Thursday, 30 May 2013

Banoffee Cupcakes


After my recent trip to the Richmond Tea Rooms I had a serious banoffee craving. They served a mini banoffee pie as part of their afternoon tea and it was absolutely divine. I needed more banoffee in my life! I thought cupcakes would be a perfect sized portion of gooey banoffee goodness.


I made the sponge by creaming together 100g butter and 100g caster sugar. I then added 1 heaped tbsp Speculoos (see previous post for more info on this) to give the sponge a hint of biscuit flavour. I then added 2 eggs and 2 mashed up bananas and mixed well. Finally I folded in 125g self raising flour and 1 tsp baking powder.


I popped the batter into cases. The mixture made exactly 12 cupcakes.


I baked them on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes, then left them to cool.


I cut holes in the middle of the cupcakes and filled them with Carnation Caramel, which if you've never had, is amazing and super yummy! To be more specific, it's a ready made Dulce de Leche caramel sauce.


I topped the cupcakes with fresh whipped cream, I just smoothed it on with a spoon, but you can pipe it on if you have time. I then added wedges of banana that I had brushed with lemon juice to stop them from browning too soon, and a sprinkle of grated chocolate.


These probably disappeared faster than any other bake I have taken into work. They were absolutely delicious, and I could have eaten several if they hadn't all gone so quick! I will be making a version of these for my Charity Cake Sale this weekend. I'm going to make Carnation Caramel buttercream as I don't want to leave fresh cream out. These are definitely for immediate consumption or at least within 24 hours (refrigerate overnight), but I can assure you that won't be a problem!


I'm entering these into September 2013's Calendar Cakes Challenge, where the theme is cupcakes. The challenge is ran by Laura Loves Cakes and Dollybakes.


Recipe slightly adapted from Carnation.

7 comments:

  1. These look really good and I really like the look of the Richmond Tea Rooms too...wish I lived a bit closer! I'd quite like to try one of your banoffee cupcakes...the hidden caramel in the middle is an added bonus :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura! They were so yummy :) I barely got a look in with my hungry colleagues around! If you ever visit Manchester, Richmond Tea Rooms is a must!

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  2. I love banoffee and you made it in to a lovely easy cupcake! I have carnation caramel in the cupboard.....

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    1. Thank you! Well that sounds like a great excuse to make some of these ;)

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  3. I don't really eat bananas, so I never consider banoffee bakes, but I should because it's an amazing flavour combination, and these look divine! Really like the addition of the Speculoos too, I still have a jar in the cupboard I haven't done anything with...

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    1. These are definitely worth trying even if you're not a big banana eater :)

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  4. Thanks for entering your cupcakes Kat, they look delicious! I'd definitely like to try one as I'm a bit of a Banoffee fan! :-)

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