This vegan Banoffee Cake recipe is insanely good- it’s a banana sandwich cake with a twist- layered with a delicious date caramel buttercream.
A MATCH MADE IN DESSERT HEAVEN…
The date caramel is super easy to make and has such an intensely sweet and rich flavour. It was a simple process of blending softened dates with a splash of almond milk! You just need to make sure that the date caramel is completely cooled before adding it to the vegan butter and icing sugar or else the butter will melt (not ideal!).
I also recommend saving back roughly 1 tbsp of date caramel sauce to add a few dollops on top of the cake to create a caramel swirl which makes the cake look even more impressive!
This recipe was inspired by Bosh’s Gingernut Cake as I was super impressed with how well their cake had risen in their pics so I made numerous alterations to achieve this Banoffee variation.
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Vegan Banoffee Cake
This vegan banoffee cake recipe is a cross between banoffee pie, banana cake and sticky toffee pudding- a match made is dessert heaven!
For the Sponge
- 360 g plain flour, sifted
- 250 g light brown sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 250 ml plant milk, e.g. soya, almond etc.
- 140 ml coconut oil, melted
- 6 hobnobs, crushed
For the Buttercream
- 50 g vegan butter
- 300 g icing sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1.5 tbsp date caramel (see below)
- 2 hobnobs, completely crushed
For the date caramel
- 100 ml plant milk (for the date caramel)
- 10 pitted dates
- 1 hobnob, crushed
- 1 handful banana chips
- 1 tbsp date caramel
For the sponge
Preheat oven to 180° and line x2 20cm cake tins
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, almond milk, mashed bananas, vanilla essence. If the coconut oil starts to re-solidify, microwave it for roughly 20 seconds
Add the wet to the dry mix and carefully stir to combine. Stir through the crushed hobnobs.
Equally transfer the cake batter to the 2 tins and bake for 35 mins until golden and cooked through
For the date caramel
Submerge the dates with water and microwave for 1 minute until softened. Drain and cool by submerging in cold water and then re-draining
Add the softened and almond milk in a mini blender and blitz until smooth. Add more milk if necessary
For the buttercream
Add the vegan butter, sifted icing sugar, vanilla essence and milk in a large bowl
Whisk to combine, then add 1.5 tbsp date caramel, Continue to whisk, add more icing sugar/plant milk if the mixture is too thin/ thick, respectively
Ice the cake with the buttercream and sandwich the cakes together
Add small dollops of the remaining date caramel on the top and make swirl shapes using the top end of a spoon
Sprinkle over the crushed hobnobs/banana chips- Enjoy