Banoffee Icebox Cake

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I love putting my twist on classic recipes and this recipe for Banoffee Icebox Cake is no exception!

I first came across Banoffee Pie 2 years ago on a trip to Ireland. Ever since then I have wanted to make this delicious dessert.

Interested in trying a new recipe for an icebox cake? This Banoffee Icebox Cake is a twist on the traditional British dessert of Banoffee Pie. This easy, no bake summer dessert is made from scratch with layers of graham crackers, simple toffee, sliced bananas, and topped with classic whipped cream. This original dessert is perfect for a birthday party or summer barbecue and is one that kids will love. Click through and I will show you how to make this easy summer treat!
Interested in trying a new recipe for an icebox cake? This Banoffee Icebox Cake is a twist on the traditional British dessert of Banoffee Pie. This easy, no bake summer dessert is made from scratch with layers of graham crackers, simple toffee, sliced bananas, and topped with classic whipped cream. This original dessert is perfect for a birthday party or summer barbecue and is one that kids will love. Click through and I will show you how to make this easy summer treat!
Interested in trying a new recipe for an icebox cake? This Banoffee Icebox Cake is a twist on the traditional British dessert of Banoffee Pie. This easy, no bake summer dessert is made from scratch with layers of graham crackers, simple toffee, sliced bananas, and topped with classic whipped cream. This original dessert is perfect for a birthday party or summer barbecue and is one that kids will love. Click through and I will show you how to make this easy summer treat!

I was inspired by my recent trip to England, and thought of taking the flavors of banana and toffee and making them into an icebox cake!

This is the perfect summer dessert and is very easy to make!

You are essentially layering graham crackers, homemade toffee sauce (only 3 ingredients!), sliced bananas, and whipped cream. This combination is one to love.

You may be asking yourself what is an icebox cake?

This is something I had wondered until recently when I saw so many recipes for different flavors of icebox cakes. It is essentially layers of cookies, cream and/or custard, and some combination of fruit/nuts/candy.

It sits in the refrigerator for several hours, allowing the cookies to soften and the flavors of the icebox cake to meld.

This treat is great for a summer barbecue or any occasion that needs a sweet ending (to me this is all occasions, big or small).

One reason I love this recipe is that it is very simple to make.

The toffee sauce combines three ingredients. They are butter, dark brown sugar, and sweetened condensed milk. They are cooked together for a few minutes until thickened.

Quick tip: Before spreading the toffee over the graham crackers allow it to cool until warm, but no longer hot. You can also place the toffee in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow it to cool.

For the whipped cream I whip heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

Quick tip: To get the best results, the heavy cream should be cold. You can also refrigerate your mixing bowl prior to whipping to achieve maximum volume in the whipped cream.

Quick tip: If preferred, you can also use store-bought whipped cream.

Once you have all your components made and your bananas sliced it is time to start layering. This is the fun part 🙂

  • Begin by layering half of the graham cracker sheets on the bottom of your baking dish. They will overlap slightly and this is just fine.
  • Spread half of the cooled toffee over the graham crackers.
  • Top with 2 sliced bananas and half of the whipped cream.
  • Repeat these layers, you should have 2 layers of each when you are all done.
  • Sprinkle with the toffee pieces and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Since this icebox cake has fresh bananas, it is best if served with 24-48 hours of making. It will still taste delicious after that but the bananas may not be as pretty.

Slice and enjoy 🙂

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Banoffee Icebox Cake

This Banoffee Icebox Cake is a twist on the traditional British dessert, Banoffee Pie. This easy, no bake dessert is made from scratch with layers of graham crackers, homemade toffee, sliced bananas, and topped with whipped cream. This original dessert is perfect for any occasion, big or small!

Course: Dessert
Ingredients
Toffee
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Final Assembly
  • 16 graham cracker sheets
  • 4 bananas , sliced
  • 1/2 cup toffee pieces , for decoration
Instructions
Toffee
  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter. Once melted add the brown sugar and salt. 

  2. Once mixed, add the sweetened condensed milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for ~1 minute or until the mixture thickens and begins to pull away from the side of the saucepan. Take off the heat and let cool. 

Whipped Cream
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract on high until stiff peaks form. 

Final Assembly
  1. In the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan, layer half of the graham crackers. Pour half of the cooled toffee mixture over the graham crackers and spread evenly with an offset spatula or spoon. Next, layer half of the sliced bananas and then the whipped cream. 

  2. Repeat the layers and top with toffee pieces. There should be two layers of each component. 

  3. 3. Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight. Cut and serve! The cake should be stored in the refrigerator for 1-3 days. 

Recipe Notes
  • The toffee can be slightly warm, but not hot. You may place the toffee in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool.
  • This cake is best if consumed within 42 hours of making. 

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40 thoughts on “Banoffee Icebox Cake

    1. Yes definitely! It’s super quick to make and can feed a crowd. As you mentioned, it is also refreshing for any summer day (or night)!

  1. Yum that sounds so delicious and easy to make! I love Carmel/toffee so I have feeling I am gonna love this cake! Thank you for sharing !

  2. I am so happy you posted this! I used to live in England and Banoffee Pie was my favourite dessert. I’m back in Canada now and can’t find anything like it here, so I will definitely be trying your recipe 🙂 Looks delicious!

    1. Yes, I have not seen it here in the US either. I hope you enjoy it and it reminds you or your time in England! I would love to hear how you liked it as well 🙂

  3. Ice box cakes are awesome, especially in the summer when you’re not really in the mood to bake! And this looks so delicious and refreshing.

    1. Yes, it is definitely an easy no bake dessert that does not take long to put together but no one will ever know 🙂

  4. I just love a great dessert with bananas! Banana Pudding, Bananas Foster, Bananas Flambe…This recipe sounds absolutely amazing. I love the idea of mixing bananas with graham crackers and toffee! Yum!

    1. I love all of those banana desserts as well, this one certainly is delicious and refreshing 🙂

    1. Thank you, it is delicious! I hope you enjoy, I would love to hear how you liked it as well 🙂

  5. This looks delicious and perfect for the summer. I would love to have some right about now. My sweet tooth is in full force this week.

  6. I LOVE banoffee. However, it’s rare to find the perfect one in bakeries and dessert bars. This one looks so good – should give it a try. Cheers!!

    1. If you love the flavors of banoffee then this sounds like the perfect treat for you, enjoy! I would love to hear how you like it 🙂

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