I baked this Banana, Macadamia & Coconut Cake last weekend! It was a busy weekend but I was in the mood for baking. I organised everything and had the cake baked by noon, took a couple of pictures, went to a tasting event for sparkling wines and Champagnes and completely forgot about the cake and the post I had to write for The Home Bakers group.
Don't be jealous about the wine tasting event...there is a huge catch in the whole training to become a Sommelier business - yes you get to taste a lot of good (or not) wine but you have to spit it...publicly...in front of a lot of people...without spilling anything on yourself! It is not as glamorous as it sounds!! And the spiting without spilling part takes a lot of practice and can leave you really heartbroken when the wine is really good but your course instructor is looking over your shoulder, counting and monitoring said spitting (super gross - I'm stopping now!!)
Anyway back to The Home Bakers and our 11th bake (I missed the 10th) from Lou Seibert Pappas book Coffee Cakes. This one was chosen by Kit from I Lost in Austen. A great choice as it turned out. The bananas really show and keep the cake moist, sweet and balanced. You should definitely give it a try. It is very easy to prepare and if you are not a fun of macadamia nuts you can easily substitute them with walnuts, almonds or whatever else you fancy, better yet, you can make it completely nut-free and just sprinkle the top with sugar and cinnamon! You can find the recipe here.