Thursday, October 6, 2011

Banana, Coconut and Coffee Cake


Normally I don't like to bake. But one rainy day when I had nothing better to do, I decided to try this recipe. I added bananas, coconut and coffee to the original plain cake recipe I got from a magazine long ago (have the cutting but not the name, sorry) and it turned out to be really good!  I also substituted whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour. The aroma filled the whole house and the warm just baked cake tasted divine with tea. Surprisingly the flavors of all ingredients blended in with each other really well.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick melted unsalted butter
3 mashed bananas (ripe)
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
2 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, coffee powder and salt. Add butter, mashed bananas, dessicated coconut, eggs, and vanilla. Stir and mix thoroughly, I did it with a hand mixer. Pour in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Line the baking pan with parchment paper so the cake comes out clean. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Insert a knife in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean that means the cake is done. Enjoy!!

This also looks like a perfect recipe to send to: A Veggie/Fruit a month Event originally started by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes who also happens to host it this month!!
This recipe also goes to Easy and Tasty Recipe's HCC (Healthy Cooking Challenge) -Bakes originally started by Smitha.

31 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking combination for the cake

Mrs K said...

You should bake more often,I think...look at this cake it looks so perfect and the fact that you used whole wheat flour makes it healthy too:)

Amy said...

looks yummy!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

my favorites are in this combo! Lovely bake

Priya said...

Wow wat a beautiful combo,cake looks incredible..

Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy cake. Love coffee flavour in cakes..

Kaveri said...

Delicious looking cake

Prathima Rao said...

Nice & flavorful cake..Bananas and coconut are a fantastic combo :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

jeyashrisuresh said...

what a combo of ingredients. i wanted to try a coconut cake for a long time. nicely done

Suja said...

Flavorful and yummy,love to have a slice

Archana said...

delicious cake. Bookmarked.
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Kurryleaves said...

amazing combo...lovely

Sobha Shyam said...

thats a wonderful combo, liked using wheat flour, lovely cake..

julie said...

lovely cake..wheat flour makes it more healthy!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks delicious, love the flavors going in there, banana, coconut and coffee, yum !!!

Ammu's said...

Yummy cake with all delicious flavors.

R said...

Torview Toronto, Mrs. K, Rak's Kitchen, Priya, Rinku Naveen, Kaveri, Prathima Rao, jeyashrisuresh, suja, archana, kurryleaves, shobha shyam, julie, Priya YM, Ammu's: Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and appreciate.

archana: will definitely stop by to check out ur event.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Cake looks yummy.Thanks for dropping by and glad to follow you dear.

Kalyani's Platter said...

yummy and tempting cake ... thanks for visiting my blog ....... will be following u .....

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Banana and coffee is an unheard combo to me... Bet it tasted great!!
Krithi's Kitchen
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Roshan said...

nice collection of recipes here...couldnt click the followers button...



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Radhika said...

Wow, love all the flavors in the cake Bookmarked.
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Raji said...

Wonderful recipe and delicious combination of flavours.

R said...

Nalini's Kitchen, Kalyani's Platter, Kirthi's Kitchen, Roshan, Radhika, Raj: Thanks for appreciating and following.

@Roshan: not sure why the follow button did not work. maybe it was temporary blogger problem, but thanks for trying.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious loved the beautiful combo of ingredients used!

ente pachakasala said...

delicious cake i want to try this soon

Raksha said...

Pls collect and publish an award from my blog:

http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-raining-awards-again.html

R said...

Sushma Mallya, Ente Pachakshala: Thanks so much!
Raksha: congrats and thank you so smuch for sharing the award with me.

Richa Priyanka said...

Thnks for visiting my blog.. for that recipe u can roast / fry whichever you wish..I fried them. I love this cake.. it looks so tempting.. i plan to try it soon! and u SHOULD bake!!

arpit pal said...

yummy cake\
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R said...

Richa Priyanka: thanks for the reply and appreciating!
Arpit pal: thanks!