A simple twist on banoffee pie with a coffee sponge base topped with ready-made thick caramel, sliced bananas and a rich creamy topping – it’s a real crowd pleaser.


Coffee banoffee pieFOR THE COFFEE SPONGE

60g butter, softened

60g golden caster sugar

2tbsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1tbsp boiling water

1 medium egg

60g self-raising flour


2tbsp coffee liqueur (such as Kalhua or Tia Maria)

2 bananas, sliced

juice of ½ lemon

397g can caramel (we used Nestlé)


300ml double cream

200g mascarpone

1tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

1tbsp golden caster sugar

60g milk chocolate, broken into squares


1 Heat the oven to 190C, Gas 5. Grease a 20cm diameter loose-based sandwich tin and line the base with baking parchment. To make the sponge, put the butter, sugar, dissolved coffee, egg and self-raising flour into a food processor and blend until soft and smooth. Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 15 mins until springy to the touch. Cool in the tin.

2 Run a knife around the edge of the sponge to loosen it, but keep it in the tin. For the filling, drizzle the coffee liqueur over the sponge. Toss the banana slices with the lemon juice and arrange over the sponge. Spread the caramel over the top.

3 For the topping, softly whip the cream, stir in the mascarpone, vanilla and sugar and spoon or pipe over the caramel.

4 Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, on High. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cream. Chill until ready to serve, then remove from the tin.

Per serving: 572 cals, 40g fat (25g saturated)

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