Sticky Toffee Banana Cake
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: serves 12
  • 1 ¾ cup (220 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 stick (113 g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ¾ cup (150 g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs (I’m using 60 g eggs)
  • 2 large very ripen (spotty-skinned) bananas - mashed
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Toffee Sauce:
  • 4 tbsp (57 g) unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) whipping cream
  • ½ cup (115 g) dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup (150 ml) corn syrup (light or dark is okay)
  1. Banana Cake:
  2. Preheat oven at 180°C/350°F.
  3. Using an electric beater, whisk the butter and sugar together until combined.
  4. Add in mashed banana, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  6. Add into the wet mixture and whisk until the flour just disappeared. Do not overmix.
  7. Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan with oil and dust with flour.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35 – 40 mins, until golden and skewer inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in pan set on a cooling rack. Do not turn off oven.
  10. Toffee Sauce:
  11. Add all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to boil, whisking until sugar dissolves.
  12. Reduce heat to medium low and allow mixture to thicken while whisking occasionally. It should take about 10 to 15 mins.
  13. The consistency should be like maple syrup, and it will thicken further as it cools. Allow to cool until lukewarm. You could prepare the toffee sauce ahead before baking the cake.
  14. Spoon ⅓ cup of the toffee sauce all over the top of the cake and return the cake into the oven.
  15. Bake until the top is bubbling, about 5 to 6 mins.
  16. Remove from oven and cool the cake for about 30 mins.
  17. Cut and serve the cake warm and drizzle with more toffee sauce. Top with some fresh bananas and walnuts.
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