Recipe: Banoffee Pie Cupcakes

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Banoffee pie is probably one of my favourite desserts ever, and these cupcakes are – dare I say it – even better. They’re incredibly sweet but surprisingly not too sickly because the cake mixture is more like a muffin than an actual cupcake. The icing tastes exactly like the toffee layer of a banoffee pie and the slice of banana on top just finishes it off perfectly.

You will need:

For the cupcakes (makes approx. 18):
75g melted butter
250g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
115g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas
2 eggs
125ml milk
          For the toffee icing:
60g butter
90ml milk
220g dark brown sugar
240g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Heat the oven to 190°C. Melt the butter (either in the microwave or a pan) and allow to cool.

2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and ground spices into the bowl, then add in the sugar. Mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter and milk. Add to the rest of the ingredients and mix well until it forms a lumpy paste. (Sounds appealing, right?!)
4. Divide the mixture equally between paper cases and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
5. Meanwhile, make the icing by melting the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add in the milk and brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil vigorously for one minute.
6. Remove from the heat and beat in half of the icing sugar. Once cooled slightly, beat in the vanilla extract and the rest of the icing sugar. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a drop more milk at this point.
7. With a piping bag, decorate the cakes with swirls of the icing. Top with sprinkles (I used white chocolate stars) and a slice of banana.

Even if I do say so myself, these cupcakes are SO good! I’ve quite often baked banana cakes or muffins, but this was my first attempt at doing a toffee icing to go with them. I was worried it might turn out horribly but the icing was actually so easy – just make sure your sugar doesn’t burn by leaving it on the boil for too long. Yum!

Are you a fan of banoffee flavoured things? Let me know if you try out this recipe!

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Lara Inez says:

    these look too good!

  • Jaz xo says:

    These look AMAZING. I will try this out one day xo

  • Lauren says:

    AWWW they're soo precious.

    SPEAKING OF BANOFFEE. once I got given a banoffee pie with no banana in. w.t.f

  • Caroline says:

    Ahh these look soo good! I need to bookmark this! Love banoffee flavoured things 🙂

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  • Catherine says:

    These look amazing! 🙂

  • Eloise says:

    I am SO bookmarking these! They look gorgeous and banoffee pie is one of my faves too : )


  • Tami says:

    OH my Goddddd. Is all I have to say! hahaha xxx

  • Samantha says:

    these look amazing! thanks for sharing 🙂

    xo, samantha

  • Caroline says:

    banoffee pie is one of my fave desserts too! these look delish, especially the gooey icing. saving it to my pinterest 😉 xx

  • serena says:

    definitely going to attempt these this weekend! thanks for sharing! x

  • Alyse says:

    These sounds delish. I might have to give it a go. I usually avoid cupcakes and cakes, in general, because they are way too sweet. But since this is closer to a muffin, then it's probably right up my alley!

  • Dilan Dilir says:

    looks super tasty! 😀

  • beewaits says:

    oh my god, I want to eat these pretty much every day. I adore banoffee and in cupcake form sounds crazy good. Got some overripe bananas that need to be used…x

  • Rachael says:

    Oh my they look good – another great way of using up an olde banana!

  • daisychain says:

    these look insanely good!

  • danielleyc says:

    Mmmm these look/sound so yummy, but the boyfriend hates bananas and I don't think I could eat a full batch to myself (lies, I probably could!)

    Love your blog, you have really nice style! Following now 🙂 x

  • Emsipop says:

    Oh MY! I am not normally a banoffee fan, but these look so amazing.

  • Nomad says:

    Those look delicious! Will have to try the recipe 🙂 x

  • Ani. says:

    Oh yes, definitely trying these out on the weekend!

  • fhenny says:

    oh these look delish
    would love to try it!
    and i have just followed your lovely blog dear


  • These look amazing!!

  • Xixia says:

    Woah, those cupcakes look way too yummy! I've never heard of banoffee pie, but now I think I need to try it. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    ♥ xixia |

  • These look so good!

  • ah these look sooo good! i am definitely going to try this recipe out! banoffee pie has always been one of my faves hehe 🙂 xx

  • wow these look amazing- my friend at work and I were just drooling over these… xx

  • FAIIINT says:

    Oh these look super delicious! Banoffee pie is my favourite desert too, I love banana flavoured things or mashed up banana, but oddly I can't eat an actual banana! I think it's the texture of them, I just can't stand them!
    Definitely going to try these out though, but will just take the banana off the top & maybe add some mashed up chunks to the cake batter instead! 🙂

  • Maria says:

    |I'm not a massive fan of banana but these look AMAZING!

    Maria xxx

  • oh yum these look so decadent!! will definitely try this out soon:)

  • Morag Lee says:

    Banoffee is probably one of my favourite flavours ever. This blog post has me feeling hungry. Actually bananas are the only ingredient I probably don't have. Might make them before I head back up to live with my parents in just over a week (you know, to save room in the car and what-not :P)

    Morag x

  • Yuuuuuuum!!! I love Banoffee Pie so these are right up my street!
    Lianne x

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