Sunday, June 19, 2011

Banana Coconutty Almond Cake … to my Dad

              Happy Father’s Day to all the sweet Dads in the world
I love you so  much dear Dad (I call him Bapachi). You are the sweetest and the most dearest Dad in the world to me. I think as kids all of us (daughters) will be so attached to our Dads, like making him play with us, to tell stories,  watching TV and so on... Actually I am like that :-) always behind my dad when he comes back from office. He will be so tired then too he will fulfil all my wishes. When my Mom used to scold me I will run to my dad and he saves me. Now I can see myself in my little one who is always behind her Papa.

Dad stood by me in each and every decision in my life.I remember as a kid who ever asked me who will I  marry? I used to say that I want to marry my Dad as he will be always with me. :)

Now I am far away from them, and today I thought of making some kind of sweet. My father likes sweets a lot, but being a diabetic, he cannot eat much of sweets. So when I am there with them, I used to make his favorite sugar free or sugarless dishes. Here I made a banana coconutty almond cake with a touch of kerala, by adding coconut oil. This I saw in a blog which I don't remember (sorry about that. I searched so much but couldn’t get that website.), but noted down the ingredients in notepad. I am making this for the second time and it came out well. This is an easy preparation and will be loved by all. This is for you Dad.

All purpose flour / Maida- 1 ½ cups
Baking powder- 1 ½ tsp
Cinnamon powder- ½ tsp
Baking soda- 1 ¼ tsp
Bananas- 2nos
Egg- 1no
Coconut oil- ¼ cup (we can also use vegetable oil )
Coconut (grated)- ½ cup
Sugar- ¾ cup
Salt- a pinch
Almonds (chopped)- a handful (we can use walnuts instead of almonds)
Mash well the bananas in a food processor and keep it aside.
Sift all purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt 2 to 3 times and keep it aside.
In a bowl whisk egg, sugar well till it forms fluffy and light yellow in colour.
In the above fold mashed bananas and grated coconut and mix well. In this add the coconut oil and baking soda and mix till well into the batter.
Finally add the dry mixture of all purpose flour and chopped almonds and mix well and keep it aside.
Grease the baking tin with little oil and maida and pour the cake mixture in to the tin.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and bake  for 50 - 60 minutes or until the skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
When it is done take it out from the oven and rest it on wire rack and decorate with icing sugar and coloured vermicelli.

I am sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Magpie and also to Healing Foods- Banana hosted by Krithi and Siri.


  1. Wow thats a beautiful and elegant cake..

  2. A really sweet post ~ Happy Father's day!
    The cake is a stunner, loved the flavors :)
    US Masala

  3. Hope u had a lovely day remembering ur dad - the cake looks stunning !!

  4. SOunds great with coconut,i wanted to try cake with coconut for a long while now...nice bake!

  5. Lovely post..happy belated father's day to you dear..Cake looks perfect, moist and delicious.

  6. Beautifully decorated and looks so yum!

  7. Wonderful flavors in a simple yummy cake...

  8. wat a fantastic cake dear..ur dad must be so proud of you..:)

    Tasty Appetite

  9. Wonderful cake for dads day!!!! yumm

  10. Awesome cake zareena..perfect for father's day!

  11. such a sweet post :) And an awesome cake dear :D

  12. This's such a sweet post Zari...your bappachi's so lucky.. and so are you!

    I'm loving all the flavors in this cake and I love the decoration too.

    Ohh a big shout for the look of your site..! :))

  13. wow! this is sugar-less !!! Amazing! love it! And this is such a heart-warming post about the love between u and ur dad!

  14. Nice cake. The texture looks great.

  15. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually kill fat by eating coconut fats (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medicinal magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!


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