Banana Coconut Crumb Cake



At time, you need a lot of push to realize what you are, who you are… With the level of competition in the whole outside world, sometimes even the best effort looks halfhearted when compared to others. I saw this quote a couple of days ago and was aPinwed by it. The Almighty has made us with all imperfections. If we were that perfect, wouldn’t we forget our Creator? Once we realize our imperfections and its beauty, things will come quite easily. This person who is so eloquently tapping on the keyboard and writing such big words is definitely not somebody who is in peace with her imperfections! However, to make myself feel at ease at times when I feel that I am not what I wanted to be, I really look around for affirmations as these. One more thing I really love to do these days is to randomly open the translation of the Quran, and read what I lay my hands on. Seriously, I feel Allah is speaking to me, giving me a response to my current situation! A habit that was instilled into me very recently by a great friend and well-wisher, that I really hold on to… I really suggest all of you to do this – when you feel down and trashed, go to your holy book and randomly open a page, your answer will be there!!! πŸ™‚


Coming on to today’s post, it is the month’s Home Baker’s Challenge. Apart from the cookie challenge, I was able to participate in all and was quite happy with working on it. This time, Shama Nagarajan had suggested a list of sweet and savory bakes. I as usual went for a sweet bake – any surprise??? πŸ˜‰ – and baked this cake during the weekend. Three things attracted me to try this recipe – bananas, coconut and almonds!!! The result was a really crumbly, soft cake which was an absolute treat! Warning: If you do make this, I would advise adults not to be over confident and use a plate or a napkin while eating the cake – it’s that crumbly!!! πŸ™‚ We had guests over that day and it just got cleaned apart from two small pieces… How much I was expecting to have my big slice? πŸ™


Linking this post to Cutchi Kitchen’s 100th post giveaway



Banana Coconut Crumbs Cake

Course Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 ripe banana diced
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Grease a brownie pan well and keep aside.
  • Combine the milk with the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients into another bowl.
  • Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a spatula until combined.
  • Add in the banana and coconut and fold in again.
  • Pour into pan - A word: the batter is really thick.
  • In a small bowl, crush the almonds slightly with your hand. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well to represent crumbs.
  • Sprinkle evenly on top of the cake batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes till the crumbs become golden and a tester comes out clean from the center.


The original recipe asked to add almond milk into the batter. I replaced it with milk, as I didn't have almond milk available.

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  1. I cant make so much of sweets concerned abt health benefits of family πŸ™
    At the same time cant resist these yummies πŸ™ have a long list of sweets and desserts to prepare God!! Im A Big Sweet Tooth!!! This title should belong to me raf lolzz

    1. i also dun make so often, aara… only when i really want to, and even if i make, then i distribute to my colleagues as well… πŸ˜‰ this cake was quite big and i was worried how it would finish, but then we had unexpected guests for tea and it was wiped out! if i make desserts, it's always so limited that everybody gets just one serving… by the way, i will not give that title to u, it's mine!!! haha… πŸ˜‰

  2. so yummy cake. can i get 1 piece..

    1. thank u so much rumana…

  3. Its definitely very competitive, everything is for sure and it depends on how much we want to push ourselves. Great challenge taken up and the cake is delicious and particularly, I like the combo of coconut inside.

    1. thank u so much nava…

  4. Initially i want to make this cake, i thought that i may bake some after and didnt have time to give a try, but u r killing me with ur clicks, i want a slice to taste now sis.

    1. i was wondering y u didn't try this akka… u shud, it's an awesome cake… πŸ™‚

  5. Delicious luking cake,,, i also dont make much sweets, but do like eating whenever i can….

    1. thank u so much razina… i wish i could be like u… hehe…

  6. The cake looks delicious Rafee and wish I could take a big bite of it πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much rekha… πŸ™‚

  7. You're doing great with your write-up dear…I love it!!!

    And your cake, looks too good!!!! Pass me 4 slices…I can imagine having them now,..hehe πŸ˜‰

    1. oh.. thank u so much sri… i'm so humbled!!! πŸ™‚ u can take the whole cake, dear… hehe… πŸ˜‰

  8. wow wonderful and flavorful cake,loved it…

    1. thank u so much prema…

  9. yummy cake with banana,almonds & coconut,super clicks

    1. thank u so much babitha…

  10. This cake looks so crumbly and delicious Rafeeda. Cheers, Suchi

    1. thank u so much suchi…

  11. delicious combination of ingredients… so tropical.

    1. thank u so much mayuri…

  12. Very yummy cake..I love sweets….very much really tempting one could you give me a piece Rafi…?

    1. thank u so much remya…

  13. Very tempting dear… While seeing the baking dish I feel to take a very big piece dear…and a rich blend of ingredients….

    1. thank u so much shama…

  14. look so delightful.

    1. thank u so much divya…

  15. Cake looks really good love the crumbs part of it.
    Ipoo Dubaiil chocolate lorry samarathilanoo:))

    1. thank u so much dear… chocolatesokke ishtam poleyundu… just trying to control… πŸ˜€

  16. a perfectly baked cake dear… looks yummm….

    1. thank u so much nayana…

  17. this looks so very delicious… This for sure will not last long in plate.. Goodness filled in it throughout

    1. thank u so much sangeetha…

  18. cake looks super yummy n d quote was just awesome..very big true..

    1. thank u so much usha…

  19. Loved the quote Rafee. So true! And randomly opening a page and reading a scripture portion when I'm troubled is something that I made a habit of when I was young. It has indeed helped me a lot.

    And oh lady, you are so tempting me with your cake. Know what I love the most there? The crumbs! Pack me some please πŸ˜‰

    1. thanks a lot dear… i just discovered the true feeling of doing that only now… i feel i should have started it long back… you can bake the crumbs alone i guess… πŸ˜‰

  20. They look very tempting with that crumbly look.. No wonder u didnt get a hefty piece πŸ˜€

    1. thank u so much chitra… πŸ™‚

  21. The cake looks amazing!! Thanks for linking it to my giveaway

    1. thanks a lot shazia…

    1. thanks a lot usha…

  22. So flaky… Beautiful Texture!!! Superb post, Rafeeda…

    Don't miss to send your sweet entries in on-going event with a giveaway @

    1. thank u so much shruthi… will try to link this in… πŸ™‚

  23. wow..banana crumb cake is new to me..looks super delish

    1. thank u so much suhaina…

  24. Awesome quote dear.. Without imperfections, one cannot find the meaning of perfection.. The cake looks yummy and tempting Rafee.. Loved it πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear nilu… πŸ™‚

  25. Hmmm…felt good reading the quote and your post πŸ™‚
    the cake looks very yummy Rafeeda

    1. thank u so much kaveri… πŸ™‚

  26. Nice to hear you are able to find your peace of mind and come to terms with yourself, Rafeeda.

    I always look for different kinds of cake, you know, not the regular chocolate and vanilla kinds. This one perfectly fits! Great recipe.

    1. thank u so much indu…

  27. Cake looks really delicious.

    1. thank u so much sona…

  28. The cake looks yummy dear… delicious…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  29. What a nice cake!I love banana cakes my hubby hates it!

    1. thank u so much princy…

  30. Fantabulous cake Rafeeda. Loved banana flavor any time.

    today's post:

    1. thank u so much sanoli…

  31. Delicious cake Rafeeda and nice clicks.

    1. thank u so much…

  32. Lovely quote…and cake…crumb cake is something new to me…and this has got coconut too…my fav…

    1. thank u so much lubna…

  33. wow..that was a flavorful and tempting cake..

    1. thank u so much gayathri…

  34. Rafee, that's a good habit you've started there. This crumb cake is calling my name, looks so delicious!

    1. than u so much ambreen…

  35. Its a lovely cake..must be yummy

    1. thank u so much chitra…

  36. great affirmation dear,,,sometimes with all the pushing we tend to lose our real self πŸ™ That's a really wonderful cake ! love the click too πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much reni… πŸ™‚

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