Let me forewarn you…this Banana Toffee Poke Cake with Browned Butter Frosting and Toffee Bits is addicting; it’s so moist and so delicious! I had bananas that were pretty ripe and didn’t want banana bread or bars so I decided to come up with a new recipe. I wrote down a few ideas, combined them, asked my son what sounded good to him and this is what we came up with. This is a scratch cake made with bananas and toffee bits, then we poked some holes into it so the delicious Browned Butter Frosting would ooze all down through the cake. To top it off we sprinkled on some toffee bits. The flavors came together perfectly, it’s not too sweet and it is beyond moist and delicious. If you have any leftovers you’ll need to keep them in the fridge or the cake will get too wet and the toffee bits will melt since it’s so warm out. This cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
Ingredients are as follows:
- Cake Batter:
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 C sour cream
- 1/2 C butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 C toffee bits (from an 8 ounce bag)
- 1/2 C butter
- 3 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 C milk
- remaining toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13″ pan.
Start with the frosting:
Melt the 1/2 C butter over medium heat until it turns brown. This takes about 4-6 minutes. Watch carefully because once it’s starts, it happens quickly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Now for the cake: cream together the brown sugar, sour cream, and butter.
Mix in the eggs, bananas and vanilla.
By hand, stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and 1 C toffee bits.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes; until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and poke some holes throughout the cake; set aside.
Pour the browned butter into a bowl; mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
Whip in the milk until it becomes creamy and fluffy.
Immediately spread over the warm cake.
This will melt into the cake and ooze down into the holes.
Sprinkle the remaining toffee bits on top.
Slice, serve and enjoy!