Paleo Banana Coconut Cake

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Its been a while since I have posted anything, family holidays are so beautiful, I sort of forgot…whoops.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t still been baking, and now have loads of new recipes to come.

Lets talk cake.  This cake was really lovely.  No grains, no dairy, no gluten, no refined sugar. This is my new favourite recipe (of the week), and I have to say I did kinda give myself a pat on the back for this one (yay for positive self talk).  It does make a large cake so it lends itself to a special occasion.   Most of my cakes are large because my favourite cake tin is a very old 25cm square pan that was previously owned by my mother in law.   So I tend to make recipes to fit this tin.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour

2 cups desiccated coconut

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bi carb

1 tbs cinnamon

1 tbs nutmeg

1tsp salt

2 mashed bananas

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup honey

6 eggs

1 tbs vanilla extract

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup water

How To Do It:

Preheat oven to 170c and line a 25cm square cake tin.  I usually spray a fine mist of oil to get my baking paper to stay in place.  In a large bowl combine the coconut flour and desiccated coconut, add the bi carb, baking powder and spices.  Melt down the coconut oil in the microwave and combine to that the honey, eggs, vanilla, coconut milk and water.  Combine the wet ingredients to the flours, and stir really well, and just allow to rest and absorb for about 5 minutes.  Pour into your cake tin and bake for about 45 mins.  After this time you will probably have to cover with foil and continue to bake for another 45 mins.  After approx. 1 1/2 hours your cake should be ready although test with a skewer  or knife.  Allow to cool completely in the tin before attempting to remove it.

Icing:

Some beautiful natural yogurt or coconut yogurt would make a great icing for this one.  I melted down a little coconut oil and combined maple syrup, desiccated coconut and vanilla, to spread over my cake.

Give it a go.  Happy baking Sarah 🙂

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