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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Banana, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Coffee cake - THB #11 November 2012

As this is my first post since I joined The Home Bakers, I was quite anxious. At first, I was afraid that my first attempt wouldn't turn out well. But I was pleasantly surprised.

This month we are baking 'Banana, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Coffee cake from "Coffee Cakes" by Lou Seibert Pappas.

As this cake is chosen by Kit, I shan't elaborate on the recipe further. I did make a few following tweaks to the recipe though:

  1. replaced sour cream with low-fat yoghurt
  2. omitted rum or liquer as I didn't like them
  3. replaced vanilla extract with 1 vanilla pod
  4. replaced flaked coconuts with chopped almonds as my 'tasters' don't eat them
  5. I made little square cuppies instead of a whole cake



A point to note for those who have small blenders like mine: they really OVERFLOW @@ but tasting the 'overflow' was YUMMILICIOUS :)


So how do you think they look after baking? Does look like bread, isn't it? But they are definitely not dry, moist and full of nutty flavours. 


For my first attempt on this combo of banana and macadamia nuts, I'm saying that I will definitely attempt such a combo in future. They taste really good and go well hand in hand :)

Mr G and my tasters say it's moist but flavourful. Although if given me who is not such a nut lover, I would replace the chopped almonds with little chocolate chips ;)

Nevertheless, I sure had loads of fun with this recipe. Hope you will too if you try this.

For the complete recipe of this cake, please visit Kit from I-Lost in Austen. To see my fellow members' bakes on this recipe, please visit The Home Bakers.



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