Banana, Coconut Cake with Passionfruit Icing

May 29, 2010

Recipe courtesy of  NorB. I have tried many times and each time... my banana cake would turn out 'perfect' ... moist and not too heavy... the way we like it.

I was fond of her recipe... but didn't think to rewrite in my 'recipe book' or scan it... I just used the same piece of paper she wrote ... and of course... that piece of paper tend to 'wander off'... It was left and 'lost' in one of my recipe books... and I couldn't remember which one!! 

What a pain!! Everytime I wanted to bake banana cake.. I'll look everywhere ... (and have been looking eversince we shifted our belongings... which is more than 5 years ago!)
Finally... with determination...  I searched each book and flipped pages one by one ... and voila!! found NorB's handwritten piece of paper...   
Thus to avoid another dissapointment...and the pain of searching ....again!! I am documenting it in my post...

A slight change or addition to the original recipe ~ adding dessicated coconut and drizzle with passionfruit icing..... 
  • 125g cold butter - chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 5 ripe bananas - mashed
  • 1/2 cup dried dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • a pinch of salt
Pre heat oven to 180C
Beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs, followed by flours, mashed bananas, dessicated coconut and salt. Mix well. Then add milk... mix until just combined.
Pour into a well greased pan or baking tin.
Bake for 55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

For the icing:
Mix 1/2 cup of icing sugar with 1/4 passionfruit pulp. Drizzle on top... serve