With summer in full fling, I decided to make a treat full of summer flavors; for this I chose a banana coconut cake. The cake was full of different flavors: vanilla, nutmeg, coconut, banana, and held potential to add any extra flavors like nuts, raisins, maybe even some Malibu rum for a kick of coconut flavoring.
With my cake I was most concerned about having a moist and soft cake (I have eaten too many dried out banana breads for my liking). To ensure a moist cake I used sour cream as a substitute for buttermilk in the recipe. I have found that in most cakes, sour creams adds a nice flavor and also makes a moist cake. With the sour cream and mashing up some ripe bananas, my cake seemed like it was off to a good start. I knew that I had to watch the cake carefully considering I've been over-baking a lot of things.
Billy can't resist the cake.
Somehow I managed to conquer my oven and my cake was deliciously tender. I choose to serve my cake plain without any frosting but easily could have whipped up some frosting. The cake was quite the hit at Emmit's, especially with my sister who loves all tropical flavors.