Randy Mayor; Fonda Shaia
12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Substitute pecans if you don't have macadamia nuts.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; line bottom of pan with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine banana and next 5 ingredients (banana through egg) in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute or until well blended. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, and beat until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Carefully peel off wax paper.

Step 5

Combine brown sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and coconut. Spread over cake. Serve cake warm.

Ratings & Reviews

This recipe is definitely a keeper!

March 13, 2015

DLogan's Review

January 05, 2015

Rikked's Review

November 12, 2012
Very good. Used pecans instead of macs, used coconut oil for veggie oil, and only had parchment on hand. It came out beautifully even at very high altitude.

MeMyselfAndPie's Review

January 30, 2010
This was very good! I doubled the topping like other reviewers suggested, and it was a great move - the topping is by far the best part! I used frozen, thawed bananas and they worked great. I will definitely make this again, especially when I have overnight guests. Step-by step photos and details on my blog: http://me-myself-and-pie.blogspot.com/2010/01/banana-coffee-cake-w-macadamia-nuts-and.html

Patty123's Review

January 04, 2010
This was popular and so pretty - no macademia nuts or coconut hanging out so I just used pecans and everyone loved it. Definetly worthy of company or taking to a brunch. Hard to belive it is light. Even though my oven is calibrated, I checked it 3 minutes early and it was finished, one more minute and it would have been dry.

mehwish's Review

November 08, 2008
i made it for my sister's birthday on halloween .. made it in a 7.5-inch glass dish without wax paper .. used a medium sized egg & over a cup of mashed banana .. topped it with 1.5 recipes of the topping replacing the nuts & coconut with peanuts, almonds & pistachios .. sandwiched it with buttercream .. the nutmeg was glorious and the delectable cake was gone within 14.5 hours !