Sunday, November 4, 2012

Banana, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Coffee Cake


I was so busily involved with my Terengganu food fest recently that i had actually forgotten that our latest THB ( The Home Bakers) bake was due yesterday. But no problem, we are given 4 weeks period to post this up, very flexible. I have not got the post ready yet therefore i quickly organised my photos last night. If any of you are interested  to join THB, do contact Joyce for further details. Currently, we are baking from the book Coffee Cake by Lou Seibert Pappas and we are now into our 11th bake from the book. Kit from I-Lost in Austen , another member of the group had picked this Banana, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Coffee cake for us to bake . Do visit Kit's blog if you havent done so. I'm sure you will be impressed with her beautiful cakes, pictures and also flowers from her garden! I always have the impression that Kit is a very romantic lady, i might be wrong but whenever I visit her blog, i feel like i''ve been taken to a beautiful place, a cottage garden ..and birds singing..LOL!


Thanks Kit for choosing this lovely banana coffee cake. It is a very moist cake and i love the addition of coconut flakes in the cake and also the macadamia nuts cinnamon sugar topping..yum! I baked half a recipe in two small 4 inch round pan, did made a little adjustment to the recipe ie reduced the baking powder to 3/4tsp and increased the baking soda to 1/2 tsp , used yogurt in replacement of sour cream and have used 135gms mashed bananas in weight. To get the full recipe , please visit Kit's blog and to see group baking, click here


48 comments:

  1. i plan to bake this cake today, Lena
    i love cakes with banana :)

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  2. Hi Lena
    I am sure this and no doubt about it that this cake is sure tobe delicious as it looks at your photos. I think I can smell banana fragrance too. Lovely!

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  3. Wow this looks super delicious. As I love bananas, nuts and coffee/choc, I think I will like this very much..hmmm..i must ask u-know-who to bake this for me..hehhee..i hv the same feeling when I visit Kit's blog too..she has the fairy-like garden and I can get easily lost in my own world if I have a garden like hers..:)

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  4. Looks really moist! I love bake with banana. Will try to bake if possible.

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  5. This looks so delicious .... I have lost track of THB bakes. Hope to catch soon.

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  6. It looks so good! I enjoyed this bake very much and have made it a couple of times already :)

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  7. This is indeed one delicious cake! I love the best part is the chewy flaked coconuts against the soft cake! Yum!

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  8. I love banana cakes. Baked them a couple of times but never added nuts to it. Will bake again after my Penang run and add some macadamias to it. And yes perhaps some coffee as well.

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  9. I just bought a banana and peach muffin this morning in Canning Garden... my girl loves banana cakes... and hope to learn up to bake one soon.. :)

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  10. Look so yummy! Will try it soon but I think too late to meet the deadline.

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  11. Adding coconut flakes to the banana cakes sounds good to me. Good idea.

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  12. I love the look of this cake too! will bookmark this for future bakes:D

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  13. Looks great! Trying to bake mine soon!

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  14. Lena Lena, this must be an expensive cake since macadamia nuts are not cheap! Love the macadamia nuts! Can I use my bread to exchange with your bread? I untung!

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  15. Hi Lena, delicious cake, great combination. But macadamia nuts is very expensive in M'sia.

    Can pass me 1 slice with a cup of coffee. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  16. By looking at the title, i know this is my type of cake. Banana, nut, coconut and coffee are all my liking la! So this combination sure can make me drool at your cake.

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  17. this cake looks moist and yummy! i love banana cake too :)

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  18. ooooh love those nuts on top .Yum yum!! Your cake looks super delish dear!

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  19. alice: hope it turns out well for you too :)

    mel: the texture is unlike the usual spongy type but still it's nice, soft and moist.

    jen: yes!! get the youknowwho to bake this for you, i'm sure she wouldnt mind baking this again!!

    vivian: yeah, i know you like baking with bananas, this texture is somehow a lil different from the usual spongy or chiffon type of banana but it's nice!

    chris: yes, you must catch up..hehe..

    mich: and i also like yours with choc chips!

    joyce: aah, almost forgot that you love coconut flakes! yes, agree that the coconut flakes add texture to the cake!

    evelyn: you're going for penang run? wow, all the best!

    claire: got peach muffin? whereabout in canning?

    ann: no dateline. YOu can just get the recipe from kit's blog and post it up in your blog :)

    qp: thanks and i must say that i admire the 'cheat' charlotte that you made recently! very ' swee'!

    jeannie: hope you will like this too as much as we did!

    emily: hurry!! Haha!

    jessie: no problem! i'll be so lucky if i can get to taste your breads!

    amelia: thank you! it is but just bought a small packet, it's okay, we dont bake with macadamia nuts always..:)

    yan: no coffee la! just it's a type of cake that goes well with coffee

    tze: thank you!many of us do:)

    anuja: have you baked yours yet? i'm going to chk later:)

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  20. Oh my Lena, you've got me drooling again! We need to talk about this, computers aren't very fond of drool :)

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  21. I love this cake coz i like both banana and coffee :)

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  22. Hi Lena,

    I was caught in between the "to-bake" or "not-to-bake" situation with this recipe. This recipe seems very easy to bake but the cake has coconut in it and so I've decided not to bake this.

    Your mini cakes look good :D

    Zoe

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  23. Oh yum! This is most definitely my ideal breakfast!

    Sues

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  24. so many great ingredients in one cake- Not sure where to start on which one i like the most. I love that you used coconut with the banana- reminds me of flavors in the summer!

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  25. Lena, you made such a moist and delicious coffee cake; I would certainly enjoy it with my morning cup of coffee. Love the combination of the banana, the macadamia nut and the coconut...so moist; Yumm!

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  26. Wah! Banana and coffee are my 2 favourite, nom nom! The combination of both sure would make me go ga-ga~~

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  27. Lena , you cake looks fantastic ! Love everything in that cake :D

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  28. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesNovember 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Will bake this over weekend. I like to use bananas in cake, they ate simply awesome. Yours look very good.

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  29. Hi Lena, the addition of coconut flakes and nuts topped with cinnamon sounds very interesting. Would be really nice if I can have slice without having to bake it ;)

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  30. Lena, this is one spectacular coffee cake!

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  31. I am amazed at all you do Lena! I am really loving this chunky coffee cake. You got me wanting to make one now and eat it all myself! ;)

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  32. You did a beautiful job with this. I am longing for a piece.

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  33. I missed my baking. You just tempted me to do so. Wish I can have some of yours. Slurppp.... Have a lovely evening.
    Kristy

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  34. I am sure this cake is totally fragrant and delicious. On my baking list!

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  35. Nice cake Lena, lovely combination of banana, macadamia nuts and coconut...yes coffee please :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  36. Yum! Your cake looks so moist as well. This is an absolutely yummy bake!

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  37. All my favourite ingredients but can't bake it coz am clearing my pantry at this moment. But I will bookmarked it!

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  38. Lena, I'm ready to invite someone over for coffee and this yummy cake, wish YOU lived closer............. but then I guess I'd have to make something different to wow you since you've already made this wonderful cake

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  39. This looks so delicious - the sponge looks so light and filled with goodies - YUM!
    Mary x

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  40. You cake looks gorgeous and very delicious!! Love your photos too

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  41. Hi Lena, dropping by your blog always like being tortured. Your creations can really spoil whoever is on diet, ha ha. Luckily I can't spell that word as I eat to live.
    But where your creations are concerned, I'll make an exception....ha ha.
    Lena, I am glad you were still in school when I was on safari....
    or else, habis cherita!
    Have a beautiful sunday.
    Lee.

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  42. WOW!! I love your close-up pictures of the cake! Very very moist and the macadamia nuts look good!! This is definitely a cake keeper recipe, Lena :)

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  43. i like buttercake with nuts, i am sure will like this cake, your cake look moist and good!

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  44. Lena, Lena,
    I love love love butter cake with macadamia nuts.
    It is so nice to have this cake with a cuppa if latte :D

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  45. LOL... bird singing in my ears liao! hahahaha How come I've missed this post?!! Do wonder the birds kept bugging me lah! LOL Seriously your cute cake looks exactly like in the cookbook leh; Really LOVE the flaky coconut in your cake! Thanks for baking this recipe with me: And so sorry for missing this post! Have a nice weekend! Yup, party & baking time for me. Even romantic likes to par-dei( cantonese) ! :p hahahahaah

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  46. Yes I made it! I posted mine just a few hours shy of the deadline! I But I agree it is so stress - free to have four weeks to post your recipe!!! I love The Home Bakers group and speaking of love...I adore your cake!!! Kit said it right It looks exactly like the photograph from the book! well done :)

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