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Large Banana and Cashew Nut Cake

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This is a banana cake with a difference! Instead of mashing the bananas, you just crush them a bit and it is a very large cake with the addition of cashew nuts and coconut.

The end result is a delicious, moorish, sweet morsel which can be eaten with a cup of coffee, or just as a snack but beware, it is very filling!

It will also stay fresh for up to a week in the fridge making it ideal for lunches, and is moist and pudding like.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients
3 eggs
1 cup coconut sugar (or other sugar)
cup cream
1 cups plain flour
2 kg very ripe bananas, peeled
1 cup chopped cashew nuts (I buy pieces)
1 cup shredded coconut

Method
Preheat the oven to 180/160 fan forced.

Beat the eggs and sugar in an electric mixer until it is thick and has gone a paler colour.


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If using coconut sugar, it will still be a brown colour but lighter than when you started mixing


Add in the flour, and stir in the cream.

Flatten the bananas with a meat cleaver (the flat side) but do not mash them.


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Do NOT mash the bananas


Add the bananas to the batter by hand.

Add the nuts and the coconut and stir only until the ingredients are combined - not more.


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Put some baking paper in a large cake tin - I used a 25 cm springform, or you could make two cakes in two 20 cm cake tins.

Gently pour the batter into this and bake for about 55 minutes or until the top is turning a golden brown.

The cake is a bit "puddingy" as there is so much moisture with the large amount of bananas.

Serve either warm or at room temperature.


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Cut into slices, and serve


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Add some thickened cream on top, and/or mint and cashews (all optional).

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#Dessert
#Family
#Afternoon tea
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#Make ahead
#Bananas
#Cashew nuts
#Coconut
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