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Yummy cake for HBC Challenge

For the cake:

Plain flour/Maida - 2 cups

Oil - 1/2 cup 
Sugar - 2/3 cup 
Almond milk - 1/2 cup 
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp 
Baking powder - 2 tspS 
Baking soda - ½ tsp 
A pinch of salt
Banana - 1 very ripe 
Dessicated coconut - 1/4 cup 

For the crisp topping:

Almonds -1/4 cup 
Flour-1/3 cup 
Sugar-1/4 cup 
Cinnamon-1/4 tsp
A pinch of salt
Oil - 2 tsps


1.Preheat oven to 180 DEG.C. Grease a baking pan with butter. Combine the almond milk with the oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. 

2. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients gently into the wet ones until combined. Gently blend in the bananas and the coconut. Pour into the pan.

3.In a blender, grind the almonds until coarsely chopped. Add remaining crisp topping ingredients and process into a dry dough.Spread bunches of topping over the top of the cake.

4.Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top of the cake has risen, the crumbs are golden, and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


Priya Suresh said…
Cake looks exotic and droolworthy.
Unknown said…
very delicious..
Chitra said…
New recipe to me.. looks so nice !
Nice recipe.. Love baking!
Happy’s Cook said…
cake looks awesome.. new to me...
Nava K said…
The cake with the topping is an awesome complete package for a wonderful appealing taste.
Chitz said…
Wow, it looks moist & yum.. Perfectly baked dear !
Shobha said…
Love it.. I like banana flavour a lot.
Unknown said…
Delicious cake.
divya said…
Very inviting and tempting dish...yummilicious!
Unknown said…
Soft and yummy cake
Swathi said…
Delicious cake, anything banana is weakness in our home.
Shree said…
this looks excellent !
Sangeetha Priya said…
wow this is a gr8 treat for coconut lovers including me :-), thanks for the challenge recipes n will soon give my entry...
Unknown said…
Your cake looks amazing!!
I have linked my Spinach Cheddar Muffins for the HBC this month.

Do check out my ongoing GiveAway
Anonymous said…
Such a soft and spongy cake.. Book, coffee and cake.. Sigh! Should have been a good tea time :)
Harini said…
Lovely n droolworthy cake Shama:)

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