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Excellent! I made this the day before as suggested. Took to a sunday lunch and it was devoured before all the other desserts and I got loads of compliments. This is dense and rich but so yummy. I cut the amount of coconut and pecans in half for both the cake and the icing and it was perfect and saved a lot of unnecessary calories. I also used soured cream in place of the buttermilk. This is a great recipe, well done and thanks! - 18 Jul 2008
I found this cake a little dry - and the filling was too sweet; I would use less sugar if I made the cake again. - 30 Apr 2010
I will be making this recipe again. I do not normally like banana cake but the coconut and nuts gave this a nice combination. I used walnuts. Next time i will be lowering the sugar content. I found that the icing was not necessary. This is a perfect cake for summer. The only complaint that i have that this is an ugly looking cake but it tastes superb. - 18 Jul 2008