sallye bates


This recipe is a work in progress and I am sure I will be tweaking it again. But this version turned out pretty tasty.

I hope you try it and enjoy it.

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Makes up to 24 squares, depending on size you cut
20 Min
50 Min


2 c
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 stick
(1/2 cup) butter, softened
2 or 3 medium
overripe bananas
1/2 c
sweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
sour cream
1 large
egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c
pecans, finely minced
1 jar(s)
(14 oz) strawberry fruit topping at room temperature***


1***I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Fruit topping because that is what I had, but any brand will probably work
2Preheat oven to 350ยบ

Place a 9" square baking dish in work area
3Sift flour and both sugars together in a large mixing bowl.

Cut softened butter into 1" cubes and add to bowl.
4Mix on low speed until mixture is blended and crumbly (it should resemble corn meal)
5Take out 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture and set aside for later use.
6Take out 1-1/2 cups of crumb mixture and spread out evenly in the bottom of the ungreased 9" square baking dish, pressing gently to even out.
7Gently spread the strawberry fruit topping over the crumbs, leaving about an inch all around from the edge.

Be careful not to move the crumb mixture around while you are spreading the topping.
8Sprinkle the finely minced pecans over the fruit topping'
9Now back to remaining crumb mixture.

Add all remaining ingredients and beat at medium speed until well blended and smooth.

(The bananas will mash up when beating)
10Gently pour or ladle this onto the fruit topping, again taking care not to disturb the bottom layer of crumb mixture. Smooth out to even the top.
11Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of crumb mixture you have reserved over the top, covering it entirely.
12Place in preheated oven and bake 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown and cake is firm to touch (it will give a little but that's okay)
13Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Do not cut for at least an hour to allow time for the fruit to reset up.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American