Recipe

Banana and cake with coconut cream cheese icing

Layers of light and fluffy banana cake are sandwiched together with a creamy coconut and cream cheese icing.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 12
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Ingredients

Banana and coconut cake
  • 150 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 cup self-raising flour, sieved
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Coconut cream cheese icing
  • 125 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 250 gram cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cup icing sugar mixture, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut essence, to taste
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut

Method

Banana and coconut cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line cake tin with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter and sugars with electric beaters in large bowl until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with addition. Add vanilla extract, mashed bananas and our cream; beat to combine. Beat flour and coconut into mixture until well combined.
  • 3
    Pour mix into lined cake tin and bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool slightly in tin, then turn onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    Make Coconut Cream Cheese Icing using method below.
  • 5
    When cake has cooled, cut in half horizontally. Spread one-third of icing over bottom hall of cake and top with remaining half. Ice top and sides with remaining icing and cover with shredded coconut. Store in an airtight container.
Coconut cream cheese icing
  • 6
    Whip butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar, vanilla extract and coconut essence and beat for a further few minutes.

Notes

To ripen bananas quickly, place in a brown paper bag in a warmish place until brown. To give the cake a nutty flavor, fold 1 cup of chopped pecans into the mix after adding the sour cream.