Banana pecan coconut cake

    1 hour 15 min

    The melding of banana, coconut and pecans give this cake a unique flavour, and the luscious Banana Nut Icing is truly the icing on the cake. Best if made a day before serving.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 300g caster sugar
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g chopped pecans
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • Banana Nut Icing
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 500g icing sugar
    • 1 ripe banana, mashed
    • 125g chopped pecans
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour two 23cm (9 in) round cake tins or one 23x33cm (9x13 in) tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together caster sugar and 125g butter. Mix in eggs and 3 mashed bananas.
    3. Sift together flour and bicarbonate of soda in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Fold in 125g of pecans and 75g coconut. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before icing with Banana Nut Icing.
    5. To make the icing: Cream together 125g butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 medium mashed banana, 125g pecans, 75g coconut and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Use to ice the cooled cake.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. After reading the review about this cake being too sweet and heavy, I altered the ingredients and it was a winner. I made it for a gathering and everyone loved it. 200g caster sugar, 2 eggs (separated, whisked whites and folded at the very end just before pouring mix into baking tin), 2 ripe bananas, mashed, 75g chopped pecans, 60g desiccated coconut, Banana Nut Icing: 125g butter, softened 250g icing sugar chopped pecans sprinkled on top of the cake after putting icing on 75g desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  -  27 Feb 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. Reduced sugar in cake to 250gm of castor sugar and amount of icing by half  -  07 Nov 2008


    2 cakes which disappeared within 2 days I used the ingredient amounts provided by amils316 since everything is so sweet  -  08 Nov 2011