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White Chocolate Banana Sesame Loaf

  • Yield: 1 loaf cake


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fine white bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded coconut
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Confectionersí sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a standard loaf pan (4 x 4 x 3 inches deep) with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter. Sprinkle the bottom and sides of the pan with the bread crumbs and tap out any excess.
  • In a large bowl combine the sugar, brandy, vanilla, bananas, and the remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter, and mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, egg, coconut, and white chocolate, and stir until all of the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Spread the pecans on top and press down gently into the batter with a spatula. Sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds and bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack before unmolding.
  • To serve, unmold the cake, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, slice, and serve. Serve immediately or store, refrigerated, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 2 days.
  • Note: Remove the crusts from a dense, homemade-type white bread, and crumb 3 or 4 slices at a time in a food processor or blender. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.