Banana Pudding Cake

Thursday, January 27, 2011




Banana Pudding Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks
3/4 cup buttermilk

Vanilla Wafer Toffee
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped chopped vanilla wafer cookies

Vanilla Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, oil, sugar and banana until creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until combined - about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, until combined.

Place batter in pan; bake 30 minutes or until well risen and golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the Vanilla Wafer Toffee, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk in brown sugar, cream and salt and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Keep whisking and cooking for a minute or two, until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla wafers until well coated. Scatter wafer pieces over a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on waxed paper, breaking toffee into smaller pieces.

To make the Vanilla Whipped Cream, beat cream, sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, until stiff peaks form.

To assemble the cake, first remove sides from springform pan. Pipe or spread whipped cream over cake. Sprinkle vanilla wafer toffee on top of cake.

Makes 10 servings
36 comments on "Banana Pudding Cake"
  1. I have just found your blog... I'm from Springfield! I love it! You do a really great job.
    Just thought you should know =)

  2. My grandmother used to make us split pea soup, and I hated it! I would throw saltine crackers into it, hoping the crackers would take away the taste of the soup, but all I really ended up doing was making split pea soup paste, since the saltines absorbed any liquid left in my bowl! I'm pretty sure I'd love it now if I tried it, but that's my first memory of the soup!

    This cake looks like something I would have loved as a kid, banana in anything is always a way to get my attention!

  3. Ok, we LOVE, like are OBSESSED with the idea of toffee covered vanilla wafers. Genius. GENIUS.

  4. those toffees look so yummy and what a great idea!

    I have the same problem too - always making a bread with my leftover bananas - need to broaden my horizons a bit.

    Looking forward to seeing what you're making for your dad's birthday!

  5. Oh my heavens this looks divine! I've bookmarked this for the next time I need a sugar overload (:

  6. Bread ice cream sounds good actually :D
    Have you seen this recipe:

  7. If I wasn't currently sick with the flu/influenza, I'd go for a slice of that!

  8. this is awesome! I was thinking about making banana pudding next week but now I kind of want to try this instead...can it be made a day before its served?

  9. Wow looks fabulous! Love the idea of combining two desserts in one. So envious of your bread machine and ice cream maker. Keep trying to justify the need for them myself. You could make banana bread icecream!!

  10. When I was a kid one of the only soups I would eat was Habutant Pea Soup from a can..gotta love it along with this banana cake. I love that there are also nannas on top.

  11. This is too pretty to eat

    Passs the fork please

  12. Banana bread ice cream. =)

    Cake looks delicious and enjoy your new ice cream maker! I love mine!

  13. I seriously thought that was bacon on that cake. Then I saw that it was vanilla wafer TOFFEE?!! Can you move in with me?

  14. This will make you a brussels sprouts lover:

  15. I'm loving those toffee covered nilla wafers! Man oh man these sounds delicious. I've actually never had split pea soup but I'm not a huge fan of peas :/ maybe I should give them another go, but make this cake just in case I have to eat it instead of dinner! ha

  16. You are so creative, Emily! I thought the topping was candied walnuts or something. This sounds incredibly delicious. I don't like bananas on their own, but in baked goods, heck yes!

  17. nilla wafer toffee?? crazy delicious :) what an awesome cake!!

  18. Vanilla wafer toffee = genius!

    "Good food isn't always pretty" - how true, how true.

  19. Thanks everyone!

    Hi Frank and Natalie! Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting. I'm going to check out your blog very soon. Thank you so much!

    Caroline, I can make you some better soup than your grandma made you!

    Helena, Mmmm! :D

    Katie, yes!!

    Kittie, okay.

    AJ, checking it out right now! This might change my mind!

  20. I am a huge fan of bananas too! But I know what you mean about getting tired of plain ol' banana bread. It sure looks like you found a winner with this recipe! =)

  21. I wary of trying split pea soup=( I like peas fine and all, but yeah in that soup form, I don't know.

    The nilla wafers on top are awesome! That's such a cool idea. I love this whole cake!

    The day I got my ice cream maker was one of the highlights of my life=) On of my favorite recipes I've made with it, cappuccino dark chocolate chunk. Insanely awesome.

  22. banana pudding is near the tip-top of my list of comfort foods, and this is an awesome variation of it. vanilla wafer toffee? fabulous.

  23. I love your creative vanilla wafer toffee on top - yum!! Split pea soup is so good too :)

  24. You and me, Girl--eating bananas all day long. Or this cake!!! Holy moly. This is what I want for my next birthday, which kind of stinks because it's 10 months away. sigh
    I'll just have to come up with another reason to make it.
    The vanilla wafer toffee--hello!

  25. The vanilla wafers from trader Joes are the best. If you are able to get your hands on some you have to try them. Let me know if you get some- or I can ship some to you!!

  26. I love all vegetables!! The cake looks really good. I love desserts with banana in them.

  27. I'm not a brussel sprouts person but I have ONE way I can eat them - roasted in the oven with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Super delish!!!

  28. This cake is a work of a kitchen genius. I love the twist you made with wafer toffee and I think that compliments the ordinary banana cake. BTW, i love all vegies.

  29. i made this and it's been a hit :) here is a picture

    of course it's not as pretty as yours

  30. i made this and it has been a success :)

    of course the presentation wasn't as good as yours

  31. I am literally drooling over here. This looks and sounds so freaking good!!!! I can't wait to try it!