This moist and flavorful banana cake is made with the addition of coconut milk and coconut flakes. The coconut adds a tropical twist to the cake, making it a delicious and refreshing treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan: amazon
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the mashed bananas and coconut milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the coconut milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Frost the cooled cake and enjoy!

Tips:

  • For a richer banana flavor, use ripe bananas that are starting to turn brown.
  • You can also add other ingredients to the cake, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.

Variations:

  • For a chocolate cake, add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter.
  • For a coffee cake, add 1/2 cup of brewed coffee to the batter.

Enjoy!