• Makes 1
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


Sweet comfort food at its best. This tropical delight is bound to please young and old, as well as fussy GF types. A moist banana and mango cake with a coconut milk and palm sugar toffee on top!

Ingredients (makes 1 Cake)

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 125g Softened butter
  • 1 cup Almond meal
  • 1 cup Gluten Free SR Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder GF
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 Fresh Banana
  • 1 Fresh Mango
  • 80g Palm Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Mix eggs, caster sugar and softened butter together until creamy in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in almond meal and baking powder. Add one cup of coconut milk and mix. Add sifted gluten free self raising flour and mix.
  3. Remove skin from banana as well as skin and seed from mango. Cut into thumbnail-sized pieces and blend into cake mix. Add cake mix into desired greased baking tin and bake for 40 minutes or until light brown on top and metal skewer comes out clean.
  4. Tropical Toffee: With the cake cooked, heat palm sugar and remaining coconut milk over a moderate heat in a small saucepan. Once combined increase heat to boil for a few minutes. Once taken off the heat the toffee will thicken as it cools. When still warm, add drops of toffee in the desired quantity onto the top of the cake. Tip: If you keep the drops separate it will make it easier to slice and serve portions of the cake.


My family enjoyed this on Australia Day.

  • This looks delicious and so moist!


  • Thanks for the recipe. Looks fab.


  • This looks so moist and yummy. Love the flavour combo.


  • Not sure about the palm sugar but otherwise looks nice.


  • Lovely moist looking cake, great to see a GF version.


  • I love sticky cakes. thanks for sharing. this looks great.


  • So moist and sticky… yum! Can’t wait to try this!


  • OH My this looks and sounds delicious..sweet and moist with the flavours of paradise.
    Thanks for sharing.:-)


  • Oh yum. Sounds really interesting.


  • I love the name of this cake. I think it describes it perfectly.

    • Thanks so much.
      I hope you and your loved ones enjoy it.


  • This sounds delish. I was so impressed it was gluten-free, except my GF friend hates bananas. I wonder what I could replace it with?

    • Thx for your lovely feedback. I would suggest using two mangoes.


  • Nice that it’s gluten free. I would replace the 1 cup caster sugar with 1/2 cup raw coconut palm sugar as the recipe is already sweet from the fruits.

    • Good idea. I posted the recipe as made by me but everyone is welcome to adapt it.

      • I like the sugar and like to try recipes as they are posted and then modify if needed. Your recipe, gets a thumbs up!


  • Sounds and looks great

    • Thanks. I hope you and your loved ones like it!


  • This looks awesome!


  • what a great name! love the ingredients too

    • Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.


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