The Crazy Kitchen: Chocolate Banoffee Celebration Cake

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Chocolate Banoffee Celebration Cake

Twelve years ago today I became a Mum for the first time. Over those very fast twelve years my baby boy has gone from this


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to this.


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A birthday wouldn't be a birthday without a cake so today I've been making one for Sam, he specifically asked for caramel crunch chocolate fingers and no vegetables! Here's what I made


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Chocolate Banoffee Celebration Cake

3 small bananas, mashed (approx 250g)
150g butter, softened
225g soft brown sugar
4 eggs
225g Self Raising flour
40g Cocoa powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • Beat the banana, butter & sugar together
  • Add the eggs, one at a time with a little of the flour with each egg
  • Sift in the remaining flour with the cocoa powder & bicarbonate of soda
  • Divide mixture between two 8" sandwich tins & bake in a 180 C oven for approx 25 minutes
  • Remove from tins & cool on a wire rack


Filling, Topping & Decoration

100g Toffees
1 tbsp boiling water
400g Full Fat Cream cheese
220g Dark chocolate spread
1 small banana, thinly sliced
3 boxes of Cadbury's Caramel Crunch chocolate fingers
8 Cadbury's Caramel miniatures

  • Melt the toffees & water in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water
  • When melted, beat until smooth & remove from the heat
  • Beat in the 100g of the cream cheese & set aside
  • Beat the remaining cream cheese with the chocolate spread
  • Spread half of the caramel over the base of one of the cooled sponges & lay slices of banana on top
  • Spread the other half of the caramel over the base of the other sponge and sandwich them together
  • Cover completely with the chocolate topping & arrange fingers around the sides
  • Decorate with the remaining fingers and halved chocolate caramels


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    (I've just double checked & I definitely put 12 candles on the cake...one of them must have been hiding!)
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