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A square of Banana Bread Cheesecake Bars on a yellow plate.

Banana Bread Cheesecake Bars

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Get the best of both worlds - Banana Bread and cheesecake all rolled into one delicious dessert bar recipe. Moist banana bread with a cheesecake center is frosted with melted milk chocolate chips.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 351 kcal


Cheesecake Filling Layer

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Banana Bread Cake Layer

  • 2 medium overripe bananas
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Topping

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
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  • Prepare an 8×8 inch baking pan by covering the bottom with a piece of parchment paper leaving a slight overhanging. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the butter, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat on high for two minutes and set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl or the bowl beat the bananas for 1 minute. Add the butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder, mix on low until just combined.
  • Pour banana cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Drop the cheesecake filling by heaping tablespoons over the banana bread batter.
  • Drag the tip of a knife through the cheesecake filling to marble it into the banana cake batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 F. degree oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the cake from the oven.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the hot cake. Allow chocolate chips to melt for about 10 minutes. Once melted spread with a spatula over the top.
  • Allow cake to cool completely and the chocolate to harden before cutting.
  • Makes 9 servings.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Bananas: Use brown and soft bananas for the best flavor.
  • Chocolate topping: I used milk chocolate chip but you could use dark chocolate or even white chocolate chips.


Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 669IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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