Banh Chuoi Nuong (Banana Cake)


  • 1¼ pounds ripe banana, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 slices white bread
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sprinkle ½ cup of the sugar over the sliced bananas. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, cook ½ cup of the sugar in the coconut milk until dissolved; then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Soak the bread in this sweetened coconut milk.
  5. Grease a 12-square-inch nonstick baking pan and arrange ⅓ of the bananas on the bottom.
  6. Cover with half of the soaked bread, ⅓ more bananas, another layer of bread, and then finish with bananas. Drizzle the melted butter on top.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for one hour. Allow to stand for 12 hours before cutting.
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Serves 16 to 20.

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