Banana, Coconut and Pineapple Cake

by Erica Dinho on March 26, 2010

Slice of Banana, Coconut and Pineapple Cake

This is a moist and delicious cake! It is fantastic on its own, so I didn’t want to make a heavy frosting. A simple drizzle of condensed milk on top was the perfect touch for this Banana, Coconut and Pineapple Cake.

This cake is very simple to make and as you know, I am not a good baker, so trust me when I tell you it is easy and simple :) I always have ripe bananas at my house and I hate to waste them, so I decided to create this cake and to my surprise it was wonderful. We loved it!



  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • Condensed milk to serve

Banana, Coconut and pineapple Cake


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour fluted or tube pan

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut milk and cinnamon .

Stir in pineapple and bananas and mix well with a wooden spoon. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle condensed milk and serve.

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Naveen March 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Awesome!!! so soft and spongy!!!loved it


2 Tangled Noodle March 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM

This is a perfect blend of sweet tropical flavors. The drizzle of sweetened condensed milk is just right – how I’d love a slice of this right now! 8-)


3 Chef E March 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Yes, since the sun has come out in the past week, I am in the mood for fruity things, and this would work! I am with you on the not being such a great baker. With the luck of the baking gods my stuff works 90 percent of the time, LOL!


4 aruna March 26, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Looks sooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!


5 Melanie March 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM

This is another combination of some of my favorite things.


6 Erica March 26, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Thank you everyone! I love all your comments!


7 Lyndsey March 26, 2010 at 4:27 PM

It looks soooo gooood! I like that it has a simple topping! Yummm!


8 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes March 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Wow, all my favorites all together! The cake looks so moist and also the frosting looks fab!


9 Pam March 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Oh my gosh! It sounds great to me! Love the tropical thing going on with this cake. Wish I had a slice!


10 Joy March 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM

What a beautiful cake! I make banana and pineapple in ‘Hummingbird Cake’ but it is the coconut that really makes this one special!


11 peanutts March 26, 2010 at 8:41 PM

yumm that looks delish , and all tropical ingrediants so can easily make this , will give it a try soon :)


12 Pocky March 26, 2010 at 9:03 PM

That’s a beautiful golden cake. I’ve never thought to use condensed milk as a glaze before. Awesome idea! I’m going to borrow that one from you. :)


13 Belinda @zomppa March 26, 2010 at 11:50 PM

YUM! Perfect for spring…great combination and gorgeous looking cake.


14 DebinHawaii March 27, 2010 at 3:51 AM

This cake looks so good! It has all of my favorite ingredients. I am going to have to make it the next time I have ripe bananas left over. ;-)


15 grace March 27, 2010 at 6:16 AM

this looks wonderful, erica–so tropical! i think you made the right call by skipping a heavy frosting (and i rarely feel that way!!). :)


16 Joanne March 27, 2010 at 7:59 AM

This sounds like a mixture of tropical fruit heaven! Love the three fruits that you used to flavor it. It looks like a great cake!


17 Erica March 27, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Thank you guys! It is a wonderful cake :)


18 norma March 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Se ve riquisimo!


19 tasteofbeirut March 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM

I am bookmarking this as I always need ideas for bananas that are too old to eat and perfect to bake in ! A nice change from the muffins i bake constantly!


20 Faith March 27, 2010 at 1:03 PM

What a pretty cake! This will be the next recipe I used when I have bananas for baking with!


21 OysterCulture March 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM

This just sounds like summer with all this wonderful fruit – looks delicious and perfect for paring with tea.


22 Sandra G. March 28, 2010 at 12:21 AM

This cake makes me homesick, love the tropical flavors!


23 Ivy March 28, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Have never tried the combination of bananas with pineapple but I am sure I will love it.


24 pierre March 28, 2010 at 5:07 AM

i sincerely love very moist cake so your recipe is for me
ciao From Paris PIerre


25 annette March 28, 2010 at 6:55 AM

I made this last night at a housewarming and everyone LOVED it…..I am glad that I pre-measured and took the ingrediants with me cause she had nothing for baking lol!

definately a hit with the crowd….thanks!


26 Sophie March 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Hello erica!! What a divine looking & fresh cake!

Yummmmmm,…I so love your appetizing pictures!! oooh yes!


27 Kim March 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Hmm…something tells me that YOU ARE a good baker! This cake looks amazing and Iove your idea of drizzling the condensed milk over the top:D


28 zerrin March 29, 2010 at 5:09 AM

I love banana flavor in a cake but never tried to make it myself. If you say that it’s easy, I will try this one. Yours look so bright and fresh. I just wonder if there is a tip about how to add pineapples in it. I added apple slices once and all of them sank to the bottom! Am I supposed to mash them too?


29 Anna April 4, 2010 at 3:01 AM

What a great combination, must be delicious and the condensed milk on top make it irresistible. :-D


30 Erica April 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site!


31 Elsie July 2, 2010 at 4:17 PM

“Do you know how many calories you add to this cake with the condensed milk”?…. lol

thanks for your comment on the post of the cake recipe I used for my granddaughter’s birthday, used it for “gazillion years”, but it seems this cake (recipe) of yours tops it by far and the condensed milk is such an easy and quick way for a topping!

I also love the combination of coconut, pineapple and bananas… have to try it … maybe for my mom’s 80th birthday on Sunday because I decided not to use/make/bake the usual “run of the mill” cakes for this wonderful celebration.

BTW, thanks for your visit and comment on my kids party site… hope to see you there again soon!

Regards and happy baking from South Africa


32 Monica July 16, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Hi Erica,

Can you tell me how many serves I can get from this recipe? I will make it for a party :)

Thanks a lot


33 Erica July 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Monica- About 8 to 10 servings.


34 Kim July 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Well, I am trying it right now. I do not have a bundt pan — must be in storage. I hope it comes out well in a cake pan. I will let you know.


35 Kim July 19, 2010 at 4:33 PM

It came out great with a regular pan.


36 Erica July 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Kim- Thank you for your feedback!!!Glad you liked it.


37 Celia December 31, 2010 at 1:53 AM


Is the “Coconut milk” sweet or unsweetened?

Thinkin of makin it for NYE…




38 Joanna March 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I am learning to cook at 50 and this is the first cake I have ever made that didn’t come out of a box. My husband and friends loved it (after they got over the fear of eating something I had baked).


39 Claudia May 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Tasty! And super easy to make. I picked this recipe, not only because of the great reviews, but because I actually had everything I needed to make it in my kitchen! Delish!


40 Zaida June 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Did u drained the pineapple or added to the batter directly from the can?


41 Erica June 7, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I don’t drained the pineapple.


42 Bjette June 2, 2011 at 7:48 AM

This cake is super good and easy to make.


43 Jessica February 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Does anyone know how many calories a slice would be?


44 Zaida June 7, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Looks delicious!!! Do I have to drain de pineapple? If using a square pan, do I have to change the baking time? I want to try this and have all the ingridients but do not have the bundt pan, :(


45 Erica June 7, 2012 at 2:38 PM

You can use any medium baking pan.


46 Lisa September 4, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Hi Erica ,
Could you give the ingredients in UK measurements?
Grams, millilitres or ounces would be fine.
I would love to try this recipe but don’t understand cups and sticks?
Many Thanks


47 Pat Trujillo November 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Since our family loves tropical fruit desserts, I made your great cake for this past Thanksgiving meal. I decided to add some dried unsweetened mango slices and some unsweetened coconut flakes, and let me tell you the results were fantastic. The cake was very moist and the sweetness was just right. Everyone had the option to add more condensed milk if they wanted, I only drizzled a tiny bit of top and the cake looked great! My sister said she now wanted the cake to be part of our holidays from now on…….good recipe and simple to make. Thanks


48 Erica November 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Thanks, Pat! Love the addition of mango and coconut flakes…..sounds delicious!


49 chelita January 11, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Erica, 1st and foremost I would like to wish you and your recipe followers a wonderful New Year full of blessings. As I type this, I am cooking this recipe, so far just mixing my ingredients, have aromized(making up words as I go along, lol.) my home, I will update on the outcome. Chao…….more , more recipes, all the ones I have tried have come out ricos….


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