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Thai Steamed Banana Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a denser version of the traditional banana cake and is very easy to make. You can either steam it in a square baking tin, in individual foil cups or do it the traditional way, in banana leaves."
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40 m servings 508
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Toss the coconut with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Sift the rice flour, tapioca flour, and arrowroot starch together in a large bowl; stir the coconut cream into the mixture until the flours are incorporated into the cream, at least 10 minutes. Stir the sugar into the mixture until completely dissolved. Add the mashed banana and mix well. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and coconut milk; again, mix well. Pour the batter into a square baking tin or individual aluminum foil cups. Top with the reserved coconut.
  3. Bring about 1-1/2 inches of water to boil in a steamer fitted with a large basket. Steam the cake over the boiling water until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 508 calories; 24.4 73.9 4.2 0 212 Full nutrition

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Very good! Had to substitute a few of the flours, but I worked out great!

Tasty. I didn't have arrowroot starch, but used potato starch as I think they should be similar. My bananas were extremely ripe, so I did not add any sugar at all. It was sweet enough for me. As...

I prepared it for my family and they all gave it a thumbs up! This cake has a dense texture that is commonly found in southeast asian cakes, which I found to be quite nice. You can taste the ban...