|This little stunner of a recipe made it into NZ's National Sunday paper|
Enjoy. TPB X
|Toasted coconut at its finest|
100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
150g self raising flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup desiccated coconut
1 cup mashed banana
25g butter, softened
100g cream cheese
250g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (I use Equagold)
3 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted (optional)
1. Heat oven to 180Oc, then grease and line a 19cm round cake tin.
2. Combine the butter and sugar until creamy; add the eggs, flour and baking soda stirring well. Fold through the cinnamon, coconut and banana. Pour into prepared tin & place into oven for 4-50 minutes until golden brown on top and a skewer comes out clean. Place onto a wire rack to cool .
3. For the frosting. Beat the butter and cream cheese for a few minutes until well combined, slowly adding the icing sugar until desired thickness is required. Add the both the vanilla extract and paste, stir well and place into fridge to thicken a little.
4. Once the cake is completely cooled, ice and top with toasted coconut, sprinkles or whatever you fancy.