Almond, Banana, and Coconut Cake

February 21, 2013 — 2 Comments

Almond Banana and CocunutThis cake was a bit of an ad hoc experiment that surprisingly turned out well…after three failed attempts

I think it stemmed in part from my penchant for banana bread and probably from me being bored one afternoon and finding most of these ingredients in the pantry

The banana and almond flavours are quite subtle and it’s a sweet cake that ends up with a slightly chewy but soft shell

It’s a bit of a wet recipe so it might need some observing or tweaking depending upon your oven

Some friends who are happy to try my experiments polished this off pretty quickly so I’m happy for it to be blog worthy


1x cup almond meal

1x cup castor sugar

1x cup fine desiccated coconut

1x tbsp cinnamon sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3x eggs room temp

150g unsalted butter

1x tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup plain flour

3x extra ripe lady finger (sweet) bananas – approx 275g

Brown sugar

Icing sugar to serve


Preheat oven to 180 degrees (355F)

Sift flour, almond meal, and baking powder, then combine remaining dry ingredients

Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla extract

Combine eggs, one at a time

Gradually combine dry ingredients

Add mashed banana

Pour into greased cake baking tin

Level out, then lightly sprinkle with some brown sugar

Cook for 30 mins, cover with foil to prevent burning, and give it a turn

Cook for another 15 minutes – clean skewer

Place on wire rack and cool before removing from tin

Dust with icing sugar to serve


2 responses to Almond, Banana, and Coconut Cake


    I love banana bread, almond & coconut but never thought of putting them all together… Sounds delish! I plan on trying this out 🙂

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