Coconut Banana Cake

Coconut Banana Cake Recipe
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You’ll experience a taste of the tropics with this super easy cake mix-based dessert recipe.
20 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

1 (15.25- to 16.50-ounce) package
spice or carrot cake mix
1 cup
water
1 large (2/3 cup)
ripe banana, mashed
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
3/4 cup
sweetened flaked coconut

Frosting

4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
milk
1 teaspoon
coconut extract or vanilla
1/2 cup
sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Set aside.
  2. Combine cake mix, 1 cup water, banana and eggs in large bowl. Beat as directed on package. Stir in 3/4 cup coconut.
  3. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. (Run knife around side of pans before removing.) Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, butter, milk and extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, mixing until well blended.
  5. Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Cover with second cake layer; spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Recipe Tips

- To toast coconut, spread coconut into single layer on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F., stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.

- When bananas are overripe, mash them and freeze in resealable plastic freezer bags for the next time you want to make this delicious cake.

Variation: Cake can be baked in a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
360
Cholesterol
55mg
Carbohydrates
61g
Protein
3g
Fat
13g
Sodium
280mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I made this cake for a bake sale. I only got to taste a few crumbs of it, but it was good. Very easy to make. Good for spring and summer, since the flavors are tropical.

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