- Dish type
- Cakes with fruit
- Fruit cake
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.
4 people made this
- 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
- Toss the coconut with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(4)
Reviews in English (3)
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
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