• Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: ca 20 Minutes


This Recipie is from an old issue of an Icelandic Food magazine (Gestgjafinn) This has been my favourite ever since and everybody loves it who tries it with me. I think it is quite American Style :) Hope you will enjoy it also.


  • 5 dl (ca 300g) Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 dl (200g) soft Butter (one USA Stick Butter is 125g)
  • 2 dl Ligth Brown Sugar (ca 1 cup)
  • 1 dl Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp grated peel of Lemon (Make sure it is Organic Lemon)
  • 3 big Bananas finely minced with a fork
  • 3 Tbsp Creme Fraiche (Sour Cream)
  • 1 1/2 dl (75g, 1/2 cup) Chopped Walnuts
  • 2 dl (70g) Grated Coconut


  • Sift the Flour
  • Mix the dried ingredience together.
  • Beat the butter and sugar creamy together,
  • add the eggs
  • then vanilla and lemon peel
  • Then mix in the Sour Cream and bananas
  • Then little by little the dry ingredients
  • Finally the nuts and
  • make sure not to stir too long, just long enough to combine all
  • Bake in a round form with a hole in it or in a large Loaf Form
  • for ca 1 hour at 180°C
  • Or until a needle comes out clean and the Kitchen is filled with it´s beautiful smell
  • Wonderful with a good cup of coffee, and it is also good to put some cold butter on the slice or even yellow cheese (Gouda is my favourite :)).
  • Enjoy!

Categories: Cake  Coffee Cake  Fruit Bread 

Author Credit: Gestgjafinn Icelandic Food Magazine

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