This simple Salted Caramel Banana Cake recipe is one of our most popular and makes one impressive birthday cake or treat for special occasions.
This delicious cake is so easy to make using our Sugar and Crumbs natural Flavoured Icing Sugars. The cake is light and moist.
This recipe makes one giant cake and should serve around 8-10 people. This impressive Salted Caramel and Banana Cake is in fact a real showstopper your friends and family will be very impressed with.Carol McFarland is the owner of our amazing Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars, and she does demonstrations on how to use them every Monday on our Facebook Page.
During our Facebook Live, she demonstrated how to use our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars to make this delicious cake.
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1. Preheat the oven to 140 C, 350 F, Gas mark 4. Grease and line 4 x 20cm/8in sandwich tins.
2. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour and baking spread. Mix everything together until well combined with an electric hand mixer (you can also use a wooden spoon) but be careful not to over mix. The finished mixture should fall off a spoon easily.
3. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins. This doesn’t need to be exact but you can weigh the filled tins if you want to check.
4. Place the tins on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Check the cakes after 20 minutes.
5. The cakes are done when they’re golden-brown and coming away from the edge of the tins. Press them gently to check – they should be springy to the touch.
6. Remove them from the oven and set aside to cool in their tins for five minutes. Then run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the tin and carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
7. To take your cakes out of the tins without leaving a wire rack mark on the top, put the clean tea towel over the tin, put your hand onto the tea towel and turn the tin upside-down. The cake should come out onto your hand and the tea towel. You can turn it from your hand onto the wire rack. Set aside to cool completely.
8. To assemble the cake, place one cake upside down onto a plate and spread it with smooth peanut butter. If you don’t like peanut butter use a jam layer then whipped cream. You can top with the swirls using the Rose Twist Nozzle.
Whipped Cream Topping
9. Pour 600ml/21oz of double cream in to a mixing bowl.
10. Add 4 tablespoons of Sugar and Crumbs Salted Caramel Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar and mix. Watch the consistency all the time as it can quickly curdle. If it does add more cream to loosen.
Alternative Topping Salted Caramel Buttercream
11. Beat the butter until light and whippy.
12. Add Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar of your choice plus 1 tablespoon condensed milk, milk or water whichever you prefer.
13. Chop this in with a spatula, then pop into the mixer. Cover mixer with a tea towel to prevent an icing cloud. Whip until it is all incorporated and fluffy.
14. Tip the sugar into a heavy-based frying pan. Stir in 4 tablespoons of water and then place over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
15. Turn up the heat and bubble for 4-5 minutes until you have caramel.
16. Take off the heat then carefully stir in the cream and butter. Leave the sauce to cool and then tip into a squeezy bottle.