Thai Steamed Banana Cake Recipe – Thai Special

This is a denser version of the traditional banana cake and is very easy to make. You can either steam it in a square baking tin, in individual foil cups or do it the traditional way, in banana leaves.

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time40 min

Thai Steamed Banana Cake Ingredients :

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package flaked coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 pound ripe bananas, mashed
  • ? teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut milk

How to Make Thai Steamed Banana Cake


Toss the coconut with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; set aside.


Sift the rice flour, tapioca flour, and arrowroot starch together in a large bowl; stir the coconut cream into the mixture until the flours are incorporated into the cream, at least 10 minutes. Stir the sugar into the mixture until completely dissolved. Add the mashed banana and mix well. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and coconut milk; again, mix well. Pour the batter into a square baking tin or individual aluminum foil cups. Top with the reserved coconut.


Bring about 1-1/2 inches of water to boil in a steamer fitted with a large basket. Steam the cake over the boiling water until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.