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My cousin is getting married in June, and for some crazy reason, she is trusting me to make her wedding cake. Now, there are a lot of different details that go into making a successful wedding cake - color palate, design, delivery procedure. But before any of that can be done, we have to decide on the most important factor - the flavor.
This is usually done in the form of a "cake tasting" - which is exactly what is sounds like - a meeting where you get to stuff your face with a bunch of different cakes, frostings, and fillings until you decide on a certain combination.
My cousin told me that in all the wedding planning, her fiancé was most excited about doing the cake tasting. And who could blame him? Cake is delicious. After a good amount of face stuffing, and some careful deliberation, they finally decided on a banana cake with a caramel buttercream.
This was surprising to me, because for some reason, I had never even thought of this combination before. But as soon as they did, inspiration for this Banoffee cake hit me.
Banoffee, or Banana + Toffee, is the base of my favorite English Dessert, Banoffee Pie. It is a simple biscuit crust, filled with fresh bananas and a creamy caramel/toffee filling.
It turns out, this combination works extremely well in cake form too. A fresh banana cake is filled with caramel buttercream and topped off with extra caramel drizzle. But the best part is the toffee pieces added for a little extra crunch.
This unique flavor combination comes together to make a truly unique, but delicious dessert that will definitely have your guests asking for seconds! I know the instructions seem a little lengthy - but don't let that scare you! This cake is worth it!
for the cake:
for the caramel :
for the buttercream:
*One 6" Cake
I am struggling to find toffee bits, where do you normally get these from?
Hi Hayley! They usually have them at big chain grocery stores in the baking section by the chocolate chips- but you can also find them on amazon here - https://amzn.to/2FmRyca. Let me know if you are still having trouble finding them!
What do you mean by 2 sticks? How many grams is this?
2 sticks = 1 cup = 453 grams of butter
I doubled the cake recipe not the buttercream and there was plenty of buttercream
Good to know! I really like to pile on the buttercream!!
Just the icing alone is amazing!!! Haven't even finished assembling the cake yet ???? Delicious!
Oh my goodness...this looks incredibly delicious! Your cousin is very lucky! The cake stand is beautiful too!