TWD: Banana Cake into Banoffee Cake

by Holly on July 20, 2010

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If anyone out there has figured out how to squeeze more hours into the day, please let me know! I actually made this cake almost two weeks ago… and I just remembered in the wee hours of the morning that though I had loaded the pictures, I had yet to write and post about this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie pick.

This week is bananas – both the cake, and my life (see what I did there with my lame-it’s-reeeeaaaaalllly-late-early-whatever BAD sense of humor – sorry about that).

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Anyway, the Lots-of-ways Banana Cake, chosen by Kimberly at Only Creative Opportunities is a great recipe with lots and lots of options for what to do with it.  It really got me thinking, and what I really wanted was a snacking cake with lots of goodies loaded into it.  I didn’t feel like coconut, so I opted to turn the cake into a halved-recipe (only 1 9-inch cake) banana-toffee-chocolate-pecan confection.  I’m so glad I did because it was a delicious and imminently snackable treat.

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I made a plethora of changes and wanted to save them, so I opted to post my version of the recipe over on my SLC Baking Examiner page at Examiner.com – just in case anyone else out there was looking for a very simple and snackable cake.

The cake itself turned out moist, and tender with just a little banana flavor.  It is fairly dense for a cake, but not as dense as most banana breads I’ve had.  I made a mixture of dark chocolate chips, homemade toffee chunks, chopped pecans and even added a little raw sugar on top for an extra crunch.

For many more variations, check out the TWD Blog.

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Jennifer July 20, 2010 at 10:09 am

Wow…now THAT looks amazing!!!!!

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Amanda July 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

Wow Holly, what an amazing adaptation! I bet it tasted fabulous! Funny too, I did the same thing as you, except I realized I hadn't written my post (though all my ics were formatted and ready to go!) last night around 10 PM… just before I was heading to bed. Ha! This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you'll stop by and say goodbye!

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Amber Marie July 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

This looks so good! I absolutely love things with lots of chocolate & nut goodies loaded in.

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Kimberly Johnson July 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Your version of the banana cake sounds delicious! Thanks for baking with me this week!

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chocolatechic July 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Of all the banana cakes I have seen today, this one looks the best.

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TeaLady July 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Ya Know, The first thing I thought of when I saw this cake was Bannoffee Pie. Great minds. Great minds.

Made your were it is delishably snackable. I was gonna make again anyway, so I will follow your example.

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Flourchild July 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Yum I would eat that in a heartbeat! Im glad you enjoyed the recipe, I loved it!

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Sue Sparks July 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I love the density of this cake, and the fact that it is crammed full of delicious ingredients! Delicious!

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Tia July 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

wow, that's the best looking one I've seen and the most creative! love it. great job!!!

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cindy July 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Looks wonderful! What a fun cake.

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steph- whisk/spoon July 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm

ummmm–YUM!! my gosh, that's a great take on this cake!

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Pamela July 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

What a fantastic looks cake!! I totally want some of this version.

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sarahe July 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

yum! love the nuts and chocolate chips!

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Nichi July 21, 2010 at 3:19 am

baking genius!

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Di July 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

That sounds delicious, Holly! I'm always in favor of ditching the coconut. =P Pecans and chocolate look like great additions.

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Carol Peterman July 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Oh, my, my! You took this cake to a new level with all the decadent garnishes. It looks fantastic. I layered & frosted mine, and I think this cake is better suited as a snack cake just like you did.

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Snooky doodle July 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

with all those goodies in it it s surely superb

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] July 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm

When I read banoffee, I at first thought like banoffee pie, and was super intrigued. 😛

This looks delicious, I'm sure the toffee must have tasted amazing.

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