Prep 12 mins
Cook 40 mins
Sweeten it. Add a drained 20oz can of crushed pineapple to the topping. Omit the lemon juice and arrange the bananas on top of the pineapple. Be fruitful. Be sure the bananas are ripe yet firm. If they're green, they'll be tasteless. If they're too ripe, they'll turn to mush. I have not tried this recipe. I'm posting this for safe keeping. I found this recipe in All You magazine. Cost per servings is .93 cents.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 2 cups loosely packed shredded coconut
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1/4 pound)
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375. Make topping: Melt butter over medium-high heat in a 10-12 ovenproof skillet that is at least 2-inches deep. Stir in brown sugar and cook, stirring often, until smooth, 1 minute. Add lemon juice; stir until bubbling, 1 minute. Arrange bananas in a flat layer over bottom of pan and cook until softened, 2 minutes. Sprinkle coconut on top and remove from heat.
- Make cake: Mix flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter on high speed until creamy, 3 minutes. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, 5 minutes. Reduce speed and add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Alternate adding flour, mixture and milk, starting and ending with flour.
- Pour batter over bananas; spread evenly. Be careful not to mix bananas and coconut into batter.
- Bake until cake springs back slightly when touched in center, 30-40 minutes. Let cake sit in skillet for 5 minutes to allow juices to blend into cake. Run a knife around outside of cake to loosen, then carefully invert onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature, with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.