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Thai steamed banana cake recipe

Thai steamed banana cake recipe

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This delicious Thai cake is dense, moist, fruity and gluten-free! It's made with desiccated coconut, rice flour, tapioca flour, coconut cream, sugar, bananas and coconut milk. You can either steam it in a baking tray, in individual foil cups or do it the traditional way, in banana leaves.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 80g rice flour
  • 100g tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 475ml coconut cream
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 450g ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 125ml coconut milk

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40min

  1. Toss the coconut with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Sieve the rice flour, tapioca flour and arrowroot powder together in a large bowl; stir the coconut cream into the mixture until the flours are incorporated into the cream, at least 10 minutes.
  3. Bring about 3.75cm of water to the boil in a steamer fitted with a large steamer insert. Steam the cake over the boiling water until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Stir the sugar into the mixture until completely dissolved. Add the mashed banana and mix well. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and coconut milk; mix well. Pour the batter into a square baking tin or small tins. Top with the reserved coconut.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock arrowroot powder or tapioca flour, you can find them in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online.

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Reviews in English (3)

by Irene

Tasty. I didn't have arrowroot starch, but used potato starch as I think they should be similar. My bananas were extremely ripe, so I did not add any sugar at all. It was sweet enough for me. As a preference I just sprinkled a bit of coconut on top instead of measuring it out. I made this in silicone muffin cups, but might try making this again with banana leaves.-09 Apr 2018

by AKeenCook

I prepared it for my family and they all gave it a thumbs up! This cake has a dense texture that is commonly found in southeast asian cakes, which I found to be quite nice. You can taste the banana and coconut with every bite you take! Thumbs up for the creator of this dish, will make again.-23 Jun 2017

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