Bánh chuối hấp/ steamed banana cake


Every culture likely has a dessert that utilizes overly ripe bananas so they bởi not go to lớn waste. Vietnam is no exception. We have our version of a banana cake, which uses ordinary ripe bananas & turn them into a special treat. The concept is similar lớn a traditional banana bread, but you’ll be using tapioca starch & then steaming the cake to lớn create a chewy texture. Showroom this to your dessert arsenal today.

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Serving size: one 6 to lớn 7 inch cake / Difficulty: Easy / Time: 30 minutes



6 ripe to very ripe bananas

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder for color

1 and 50% cups tapioca starch

1/2 cup of water

1/4 teaspoon of pandan extract or vanilla extract

Unsalted butter or baking spray to lớn grease the pan


6 to lớn 7-inch cake pan or springform pan

a steamer big enough to fit the cake

a clean kitchen towel

Coconut Sauce:

1 can of coconut milk

1/2 can of water

2 teaspoons of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 tablespoon of tapioca water + 1 teaspoon of water



Peel and cut bananas into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Add 1 tablespoon of sugar khổng lồ the bananas. Use 2 tablespoons if your bananas are not too ripe.

Add 50% teaspoon of salt, 1 and 1/2 cups of tapioca starch, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon of pandan extract or vanilla extract and 50% cup of water.

Carefully mix the batter from bottom up khổng lồ incorporate all the ingredients & be careful not to lớn smash the banana slices. Let it rest for 5 minutes.


In a large steamer, bring water to lớn boil. Cover your lid with a kitchen towel so that the condensation from the steam does not fall back onto the cake and ruin it.


Grease the cake pan with unsalted butter or spray with baking spray.

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Pour the cake into the mold. Shake the pan lightly to lớn evenly distribute the batter. Smooth out the đứng top of the batter with a spatula. Flip a few banana slices to lớn face upward for a prettier presentation.


Place the cake into the steamer & steam for 20-25 minutes on medium high heat until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Let it cool completely before removing from the mold.


Make the coconut sauce:

In a small pot on medium heat, combine 1 can of coconut milk, 50% a can of water, 2 teaspoons of sugar & 1/4 teaspoon of salt. In a small bowl, mix một nửa tablespoon of tapioca powder with 1 teaspoon of water. Once the coconut milk comes khổng lồ a low boil, showroom the tapioca water, & stir until the tapioca has dissolved into the coconut milk. The tapioca water will thicken up the milk, so it becomes a sauce.

Serve each slice with a large spoonful of coconut cream.

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Authors:Susan Tran and Chau HoangPhoto Editing:Kevin Nguyen (https://www.kevwin.com/)