Banana Flag Cake

When the cake is cool, spread the macadamia cream over the top and sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with blueberries and strawberries to create stars and stripes.



  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup date sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped


  • 2 2/3 cups raw macadamia nuts or cashews
  • 1 3/4 cups soy milk add a little more if you'd like a thinner topping
  • 1 1/3 cups pitted dates-preferably Medjool
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups organic strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat date sugar and applesauce together. Mash bananas and mix in. Add the water and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture along with the chopped walnuts and stir to mix.
  4. Spread in a 9" X 13" non-stick baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. While cake is baking, make the macadamia cream by blending the nuts, soy milk, and dates together in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy.