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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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Nutella banana doughnuts – baked donuts

11 Apr


Nutella banana baked doughnuts. The Hungry Mum

School holidays + doughnuts = happy. Like most kids mine are staaaaarving when we have friends over to play, like today. Breakfast followed by a snack followed by morning tea then a snack then lunch then a snack – you get the picture. Continue reading

Donna Hay chocolate and banana bread recipe

11 Apr


Looking back I really should have named my blog ‘Donna Hay’s biggest fan bakes’ for that pretty much sums up my approach to cooking and blogging. And life, really. Continue reading

Easy banana cake with chocolate ganache

6 Aug

Banana cake with chocolate ganache  The Hungry Mum

I was going to start this post by writing everyone loves banana cake but that’s so not true. My mum abhors bananas in any way, shape or form. The poor woman often peers hopefully into my cake tin when she comes over, only to firmly replace the lid when she discovers the baked good is banana cake/bread/muffin. Continue reading

Easy banana muffin recipe

23 May


How great are muffins? They take no time to make, are versatile and can even survive being made by Misses 4 and 6 and still taste great. I had a couple of over-ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl so turning them into muffins was the order of the day. I tweaked several different muffin recipes from various sources but reduced the amount of sugar as I find most recipes far too sweet.

I decorated these with a few peanut butter chips but they are very yummy without. Continue reading

Banana bread that doesn’t cost $4 a slice

12 Feb

I am always amazed when I see bakeries and cafes charging outlandish prices for banana bread. There is nothing in a slice of your ordinary, run-of-the-mill banana bread that makes it worth the $4 price tag. So when I saw my elderly neighbour fork out $8 for two scrawny slices of banana bread at a local bakery yesterday I was mortified. I came home, raided my fruit bowl & pantry and set about making a loaf. She was pleasantly surprised  when I lobbed at her doorstep and handed the loaf over [at this point we didn’t even know one another’s names] and I was happy I saved someone on a fixed income $8 [every cent counts, right?]. Because I couldn’t exactly cut a slice off to taste it before I handed it over I’ll go by the smell that emerged

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as it was baking : super divine.

I tweaked a recipe from taste.com.au, an online recipe site that never lets me down.


2 large over-ripe bananas, mashed

1  3/4 cups self raising flour

1/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, whisked

1 tablespoon cinnamon

50g cooled, melted butter

1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 180C, spray a large loaf tin with cooking spray and line with baking powder.

Sift flours and cinnamon together in large bowl, add sugar.

In a jug gently mix melted butter, eggs, milk and bananas and stir into the flour mixture with a metal spoon. It will be lumpy, do not over beat.

Bake 40 ish minutes, checking with skewer. It make need another five or so depending on your oven. Remove, place on wire rack and wait until cool before slicing [if you can be that patient with such a delicious smell wafting through the kitchen…]