The Smoke-o Snack of Champions – Coconut Crusted ‘Nana Cake!


The problem with only going to town once a fortnight includes, but is not limited to, bananas. They just don’t last two weeks! On the plus side, a couple of dodgy looking ‘nanas lurking at the back of the fridge is the perfect excuse to make MORE CAKE! I have to say, this is the best turn out I have ever had from a banana cake attempt and I definitely put it down to the blending. I found this recipe on “” but adapted it slightly, using less sugar and leaving off the frosting in favour of a more savoury coconut crust. This really is the smoke-o snack of champions!

 The Mix:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of raw granulated sugar
  • 2 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 large fresh eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1tbs of ground mixed spice
  • a splash of lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

The Best Bit…..

Pre-heat oven to 160C. Leave butter to soften for five minutes. Throw all ingredients into a deep bowl (I don’t have a mixing bowl so I use a large saucepan!) and whiz together with a stick blender until there are no lumps and the batter is smooth and creamy. Pour into a cake tin or loaf tray and sprinkle with coconut to create a light covering. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Trust me on the blending, “Fatmumslim” was right, it really makes all the difference!



4 responses to “The Smoke-o Snack of Champions – Coconut Crusted ‘Nana Cake!

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