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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.14 / 5 (188 votes)

Prep time:
40 min
Cook time:
20 min
Makes approx 24

Banoffee cupcakes are inspired by Harpreet Baura’s favourite dessert - the famous banoffee pie


1. For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. In a mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Once this is fluffy, add 4 eggs one by one.

2. Add the mashed banana and blend well. Add the flour and mix to combine. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 17 minutes. Once they are firm but springy to the touch, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

3. For the caramel: combine all the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Be careful not to let the syrup burn. Cool thoroughly.

4. For the frosting: in a bowl, combine the butter with 500g of the icing sugar and once this has mixed well and become fluffy, then add the caramel sauce.

5. Blend for 3 minutes, then either spoon on to the cooled sponges or pipe with a nozzle and piping bag. Finish off with some banana pulp, a dried banana chip or a swirl of caramel sauce.

This recipe was provided by Crumbs! Couture

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For the cupcakes

  • 250 g unsalted butter, soft
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed to pulp
  • 250 g self-raising flour

For the frosting

  • 250 g unsalted butter, soft
  • 550 g icing sugar
  • 9 tsp caramel, plus extra to decorate

For the caramel

  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 80 ml water
  • 350 ml double cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Tips and suggestions

Save time and get hold of ready-made caramel at the supermarket in tins - look for dulche de leche or Carnation Caramel

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Fiancé loves banoffee pie so I thought I would make these for him... Well he are 3 in a row! Big thumbs up from him Smile

janeG63039 janeG63039  Posted 26 Jul 2014 6:45 PM

Hi Angela, thanks for your comment- you use the caramel is step 3 in the frosting (see step 4) and you can use extra caramel for decorating but that's optional.

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 23 Sep 2013 1:51 PM

the caramel in step 3, is that just for decoration or is it used in the cupcake itself?

AngelaD32023 AngelaD32023  Posted 09 Mar 2013 11:25 PM

the caramel in step 3, is that just for decoration or is it used in the cupcake itself?

AngelaD32023 AngelaD32023 Posted 09 Mar 2013 11:25 PM

I love these cupcakes, they are easy to make but look and taste impressive - with or without the extra caramel swirls on top.


Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food Posted 18 Feb 2013 10:59 AM