Pineapple Banana Cake With Coconut Frosting

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Pineapple Banana Cake with Coconut Frosting combines a great contrast of sweet, tangy and rich flavors that will make this cake the one you serve when guests are coming for dinner. The Southern Lady Cooks says her cooking (southern) is just plain good home cooking, but there are always special ingredients or ingredients that are blended just a bit differently that makes her recipes just a little bit special. They are almost always easy to make, but it’s the one little twist that puts them over the top, and makes them extra special to serve to family and friends.

This recipe is no exception. The cake base is made by hand, and the liquids are blended in to the solids. Be sure to blend as little as possible, just enough to bring the ingredients together, and to have your oven ready to take the cake right away, as soon as the blending is completed. This will ensure a good rise to this dense and delicious cake.

The icing offers the surprise of nuts. In this case, walnuts were added, which are a great choice. Since they are not toasted, these walnuts will contain the sharp flavor of the walnut and counter the rich and heavy flavor of the coconut in the frosting. Together they will beautifully complement the sweet and tangy moistness in the cake.

Walnuts are grown in the USA, and about 38 percent of those nuts that we eat are grown here, making them a sustainable purchase for us to make. Walnuts are also chock full of nutrition including phenols and other heart healthy components. Walnuts also contain a particular strain of Vitamin E, found in virtually no other food that we consume that is particularly supportive of a healthy diet. And they contain about 113 percent of our omega-3 requirements. They are fat rich, true, but also loaded with the good fats, not the bad. Toss a few on your next salad, add them to your peanut butter, or put them in a stir fry for an extra nutritional bump.

Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Southern Lady Cooks, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Banana Cake Plus Coconut Frosting from The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: All-purpose flour sugar, baking soda, ground cinnamon, crushed pineapple, vanilla extract, butter, eggs, bananas, evaporated milk, coconut, walnuts.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 444, Calories from Fat 222, Total Fat 24.7g 38%, Saturated Fat 14.0g 70%, Cholesterol 67mg 22%, Sodium 279mg 12%, Potassium 322mg 9%, Carbohydrates 52.4g 17%, Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%, Sugars 31.6g, Protein 7.6g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 34%, Calcium 8%, Iron 22%

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