TWD: Banana Cake into Banoffee Cake

by Holly on July 20, 2010


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).


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.


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 – 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!!!!!

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!

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.

Kimberly Johnson July 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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

chocolatechic July 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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

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.

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!

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!

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!!!

cindy July 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Looks wonderful! What a fun cake.

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

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

Pamela July 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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

sarahe July 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

yum! love the nuts and chocolate chips!

Nichi July 21, 2010 at 3:19 am

baking genius!

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.

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.

Snooky doodle July 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

with all those goodies in it it s surely superb

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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