Recipes From Thailand – Steamed Banana Cake

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Steam Banana CakeSteamed Banana Cake (Khanom Kluay)
(Serves 2)

2 ripe bananas — peel and break into small pieces
2 tablespoons rice flour
2 tablespoons tapioca flour (can substitute corn starch)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons grated coconut (see notes below)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 – 1 cup coconut cream


  • In the mixing bowl, put bananas, rice flour, tapioca flour, 2 tablespoon sugar, salt, coconut cream and 2 tablespoons of the grated coconut.
  • Mix well until all the ingredients are good and combined but banana still is in small pieces.
  • Put the mixture into cupcake foil cups and sprinkle the rest of grated coconut and sugar on the top.
  • Steam over medium to low heat for 20 minutes or bake in the oven (18OC or 36OF) for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.


  • Can use pumpkin or sweet potato.
  • If you cannot get grated coconut then you can use unsweetened dry coconut but it needs to be soaked in water for about 10 minutes before using.
  • Can leave banana in small chunks during mixing.
  • Corn starch can be used instead of tapioca.

From the Thai Orchid Cookery School in Chiang Mai Thailand