Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel for #SundaySupper

Nov 11, 2012 by

I’ve been looking at this recipe for a few days now. I was determined to make it and thanks to #SundaySupper, I’m able to share it with you all today. You see, we are entering a wonderful season of giving – Thanksgiving in the USA, and of course Christmas is almost upon us. It is a beautiful thing to give a thoughtful home-made gift to family and friends at this time of the year. This weeks theme for #SundaySupper is Gifts From The Kitchen. The host this week is our very own Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian. With our usual spectacular line up, we hope to inspire you with gift ideas for the season. Please take a look out our baked items, condiments, soups, snacks, drinks and yes, without a doubt…sweets. Maybe you’ll find something special and thoughtful for you to give as a gift.

I chose this recipe because of the ingredients and how easy it was to prepare. The aroma was just something to talk about. It was awesome when my husband came home from work and the house smelled wonderful. He was a nicer man and I know this cake had something to do with it!

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel

 

I gave one cake away already to a friend and she and her mother loved it. Giving home-made gifts are always nice, but it is very important to consider food sensitivities. I plan to bake another set without the macadamia nuts. I’m sure it will taste just as fabulous. The nuts are there to give added texture. Either way will be fine. The streusel has a nice crunch because of the Turbinado sugar.

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel for #SundaySupper

Recipe Type: Cake, Dessert
Author: Adapted from Food Gifts 2012, Better Homes & Gardens SIP
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A wonderful cake infused with banana and coconut with a sweet and crunch streusel topping. A perfect gift for any holiday season.
Ingredients
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 3/4 Cups Flaked Coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Cold Butter, cut up in small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and flour three 8X1/2-inch round foil cake pans and set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift to combine. Set aside
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, granulated sugar and coconut sugar. Beat with a mixer until fluffy and fully combined
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  6. Beat in coffee, coconut milk and vanilla.
  7. Beat in mashed bananas on low speed, just until combined
  8. Spread batter evenly in prepared pans. (about 3/4 full)
  9. For the streusel: In a small bowl, add streusel ingredients and mix with a fork, combining until it appears to be like coarse clumpy crumbs. Stir in the macadamia nuts. Sprinkle evenly over the cake batter
  10. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool in the cake pans for about 30 minutes before serving.

 

I made a few adjustments to make it a little more interesting. I replaced brown sugar with coconut sugar. I replaced the milk with coconut milk. For the streusel, I went half and half with coconut sugar and turbinado sugar instead of using brown sugar. I believe this gave it a more coconut flavour than just the shredded coconut in the body of the cake itself.

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake With Macadamia Nut Streusel

 

The cakes came out beautifully. They were fully baked at 35 minutes as per the recipe.

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake With Macadamia Nut Streusel

 

I didn’t wait too long to taste the cake. It is an absolute MUST that the cook and the official testers sample the cakes before they are given away. Unless of course, its something that you bake all the time and you know exactly what you’re going to end up with.

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake With Macadamia Nut Streusel

 

I for one, was completely satisfied with this cake. It is a nice item to bring as a gift while making your rounds over the holiday season, and its something that can be easily shared among a small group of people. I was very grateful for the inexpensive foil baking pans. It made the gift convenient to bake in, and portable! I enjoyed dressing these cakes up. I’m sure they will put a smile on anyone’s face :-)

 

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake With Macadamia Nut Streusel

 

Here are the gifts from the #SundaySupper team:

 

Breads / Breakfast

Condiments / Ingredients

Soup and Snacks

Sweets

Drinks

Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on November 11.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your own posts for Gifts From the Kitchen on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.

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51 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness you just took that streusel over the top by using macadamia nuts. Not sure I could give it away as a gift I would be too tempted to eat it all. :)
    Laura Hunter recently posted..Nutella Truffles #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. This looks wonderful. My mouth is watering.I love anything with Macadamia nuts.
    Veronica Gantley recently posted..Apple Pie Moonshine for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Is it bad that I want to go into the kitchen and make this for breakfast today? Great flavors in this coffee cake!

  4. Wow! Lyn, I think you’ve outdone yourself with this recipe today. I couldn’t read it and not comment immediately. This looks great, awesome in fact!! FABULOUS Bestie!! <3 … Now, I have a few questions re substitution, cause I am certainly going to bake this cake very very soon! Flaked coconut I should be able to achieve, although I hate grating coconuts …ugh…, but coconut sugar I'm pretty sure I won't be able to find readily here in Jamaica. Two thoughts have come to mind. Could I mix coconut milk powder with granulated sugar to get the same effect OR … could I use coconut jam?? You refer to the sugars as wet ingredients, I suppose this is a baking concept.

    Again … I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!
    CoolDestiny recently posted..It’s a Domestic AffairMy Profile

    • Thank you CD! Check to see if you can find shredded coconut in the supermarket. I’m not encouraging you to do any hard labour for this cake! lol :-) I would use brown sugar if you can’t find coconut sugar. I wouldn’t suggest using coconut milk powder for this recipe at all. As for the jam? You can serve it on the cake preferably. I added the sugar with the wet ingredients becuase it was creamed with the butter which is a technique used for many cakes. I doubt you can go wrong with this cake, but substitute as close as possible to the original ingredients. You might end up with something completely different otherwise :-D

      I’m so glad you liked this recipe and THANK YOU for your questions and comments!!!!! *hugs*
      lovelypantry recently posted..Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. So is making it as a gift for yourself okay? Coconut and macadamia nuts together is incredible. I would have a hard time sending this coffee cake off. But, I suppose I could.
    Renee recently posted..Rocky Road Candy for Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Oh I bet the macadamia nuts taste so good with the banana!
    Arlene @FlourOnMyFace recently posted..Gifts From the Kitchen Homemade Vanilla Extract #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Oh, my! This looks amazing. I have never heard of coconut sugar so that will be an interesting adventure. But Audrey says it looks so yummy we have to make it. Audrey typed her name all by herself and she wanted me to share that.
    Audrey’s Mamma recently posted..Gluten-free Fruit and Nut Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Love the flavor combo Lyn!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Herb Vinegars #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. I can’t imagine how nice is this cake, with most of my favorites ingredients – coconut milk, banana, coffee flavor, macadamia….yummy!
    Faye Leong recently posted..Homemade Chocolates – Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Gorgeous and delicious! Or should it be delicious and gorgeous?
    Jen @ Juanita’s Cocina recently posted..Hot Chocolate on a Stick ~ Gifts From the Kitchen #SundaySupper!My Profile

  11. Oh my goodness, how beautiful and oh so delicious!! I’d love receiving this as a gift!
    Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes recently posted..Gifts in a Jar – Gingerbread Spice Mocha Coffee Mix #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. Lyn, this is one gorgeous cake. I love the way you packaged it. Yum! I have this recipe pinned and can’t wait to try it.
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted..Turtle Pretzels~ #SundaySupper Gifts from the KitchenMy Profile

  13. Yum! This flavor combination sounds to die for!
    Katie recently posted..Chocolate toffee crack for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Yummy and wrapped up so gorgeously!! Who wouldn’t be thrilled with this as a gift!!
    Tara Noland recently posted..Holiday Tree Cake for Gifts From The Kitchen at #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. Giving cake as a gift always works, and the list of ingredients is really wonderful! Lovely presentation!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Apricot Pineapple Rum Sauce #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. Bea

    This sounds and looks delicious. I can almost smell it through the screen. What a beautiful recipe. Thank you for sharing.
    Bea recently posted..#Dairyfree #Vegan Caramels for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. What a beautiful cake! I bet this is a very welcome gift to receive.
    Tora Estep recently posted..Pancake mix with apple cider syrup and candied walnuts: A gift from the kitchen for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. This cake looks fabulous! I love all of those ingredients! Thanks for sharing. I will have to make it soon!
    Sheila recently posted..#SundaySupper: Snickerdoodle Snack MixMy Profile

  19. WOW my boyfriend would absolutely love this cake. Thanks for sharing!
    Megan @ I Run For Wine recently posted..Nutella Powder #SundaySupper Gifts from the KitchenMy Profile

  20. Love the idea of baking a cake in a pan and giving the food AND the nice pan as a present. Something for now, and something for later! I love macadamia nuts…so tropical!
    Wend (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted..#SundaySupper Gifts from the Kitchen…Featuring Peppermint Stick Cookie TrufflesMy Profile

  21. Love the banana coconut combo and the warm spices!!Your streusel topping with the macadamia nuts sounds fantastic and I can almost imagine the deliciousness just looking at your pics :)
    Soni recently posted..Sweet and Spicy Curried Nuts- Gifts for the Holidays #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. Wow, Lyn! This is fantastic – I love your photos, and this coffee cake sounds so good. Love the streusel!!
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..#SundaySupper Gifts From the Kitchen : Harissa!My Profile

  23. Wow, so many flavors! I bet it is an incredible combination!
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Pumpkin Maple Spice Granola Bars – #SundaySupper Gifts from the Kitchen (#gluten free #vegan)My Profile

  24. This looks lovely ! Wouldn’t mind getting it as a gift ! Yummm ! Banana & coconut is a winning combo !
    sunithi recently posted..Spiced Cranberry Chutney With Apricot & Almonds #SundaySupperMy Profile

  25. Oh my goodness, I just bought macadamia nuts! This MUST be what they were meant for :)
    Conni Smith recently posted..Baked Hot WingsMy Profile

  26. This cake looks beautiful and yummy and would make an amazing gift!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Something Saturdays (11/10/12)My Profile

  27. This is fabulous. So should I send you my address now or later. *giggles*
    Kim Bee recently posted..Cherry Extract #SundaySupperMy Profile

  28. I love macadamia nuts and this recipes looks absolutely amazing!
    Family Foodie recently posted..Pumpkin Butter | Doce de Abobora #SundaySupperMy Profile

  29. Beautiful and all flavors that my family and I love. A definite keeper!
    Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) recently posted..Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas #SundaySupperMy Profile

  30. mmmm…this sounds amazing. I love “feel of the tropics” in it! A gift I would love to receive :)
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Baked Spaghetti Squash w/ Sweet Italian Sausage {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}My Profile

  31. mmmmm I love the sound of this cake. Everything I love. I would love to received this as a gift and sit with a nice cup of coffe and dig right in.
    Sarah recently posted..Butter and Blackberry Jam thumbprint cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  32. I have a coconut coffee that this would be absolutely killer with! I love macadamia nuts – I think it’s the texture as much as the flavor – and I would be head over heals to get this as a gift!
    Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) recently posted..The Cake Boss On Tour – Discounted Tickets For You!My Profile

  33. OMG … Look at all these comments! I told you, TLP outdid itself with this one Lyn, seriously!! THANK YOU for answering my questions. I’ll see how my attempt at this one turns out. I have bananas ready and waiting, and will be getting nuts on my next supermarket trip!! And I pinned too :)
    CoolDestiny recently posted..It’s a Domestic AffairMy Profile

  34. This looks super yummy!! I would never have thought about turning this into a gift! What a fabulous idea! Great #SS addition for this theme.
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