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Tropical Snack Cake

No recipe image available.Snack cakes are great because they're quick and are usually served as is—without frosting. This tropical version, loaded with coconut, banana and pineapple, is a good example.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour 8-inch square pan with vegetable shortening.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  3. In medium bowl, combine pineapple with juice, milk, banana, oil and vanilla; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.) Pour batter into pan.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store tightly covered.

Makes 6 to 9 servings.