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desserts-baking

Banoffee Cake

Perfect as a birthday or celebration cake.

70 8
Banoffee Cake | DonalSkehan.com, Perfect as a birthday or celebration cake.

desserts-baking

Banoffee Cake

Perfect as a birthday or celebration cake.

70 8
Friday, March 7, 2014

3 bananas

4 tbsp crème fraîche

2 tsp vanilla extract

175g butter, plus extra for greasing

350g caster sugar

4 large eggs

350g self-raising flour

For the caramel sauce

150g caster sugar

100ml double cream

75g butter, diced

For the caramel frosting 

125g cold butter

375g icing sugar

4 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

70 mins
Serves 8

Banoffee pie has to be one of my desert island desserts and while I still love the pie version, this cake certainly gives it a run for its money with its moist banana sponge layered with a sweet caramel frosting.

To make the caramel sauce, combine the caster sugar with 50ml of water in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium- high heat and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat slightly and allow the mixture to simmer steadily for about 12 minutes, without stirring, until a golden caramel forms. Swirl the pan to encourage the sugar to caramelise. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the cream and mix through. Stir in the butter to form a smooth caramel and then set aside.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 20cm diameter springform tins with baking parchment. To make the cake batter, mash two of the bananas in a bowl, then mix in the crème fraîche and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and caster sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold through the flour and banana mixture alternately, then divide the cake batter between the two prepared tins and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Transfer the tins to a wire rack to cool before removing the cakes from the tins and leaving to cool completely.
Prepare the frosting by beating the butter and icing sugar until smooth, then adding the milk and beating again until smooth. Mix through the vanilla extract and 80ml of the caramel sauce. Place one layer of the cake on a cake stand and spread one-third of the frosting on top. Place the second layer over the frosting and use the remaining frosting to completely cover the cake. Decorate the top with the remaining banana, cut into slices, and pour over the rest of the caramel sauce, allowing it to drip down the sides.
70 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients

3 bananas

4 tbsp crème fraîche

2 tsp vanilla extract

175g butter, plus extra for greasing

350g caster sugar

4 large eggs

350g self-raising flour

For the caramel sauce

150g caster sugar

100ml double cream

75g butter, diced

For the caramel frosting 

125g cold butter

375g icing sugar

4 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

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  • http://www.thebedlamofbeefy.com/ Uncle Beefy

    Well done, Donal! Brilliant twist! Bravo!

  • Ursula McDarby Cosgrove

    Going to bake this tomorrow! Looks deliciously sweet

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Oh so it is.Sorry about that! The one in the recipe is perfect with this cake though. Give it a try!

  • Zeena Mohammad Khattab

    Thank you so much
    Lovely recipe

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      You’re very welcome!

  • Sara Alfredsson Fd Lindström

    Hi
    I’m from Sweden and we don’t have self-raising flour, can i just add baking powder and if so how much?
    love our cakes!

  • Grace Boucher

    Hey
    What are the quantities of the ingredients for the caramel you make in your video with the dark brown sugar etc? As it’s different to the above recipe!?