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Easy as an island breeze, this simple cake will wow you with flavor.
The mix of berries, nuts and greens brings an earthy grounding to the sweet flavors of the fruits. Place the star fruit, also known as carambola, artistically on top.
The sweetness from the plantains and the spicy black bean filling complement each other perfectly. A favorite bottled enchilada or vegan molé sauce makes an easy topping.
This is my mom’s non-vegan recipe for regular banana cake that I adapted. Use manzanos, or baby bananas, for a less starchy texture and a slightly lighter, fruitier taste that helps keep the eggless cake from getting too heavy and thick.
My favorite island libation is an homage to my preferred work attire: bikini, flip flops, and a good tan. The smell of the coconut rum and key lime whisper remembrances of Tropicana tanning oil, sandy feet, and the tunes of Harry Belafonte. Donning a pink bikini is optional.