Banana Cake With Walnuts (Vietnamese Chuoi Nu’o’ng)

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A very solid but flavourful cake from a late work colleague Graham B.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 34 cup cream
  • 1 12 cups wholemeal self-rising flour
  • 5 bananas, very ripe
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried coconut (mix with the milk)
  • 14 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160degC (325degF).
  2. Beat eggs and sugar together in electric mixer until mixture is thick and pale - use a fairly low speed.
  3. Pour cream into the bowl and beat for a few seconds longer.
  4. Sift flour, add to bowl and stir with wooden spoon.
  5. Peel bananas and smash with the flat side of a chopper, but do not mash, add to batter with nuts and the coconut mixed with the milk.
  6. Stir only until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Grease 2 x 20cm (8”) pans and dust with breadcrumbs, shaking out excess and cook for 1 hr or until top brown, usually 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  8. Serve warm or cold.


Most Helpful

I would call this Vietnam's version of the Banana Bread I was raised on and love to pieces. After smashing the bananas, I chopped them into tiny pieces so they would integrate into the batter better. The coconut was a nice touch and added really good flavor. Overall, I think it was an "A " recipe.

Member #610488 January 23, 2012

This was different enough from banana bread to excite the family. I did leave out the walnuts for The Picky One but she still wasn't thrilled. Everyone else was overjoyed! I made cinnamon whipped cream to top it which was fun & delicious. It also makes a great breakfast. ;) So easy & delicious! Made for Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Tag. Thanks, Ninna!

Elmotoo January 26, 2012

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