Banoffee cup cakes


It would remiss of me of let national cupcake week go without a mention. Regular readers will know I'm not big on cupcakes- too much sweetness in the frosting for me. I have overripe bananas and homemade Thermomix salted caramel ( which I had to stop eating straight out of the jar!) so this cupcake was ideal. I added toasted pecans but these are entirely optional, I like them because they add a bite to the banana caramel mix.

Most of you will have a favourite base mix for cupcakes and of course you can adjust that recipe for this variation. If you are still searching for a perfect 12 cupcake mixture, I can recommend this one. I made it in the Thermomix but there is nothing to stop you making in a stand mixer or hand held.

If you want to substitute a store bought dolce de leche feel free.

banoffee cupcakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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50g pecans, toasted (optional)

2 very ripe bananas , mashed

110g unsalted butter, softened

110g golden caster sugar

2 eggs

130g SR flour or plain/all purpose flour with extra baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

12 teaspoons dolce de leche



Preheat oven to 180°C/370°F

Put cake cases in to 12 hole tin

Toast pecans if using

Mash bananas and set aside

Soften butter 50° sp 3 if necessary

Blend butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, sp 4

Stir in pecans, if using, and mashed bananas

Pour equal amounts into the 12 paper cases

Bake in preheated oven for around 20 minutes

Check for doneness

Remove centre of each cake and insert 1 tsp of dolce de leche or Thermomix salted caramel


For the frosting

Make 300g of icing sugar in the TM sp10 30 seconds

Add 90g unsalted butter, 100g dolce de leche or Thermomix salted caramel

Transfer to a piping bag with your choice of icing tip OR use a small palette knife.

Dress them up as you choose. I used callebaut crispearls




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow lovely pictures and beautiful blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. vannillarock says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

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