Banoffee Cake

Banoffee Cake

I had some bananas that were not quite over ripe but getting there, so I was trying to think of another recipe which I could use them up in, when I thought I would try making a banoffee sponge cake using my victoria sponge tried and tested ‘never fails me’ recipe which I use a lot.

I am pleased to say it turned out just as I had hoped and although my piping work is not as good as I would have liked (I am a piping novice), the cake tastes divine! Here is my banoffee cake recipe

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Ingredients

200g self raising flour
200g stork baking spread
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp elderflower (or use vanilla essence which I didnt have)

2 small ripe bananans thinly sliced
1 tin of already made caramel sauce in a tin
600ml carton double cream
2 chocolate flakes

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC fan
Grease and line 2 x 8inch sandwich tins
Cream together the butter and sugar for a few minutes until pale and creamy
Add the eggs and elderflower/vanilla essence and beat for a minute
Fold in the sifted flour and mix to combine
Divide between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for about 22 minutes (20-25 until golden on top and cooked right through)
Then allow to cool completely

Whisk the cream until thick but not rigid it still needs to have a little movement

Place one sponge top side down on a serving plate/stand and spread with the caramel sauce – spread quite liberally (I used just over 1./2 the tin!)
Top with the sliced banana
Top with the cream (which I placed in a piping bag) to cover the bananas
Add your other sponge

I then folded in the remaining caramel sauce into the cream to make a toffee cream and I spread this onto the top sponge
Then decorate your toffee cream with the crumbled flake chocolate

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Despite the dodgy piping work (!) the cake was huuuge! But the sponge was as light as a feather and the flavours…? ¬†Well it was delicious! I ¬†would not want too big a slice though because it is very rich, however, as a chnage to the normal banoffee pie to serve to dinner guests I think it would go down a treat!

 

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