Chocolate Chai Coffee Cake

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This flavorful spiced whole wheat chocolate chai coffee cake is a unique addition when made for guests or brought to brunch. It is also easy and child friendly. The bananas keep the cake moist without an overwhelming banana flavor. Serve with chai tea. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 9x13-inch cake



  • cup chopped pecans

  • cup brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into small chunks

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 2 cups chocolate chips

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 medium bananas, mashed

  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, butter, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon in a bowl. Blend with a fork until crumbly.

  3. Mix chocolate chips, flour, cloves, baking powder, and baking soda in bowl.

  4. Combine sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add bananas and eggs; blend until combined. Mix in flour mixture slowly. Beat batter for 1 minute.

  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle pecan topping evenly over the batter.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You may use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips, if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
23g Fat
47g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 259mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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