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Banana Bread Bottom Cheesecake

from the video Cheesecakes Vs. Cheese Steaks ▶︎

by Alix Traeger


for 10 servings

Banana Bread Layer

  • 4 bananas, as ripe as possible
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cheesecake Layer

  • 32 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • caramel, for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Add in the oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  4. Add in 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 springform pan.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is set.
  7. In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  8. Microwave the milk until hot for about 2 minutes, and add in the gelatin powder.
  9. Quickly stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  10. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth.
  11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread.
  12. Cool for 3 hours or overnight.
  13. Drizzle with caramel.
  14. Enjoy!
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