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You will need about 2 large overripe bananas for this recipe


  • 450g (1lb) can crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1 cup plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon carb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ground ginger
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 eggs,beaten lightly
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 60g cream cheese, softened
  • 30g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar (I think you call it confectioners sugar)


  • Preheat oven to moderate.
  • Grease 23cm-square slab cake pan,line the base with baking paper.
  • Drain pineapple over medium bowl. reserve 1/4 cup syrup.
  • Sift flours,soda,spices and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in pineapple, reserved syrup, coconut, banana, eggs and oil. Pour into prepared pan; bake in moderate oven about 50 minutes.Test. Stand cake 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. Spread cold cake with cream cheese frosting.
  • Decorate cake with fresh flowers, if desired; remove flowers to serve.
  • Cream cheese frosting...
  • Beat cream cheese, butter and essence in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add in icing sugar. Serves 12
  • This cake is really wonderful for a special occasion,or a dessert. The blend of flavours make it a real hit in our family, I have made it often.

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