Banana, Pineapple and Coconut Cake

This has to be one of my favourite cakes right now. I think everyone has had their fair share of banana bread during lock down right? Don’t get me wrong I love banana bread too but this might just have the edge. So why not give this tropical twist a go or even put a shot of rum in to create a pina colada cake.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 50mins-1hour

Portions: 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Wholemeal/ Brown Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 2eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Pineapple / 1 Small Tin
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • Handful of Walnuts
  • 1 Tub Light Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
  • Dried Banana Chips

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180c/ Gas Mark 4 and line/ grease your cake tine
  2. First mash your bananas in a large bowl
  3. Add two eggs and mix well
  4. Add brown sugar and oil and mix again
  5. Then in a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients (both flours, baking powder, baking soda and desiccated coconut)
  6. Now add your dry ingredients into the banana mix and mix (don’t over mix)
  7. Now time to add your pineapple. Whether your using a tine or fresh cut the pineapple into small chunks them mix into the batter
  8. Finally chop your walnuts and stir through
  9. Now add to your cake tin (any shape and size you have will be fine) and cook for 50 mins – 1 hour
  10. While your cake is baking it’s time to make your icing. This is so simple, mix your cream cheese with icing sugar until combined and slightly thickened
  11. Check your cake is done by prodding with a skewer or knife and when it comes out clean it’s done
  12. Now your cake is done wait for it to cool completely, this will take a few hours
  13. Now it is cool time to decorate with your icing and top with dried bananas
  14. Now time to enjoy this is especially good with a cup of tea or coffee

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