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Banana Coconut Cake

 I thought it might be time to share another really yummy recipe. This came from the Penzey's Spice magazine. They have the absolute best spices and the catalogs come in the mail filled with great recipes for free! You can sign up at www.penzeys.com to get on there mailing list and get one delivered to your mailbox!
 Here is the cake batter in my Demarle baking mold. Ready to pop in the oven.
 Here is the beautiful cake in the cake dish in one piece and perfect!

 Oh my was this ever good. Great banana flavor and the crispy coconut topping was an added yum. The cake became more moist on the plate even a few days after baking. The yummy topping kinda melted into the cake.
Banana Cake with Coconut Topping.
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter softened
2 eggs
2 1/4 c flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c buttermilk, sour cream or plain yogurt. (I used buttermilk, because I had it)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c very ripe, squished banana (2-3 bananas)
Topping
1/2 c butter milted
3/4 c brown sugar
1 c chopped walnuts or pecans
1 1/2 c sweetened coconut flakes
5 T milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13" pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Graduallyu beat into the creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in the vanilla and banana and mix until just combined. Pour into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until browned and springy to the touch. Let the cake cook before frosting.
For the topping; Turn your oven to low broil. Beat together the melted butter and brown sugar. Stir in the nuts, coconut and enought milk to get a nice spreading consistency. Spread over the cake. Place under the broiler until bubbly, 5-10 minutes depending on your oven.

Directions for using your Demarle molds: Oven at 365 degrees. Do not grease mold. Once cake is baked, cool and turn out on plate. Spread topping on cake, then put back in the oven to broil the top. 
Happy Baking!

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