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

Recipe by Ninna
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 2 cakes


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 160degC (325degF).
  • Beat eggs and sugar together in electric mixer until mixture is thick and pale - use a fairly low speed.
  • Pour cream into the bowl and beat for a few seconds longer.
  • Sift flour, add to bowl and stir with wooden spoon.
  • 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.
  • Stir only until all ingredients are combined.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm or cold.