Coconut Sugar Banana Cake #BundtBakers


It's a middle of the month which means that it's time to reveal the results of  another #BundtBakers group baking. This month our host Terri Truscello Miller from Love and Confections (thanks Terri) asked us to go into the world of coconut  of all sorts, form and shape. A white theme for a supposedly white month - not in London, though! 

As I am writing these lines, I am very reluctant to tell the story, as my last month's experience with the #BundtBakers and mint theme sounded very similar. But because once again, has a happy ending and I like happy endings and nice surprises, I will admit that things like what am I going to do with coconut, no one likes it, I used it twice for decorative purposes (gives lovely picture contrast) bla, bla.. were going through my mind at first. Then I went into a I'll think of something phase, to soon discover that I've got a long forgotten packet of coconut flower sugar on the back of my "I need this" cupboard (when I decide to clear and clean it once in a blue moon, interesting things tend to emerge from the far back corners).
But this one I remembered buying a few months ago, only because I never heard of it before and was obviously very curious.  Not knowing what to do with it and lacking an inspiration to experiment, luckily led to this moment.

After having a spoon or two of the sugar to learn more about the taste I noticed that the sugar  had a very distinctive butter caramel taste which again, made me think about banoffee pie and possibility to transfer it (not the pie, but the taste) into a bundt pan. I decided to use my banana bread as a basic recipe and in addition of using coconut flower sugar instead of caster sugar, I also replaced the butter with coconut oil.To make it a bit creamier I served the cake with slices of banana coated with chocolate and coconut flour. I must not forget to mention that I used coconut shavings for decoration. Loads of coconut for someone not very keen on it. Who knew?

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Coconut Sugar Banana Cake

fills one small 0,5 l bundt cake tin

100 g flour
3 tbsp coconut oil
100 g cream cheese
100 g coconut sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 banana
optional, but recomended
icing sugar for dusting
2 bananas
50 g melted chocolate 
2 spoons of fine shredded coconut 

Preheat the oven to 170C/350F
Mix the dry ingredients together and beat the coconut oil ( or butter) in a separate bowl. Combine the oil with cream cheese, then add the dry ingredients mixture.Mix until well combined, add the chopped banana at the end, mix to incorporate it and transfer to a greased and lightly floured tin. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown in colour - do the tooth-stick test if you are not sure.
Leave it to coll down for few minutes then invert to a cooling rack.Dust with icing sugar.
In a meanwhile, chop 2 bananas into thick rings, dip each one into a bowl of melted chocolate and immediately lightly roll into shredded coconut.
Use the melted chocolate leftovers to spread around the bottom part of the cake and arrange some coconut shavings onto it.
Serve each slice of the cake with a piece of banana "Lamingtons"

What other talented bakers baked this month:

Almond Joy Bundtlettes from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Candy Bar Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake from Love and Confections
Chocolate Italian Cake from Magnolia Days
Chocolate Chip and Key Lime Bundt Cake from Eat, Drink and Be Mighty
Coconut and Banana Bundt Cake from Just One Bite Baking
Coconut Banana Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious
Coconut Carrot Bundt Cake from Media Racion Doble, Por Favor
Coconut Cream Bundt Cake from Adventures in All Things Food
Coconut Hummingbird Bundt Cake from Patty's Cake
Coconut Milk Bundt Cake from I Love Bundt Cakes
Coconut Milk Bundt Cake from Un Mordisco Un Pecado
Coconut Pound Cake from The Spiced Life
Coconut Sugar Banana Cake from A Kingdom for a Cake
Cranberry and Coconut Bundt Cake from La Cocina de Aisha
Cranberry, Orange and Coconut Bundt Cake from Kids & Chic
German Chocolate Bundt Cake from The Freshman Cook
Glazed Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake from Food Lust People Love
Gluten-free Coconut Orange Bundt Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream from Cassie's Kitchen
Gizzada Mini Bundts from Passion Kneaded
Key Lime Coconut Cream Bundt from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes from Making Miracles
Orange and Coconut Bundt Cake from Living the Gourmet
Oreo Coconut Bundt Cake from Indian Curries/Stew
Pina Colada Bundt Cake from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
Rhubarb n Rose Coconut Frosted Bundt Cake from Baking in Pyjamas
Rum Bundt Cake with Coconut and Lime from Bourbon and Brown Sugar
Toasted Coconut and Sweet Potato Bundt from Tea and Scones
Toasted Coconut Lime Bundt Cake with Chili Lime Glaze from Brooklyn Homemaker

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  1. What a pretty cake! Gotta love bundt cakes :)

  2. Now you have me wanting to find coconut sugar...

  3. What an absolute stunner of a bundt! Bravo!
    I've never worked with coconut sugar but now I'll have to look for it!

  4. I'm very intrigued by the coconut sugar, where did you find it? Your looks and sounds wonderful! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  5. Thank you for participating - beautiful cake!

  6. I just discovered coconut flower sugar today in the mall, and now I find your bundt cake using it... great!!! That's a sign that I have to buy it... loooool
    Love your bundt, and I do love coconut :)

    p.s.: I need to send you a private mail, but I can't find your e-mail address. Please, can you write me to ? Thanks so much in advanced

  7. Your cake is so pretty!! I have never used coconut sugar before - sounds perfect for this! :)

  8. Bas se fino zabavljate u vasoj pekarskoj grupi, kuglofic izgleda slasno a svidja mi se i dekoracija od krupno rendanog kokosa.:)

  9. I meni se desava da kupim neke sastojke iz znatizelje, a onda mi se mesecima "vuku" po komodicama. Tvoj kuglof deluje preukusno i bas bih volela da pronadjem kokosov secer (iz radoznalosti naravno, da vidim kakvog je ukusa ) :))) Pozdrav!

  10. What a beautiful bundt. I especially love the rolled bananas. xo, Catherine

  11. Prelepo izgleda. Divan je ovaj receptić. Baš mi se dopada ova vaša igrica. Uzdišem dok gledam fotke:)

  12. I have never heard of coconut flour sugar. I'm going to have to keep an eye out

  13. Thank you all for leaving your comments; despite all my efforts the reply button still refuses to be fixed. We tried every trick in a book, so if you had a similar experience please help.
    I live in London and I can tell for certain that it could be found on Amazon and some specialised food stores, one of them is on the Greenwich market:)

  14. Kakav predivan blog! Komplimenti! A evo i ideje kako da upotrebim puter od kokosa kojeg sam iz ciste znatizelje kupila u Nemackoj.

  15. What a beautiful cake. I never knew about Coconut Sugar. Thanx for sharing your recipe. Will try.

  16. I have not heard about coconut flower sugar!! I have to find it and try it. Your cake is wonderful!!!!

  17. I have to find that sugar too!!! Wonderful cake!!!

  18. The coconut shavings are so pretty, and so is your cake!

  19. Thank you all so much! I apologize once again for not being able to reply to your individual comments:)

  20. Coconut flower? Never Heard of it...must find it and try your beautiful recipe. thanks for sharing!

  21. I saw coconut sugar at the Cake & Bake show in London but didn't stop and investigate, next time I will stop.

  22. We think we never see coconut sugar! Your bundt looks great, we like it so much!!!