Banana Nut Coconut Cake


The melding of banana, coconut and pecans give this cake a unique flavor. Best if made a day before serving.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


Banana Nut Coconut Cake:

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Banana Nut Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or one 9x13-inch pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together white sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Mix in eggs and 3 mashed bananas.

  3. Sift together flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Fold in 1 cup of pecans and 1 cup coconut. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

  5. To Make Frosting: Cream together 1/2 cup butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 medium mashed banana, 1 cup pecans, 1 cup coconut and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

708 Calories
34g Fat
99g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 708
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 75g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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