Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Banoffee Cake for Zaraah Abrahams !!

Vagina Monologues Cake Club choice this week was in the hands of Miss Zaraah Abrahams." Banoffee Cake " she shouted - and that's what she got!!
She couldn't wait for the lid to come off the cake tin when I got into the Vagmobile ( our nickname for our touring people carrier ) and the smell of banana was amazing !! Then we had to be driven to Peterborough before we could cut it and dive in.

Here's the recipe

165g   soft butter
165g   soft light brown sugar
4         large eggs
1 tsp    baking powder (heaped)
1 tsp    ground cinnamon (heaped)
4 tblsp milk
2          large ripe bananas
325g    self raising flour

For the filling

300 ml  double cream
1           banana
450g     jar dulce de leche (or make your own with condensed milk if you have the time)

Preheat the oven to 190oC/170oC fan/gas 5

Grease and line the bottoms of two cake tins.
Cream together the butter and sugar then add the eggs, one at a time, beating as you go.
Sieve in the cinnamon, baking powder and flour and fold in.
Mash the bananas and fold into the mix along with the milk .
Split the mix between the two tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

When cool - cut the 2 sponges with a serrated knife.
Whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks, then mash the banana and fold into the cream.
Fill the sponge layers with the cream mix and a spreading of dulce de leche.
Finish off the top with a generous layer of dulce de leche.

Zaraah loved it - as you can see !!
And so did everyone else!

It didn't take long for everyone to tuck in - gorgeous and very rich !!

There was a little bit left and we didn't want to have to throw it away  - The Bull Hotel in Peterborough, where we were staying , very kindly put it in their fridge overnight. Will it still be there in the morning???