Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bananna Coconut Cake Two Ways

I had some banana's which were very ripe and needed to be used up. I decided to make something other than my "usual" banana bread. I found a recipe which sounded good and decided to make it two different ways, a two for one!

We could not decide which one we liked the best, they were both delicious snack cakes!

Original Recipe

1/2 stick of butter
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c. buttermilk or yogurt (I used 2 small Vanilla Yogurts)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

TOPPING: Use with the one baked in a cake pan

1/2 c. coconut (I used a whole cup)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger

Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan.

Cream butter with sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla.

Sift together dry ingredients and blend into banana mixture.

Original Recipe: Pour 1/2 of batter into tube pan. Sprinkle in 1/2 topping. Add remaining batter. Sprinkle in remaining topping.

My Method:

Place 1/2 your batter in a small square baking dish sprayed with non stick spray. Add a layer of chocolate chips and a layer of coconut. Cook per directions below.

Place the remaining batter in a round cake pan, coated with non-stick spray, sprinkle the topping mixture and cook per directions below.


1/2 c. coconut (I used a whole cup)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 cup of Mini Semi Sweet chips

Bake both cakes in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.


Debbie said...

I'll have a slice of each. They both look delicious to me!

Denise said...

Cheryl, I missed seeing your posts while I took a little break and this is why, what a great coconut cake. coconut is one of my all time fave things....

Pam said...

I wish I had a slice of each for breakfast today - they look fantastic.

By the way, tell John the stuffed peppers were so flavorful and SPICY. I couldn't eat the whole one (Chad finished it) because my mouth was on fire. They were really tasty.

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE bananas and coconut!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Bananas and chocolate make a great combo... Love these

Unknown said...

Girl, I am so gonna try this. I have a bunch of ripe bananas I need to use up too! Looks great.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

I don't play favorites. hehehe they both look wonderful!

Unknown said...

They both look delish, but I think I'd taste the one with chocolate chips first!

Heather said...

i'll take the chocolate one. minus the coconut (allergic) and 10 times the chocolate. mmmm.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I would love a bite or two of both. I think I would like to start with the chocolate one and a glass of hot chocolate.PLEASE!

Paula said...

Mmmm ... nanna cake! Make that cakeS! I love your slicing pattern! I've not used yogurt in baking, but I think it's time I gave it a go! Plus, I think I'd snack on that topping all by itself! I'd have to make extra to ensure some made it to the cake! :-)

Sophia said...

I'm not a big fan of chocolate chips, so I'll take the one without! LOVE the coconut in there! Funny...I've been looking for banana cake recipes!

Sophia said...

p.s. I think you accidentally posted identical topping recipes?

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

Dear Cheryl,

I would like to taste a big piece of each one,...thanks!

Just a georgous looking cake!!!

Lea Ann said...

mmmmmmm Love the bananna and chocolate combination. I'm having company for one whole month Thanksgiving - Christmas. I'm saving this recipe to impress guests. Thanks

grace said...

like most people, i'd be up for either version, but clearly i'd prefer some of both. i've never been good at picking one thing over another--if it means i have to double up, so be it! hooray for coconut!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Yumolicious! I linked over here from TasteStopping - wanted to thank you for always writing nice comments about my rejected photos. I really appreciate it.

Btw, nice blog... I'll be back for more!


teresa said...

they both look absolutely delicious! i love the banana coconut combo.

The Blonde Duck said...

Brilliant idea! WE should get ranches next to each other.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I love variety, which is why my favorite meals are dim sum/tapas/family style stuff. The more options the better! Oh, and I love banana too!

Spryte said...

Both of these look great!!!

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