Sticky toffee banoffee cake

Sticky toffee banoffee cake

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(40 ratings)

Ready in 30 mins, plus making filling


Cuts into 10 slices
Sticky toffee banoffee, a variation on the classic Victoria sponge theme, perfect for birthdays and special occasion cakes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Cake base freezes well for 3 months

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat32g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre0.9g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.8g
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    For the cake

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 200g softened butter
    • 4 eggs, beaten



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    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
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    • 2 tbsp milk



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    • 1 tsp vanilla extract



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    • 2 mashed, ripe bananas



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    For the filling

    • 284ml double cream
    • 4 tbsp Banoffee toffee (Merchant Gourmet Banoffee Toffee, from major supermarkets is ideal)



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    • 1 banana, sliced



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    1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together including the vanilla extract and 2 mashed, ripe bananas, until you have a smooth, soft batter.

    2. Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

    3. For the filling, whip the double cream and fold through the Banoffee toffee. To serve, spread half of the cream over one of the cakes, then top with another sliced banana.

    4. Sandwich together, then cover with more cream then decorate the cake with an elegant drizzle of Banoffee toffee. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

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    4th Mar, 2013
    I'm usually pretty adept at baking but this was awful, I can only assume I did something wrong! It was incredibly dense and had an almost soggy texture. It didn't taste particularly banana-ry either, considering the amount that went into it.
    2nd Feb, 2013
    Although delicious, this cake was a little tricky in the making. Despite my better judgement (I am a traditionalist when it comes to adding air into the batter!) I followed the instructions with the resultant dense pancake that came out of the oven not only sticking to the grease proof paper but leaving greasy pools of separated butter oozing out. This is one stodgy thing! Went down a storm though and definitely served more than 10 people.
    24th Jan, 2013
    Was a big hit! I had my own homemade caramel sauce.
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    16th Nov, 2012
    This is such an easy recipe but its just delicious. Needs a bit more cooking though than the recipe says. And I used half cream and half creme fraiche, which gave it a bit more of a tarte flavour.
    15th Oct, 2012
    A-MAZING cake. So light and fluffy and really yummy. I find with all the BBC cake recipes with icing or filling it makes way too much. I didnt put it on the top but the filling in the middle was scrummy. Seriously good cake.
    15th Aug, 2012
    *forgot to rate!!
    15th Aug, 2012
    My version turned out more 'ban' than 'offee'! the sauce as mentioned by Polly was too thin for this version. Oh well, my cake my mistake! It was the tastiest 'banana' cake my family had ever tasted! Just to add, I am on an exclusion diet, so that means no gluten or wheat! I make normal recipes but with doves farm gluten and wheat free flower and baking powder/soda so all you coeliacs out there can eat something tasty as well as Gluten and wheat free!!
    29th Jul, 2012
    This cake is fast becoming my signature cake! Everyone always asks me to make this! I've made the bigger version and agree that the cooking time is longer and the cake doesn't rise very much! I have to say that my smaller versions (I use the same mix but cook it in mini sandwich tins so they look like mini cakes) is the best! I use 3 large eggs instead of the 4 eggs stated, add an extra banana for extra flavour! I slice the cake in half and put a layer of banana and dulce de leche and ontop pipe some of the cream and dulce mixture! Yum! A fab cake!
    18th Jun, 2012
    What a great cake! I made mine with half wholemeal SR / half ordinary SR flour, which perhaps makes it slightly denser but imparts a slight nuttiness which is really delicious. I put mine in a single 9" round tin and it worked perfectly - ready in 30 minutes in my fan oven and lovely and moist. The cake was delicious on its own and I agree with twinmum that it doesn't really need any topping. I happened to have some leftover butter icing which added a bit of delicious sweet naughtiness and would certainly recommend that in the absence of the banoffee topping.
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    21st Apr, 2012
    Amazing! Very sweet but absolutely fantastic. Very delicious.


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