Thai Banana Cake

Thai Banana Cake

Closed up steamed Thai banana cake made with Copra's organic young Thai coconut meat
Like baos and dumplings, most Asian cakes are steamed instead of baked.

This cooking technique creates a very light, sticky cake that’s slightly chewy and insanely soft.  Today’s recipe is one of my favorite Thai desserts. Khanom kluay is a gluten-free & vegan banana cake.

Khanom kluay is easy to make, and you’ll only need a few ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups smashed banana
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup Copra’s young coconut meat
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 175F.

Step 2. Mix tapioca flour, rice flour, and salt in a large bowl.

Step 3. While continuously stirring, add the coconut cream to the dry mixture.

Step 4. Add the sugar and combine until it completely dissolves.

Step 5. Pour the smashed banana, diced coconut meat, and milk into the bowl, then combine.

Step 6. To a parchment-lined baking tray, evenly distribute the batter. Garnish with a diced or halved banana.

Step 7. Bake it in a water bath for 20-25 minutes.

Step 8. Take it out of the oven, and let the cake completely cool. Then cut it into squares and serve.

Sliced steamed Thai vegan and gluten-free banana cake and copra's organic young Thai coconut meat

Watch the recipe video below

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Ivy, the in house chef at Copra Coconuts' kitchen.

Ivy is a recipe developer and media producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. She uses the local cuisine, tropical ingredients and all year around gorgeous weather as inspiration to create the most vibrant, delicious and healthy dishes.

Because Ivy cares deeply about sustainability, she tries her best to keep all recipes plant-based, low waste and seasonal.

Some of Ivy’s favorite activities in the city of Angels are weekend bike riding at Bang Krachao island, visiting speakeasy bars and cafes around Yanwarat Road and watching the sunset by the Chao Praya River.

If you would like to find out more about Ivy’s food and cultural adventures around Thailand go to @copra_coconuts.

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