Banana and Raspberry Yoghurt Coconut Loaf Cake

1 Loaf.
1 hr 5 min

Banana cake has been a popular bake for many during lockdown, and for good reason. Baking with bananas means you not only get a super tasty cake at the end (or muffin or loaf or whatever you are after), but you also find a delicious use for any overripe bananas that are no longer great for eating as they are.


Bananas generally are a really great fruit to freeze and use later for either baking or instantly cold smoothies, they are even good in an oaty breakfast. They are often the fruit that catches people by surprise by ripening quickly, often heading for the bin once past people’s eating preference. Instead of doing this though, we encourage you to freeze any over-ripe banana to use at a later date or to turn them into something where their stronger flavour works well, a bake just like this is a great solution.


We also had some slightly soft raspberries to use up when making this cake so we decided to add these too for a slightly sour note. We topped it with some zesty cream cheese icing and some toasted flaked coconut to pair with the coconut flour that we used for the main mix.


See our banana peel bacon recipe for how to use up the skins!


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Banana and Raspberry Yoghurt Coconut Loaf Cake

Recipe details

  • 1  Loaf.
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 50g Coconut Flour
  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 very ripe Bananas
  • 40g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Yoghurt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 70g Raspberries

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 50g Butter
  • 150g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Natural Yoghurt
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Shavings

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/Gas Mark 4
Whisk eggs until frothy
Sift in flours, baking powder and mix well
Mash bananas and then add to the egg mixture with the sugar
Add the yoghurt and vanilla extract
Fold in the raspberries
Bake in the oven for 45-50 mins
For the cream cheese frosting beat the butter until soft and then sift in the icing sugar
Add the cream cheese and yoghurt and beat again, set aside
Put the coconut shaving into a dry frying pan and toast until they start to brown in colour - set aside
Once the cake is cool spread the cream cheese frosting over the top of the cake
Sprinkle the coconut shaving on top with the zest of the lime. Serve and enjoy!

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Comments

  • Alex Alex on Nov 05, 2020

    Your recipes always give me ideas on how to use up leftovers. Love that I can use my overripe bananas for this loaf - and it’s a nice twist on a classic banana bread 👍🏻

  • Sandra Perdriel Sandra Perdriel on Apr 11, 2021

    What is coconut flour? Flour with some coconut through it, or something else. I'm very keen to make this cake and have bought everything to make it.

    • Food for Daise Food for Daise on Apr 12, 2021

      Hi!

      Coconut flour is something we are able to buy in most supermarkets in the UK.

      If this isn’t an option for you there are plenty of recipes online where you can make the coconut flour yourself using the pulp from coconut. ☺️

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