Banana Rum Coconut Layer Cake

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Preparation info

  • Makes one 9 inch 23 cm ) 2-layer cake, about

    12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Bananas make great cakes (and muffins, quick breads, tarts, and pie fillings). One thing about bananas, though, is they have to be ripe. Never use a banana for baking if it is not at least dotted with brown spots—or even darker—or your cake won’t have any banana flavor. And always mash bananas with a fork or potato masher—don’t throw them in the food processor—hand-mashed bananas impart a more vivid flavor to any batter or filling. I like whipped cream with this cake, but chocolate is also