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Banana-Coconut Cake (Akwadu — Ghana)


  • 5 medium bananas
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut


  1. Cut bananas crosswise into halves; cut each half lengthwise into halves and arrange in greased 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Dot with butter; drizzle with orange and lemon juices.
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and coconut.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F until coconut is golden — 8 to 10 minutes.

Yield: 5 or 6 servings

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