Banana coconut bundt cake

30 Jun


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Bananas. I feel they should come with a warning – in three days this green, unripe piece of fruit will be a bruised, brown banana that no-one will want to eat.

At least, that’s how it is in my house.

Miss6, the fussy one, will actually eat bananas without complaint. So I buy them. Then her BFF at school will have apples at fruit break & she too insists on apples. Le sigh.

Hence today’s bake is a banana coconut bundt – thankfully I love baking with bananas. Both Miss6 & 8 had a hand in making this cake which gives you some impression of the degree of difficulty [ie – none. Super easy].

I found the recipe for this lovely, moist cake in my well-thumbed copy of AWW’S Quick Mix Cakes bake. The original used wholemeal flour but I used plain self-raising. I also reduced the sugar – this recipe uses the reduced amount.


125g butter at room temperature, diced

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

½ cup brown sugar

3 eggs

two large, over-ripe bananas, mashed with a fork

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 cup icing sugar

hot water

shredded coconut, extra, to serve

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Preheat oven to 180C and spray a bundt tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Place all ingredients except banana into bowl of electric mixer and beat on low until combined. Increase speed to medium until mix changes colour. Scrape down sides, add banana and mix briefly on low until incorporated.

Scrape into tin, place in oven and bake for 35 minutes / until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool completely.

When cold make a simple icing by sifting icing sugar into a bowl an adding just enough hot water until you have a thick paste. Drizzle over the top of cake and sprinkle with the extra coconut. Serve.

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7 Responses to “Banana coconut bundt cake”

  1. Gary Lum June 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    That’s a delicious looking cake Mum

  2. chefkreso July 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    Amazing combo of flavours 😊

  3. Deb_Larder&Life July 7, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Always happy to see a new recipe for using up those lonely bananas that no one wants!!! x

  4. My Kitchen Stories July 7, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Oh I love a bundt cake and why not Banana. Perfect

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 8, 2017 at 2:09 am #

    Ooh I love bananas and coconut-they go so well together! 😀

    • The Hungry Mum July 14, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      Like Greg Evans used to say, a perfect match #showingMyAge

  6. FrugalHausfrau August 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Gorgeous!! I’m on the verge of stalking but I just can’t seem to tear away from each post without stopping by the previous!

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