Banana cake with caramel drizzle recipe

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Give your classic banana cake a modern twist by making this delicious banana cake with caramel drizzle. The caramel and banana works wonders together

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours 10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This banana cake with caramel sauce will give your classic banana cake recipe a modern twist that everyone will love. The caramel drizzle adds a real depth of flavour to your sponge that works wonders with the sweet, moist banana along with the soft cream cheese filling and topping. Finish your banana cake with toasted pecans to make it even more special and you can even store it in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Because this cake serves 8-10 people, it's the perfect for a birthday or a decadent afternoon tea.


  • 175g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 275g over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 100g pecans, chopped plus around 14 whole pecans toasted for the topping

For the filling


  • 250g full-fat cream cheese
  • 40g light brown soft sugar
  • 3tbsp caramel sauce




  1. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 20cm cake tin.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour and bananas, until well combined. Stir through the pecans and spoon into the tin. Bake for 50 mins, until springy to the touch. Leave to cool.
  3. Whisk together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and thick. Smooth over the cooled cake and drizzle with caramel sauce. Decorate with the toasted nuts.
Top Tip for making Banana cake with caramel drizzle

This recipe uses pecans but you could always use walnuts if preferred.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies