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Recipe for family meals :

Brazilian Coffee Banana Cake

This recipe comes from  which is one of the recipe groups at It was submitted by Bella whose address is Bella said:

"A juicy, rather 'heavy' cake with a very interesting taste of banana, coffee and spices. It keeps very well and can therefore be made several days in advance".


150 g (5 oz) butter or margarine
3 dl (1 1/4 cups) sugar
2 eggs
5 dl (2 cups) flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
5 middle-size bananas
1/2 dl (scant 1/4 cup) strong coffee

2 dl (good 3/4 cup) powdered sugar
2 tbs strong coffee
2 tbs flaked coconut


Heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF. Grease and flour a baking dish, capacity 1 1/2 liters / 6 cups.

Stir fat and sugar fluffy and add the eggs, one by one. Mix flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and spices and stir this into the batter, alternating with mashed bananas and coffee. Pour the batter in the dish and bake on the lowest shelf for about 50 minutes. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the dish before unmolding.

Stir powdered sugar with coffee to a smooth mixture and spread the icing over the cake while still slightly warm. Sprinkle with flaked coconut.


Makes 1 cake