously spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and dust with flour.
For the cheesecake swirl: Combine the cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream and egg in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until well combined; set aside.
For the banana bread: Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Mash the granulated sugar and bananas in a large bowl to a paste. Whisk in the oil, vanilla and egg. Whisk in the flour mixture until just combined.
Reserve 3/4 cup of the bread batter. Spread the remaining batter in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the batter and put the reserved 3/4 cup batter in a line down the center of the pan. Insert the tip of a paring knife into the batter and drag it through and up to swirl 5 to 6 times.
Bake until the top is cracked and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then carefully invert onto a platter or cake stand and then flip upright. Cool completely, at least 1 1/2 hours. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.