Monday 30 May 2011


A simple meal is made complete and special by the sweet ending. I have no qualms about buying dessert when I have no time to make one. This dessert, though, takes no time nor effort to make. It is as easy as 1-2-3 and requires no baking.

This banoffee cheesecake has a biscuit base, fresh bananas, tinned caramel and a mixture of whipping cream and cream cheese. It takes just minutes to make and can be made the day before you are going to serve it. Even the kids can do it. 

I froze it for an hour before decorating it with cinder toffee (honeycomb) and chocolate shavings. The base crisped up, the bananas were nice and cold, the caramel still gooey and the cheesecake layer was velvety and light. A breeze to make and a delight to eat, just perfect.

Ingredients for the biscuit base:

1 1/2 c. of digestive biscuit (about 13 biscuits) or graham cracker crumbs 
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. butter, melted


Tip: It is easier to take a cheesecake out of the pan if you put the base the wrong side up.

Line the bottom and sides of a spring form pan. Secure the paper to the pan with clips so that it doesn't move while filling.

The easiest way to make the crumbs is in a food processor. Add in the melted butter and sugar and give it a whizz to combine. 

Put the crumbs in the lined pan. Using the flat bottom of a measuring cup press the mixture firmly and evenly into the base.

Ingredients for the Filling:

4 medium sized bananas, sliced into thick diagonal pieces
1 can (397 gms.) of Carnation caramel or dulce de leche
300 mls. whipping cream
1 c. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar


Arrange the bananas on top of the biscuit base. 

Spread the caramel evenly on top of the bananas. 

Whip the cream until thick, then add the cream cheese and sugar. Whip until combined, then spread on top of the caramel. Chill until firm. 

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  1. I love it! Something quick, easy but impressive, too. This is my kind of dessert! Looks and sounds delicious.

  2. It looks pretty impressive for being such a quick recipe - not sure I could whip this beauty up as quickly as you did though - definitely something to bookmark.

  3. Hi Adora! I love easy no baked recipes!:D
    My girls gonna love this! Tks for sharing! :D

  4. This is my kind of pie...quick and easy without any baking. I love the way you have decorated it. Very pretty and elegant! Thanks for your kind comment on my guest post over at Mad About Macarons :)

  5. Lovely, quickie dessert. This looks fabulous and there is no way I would have suspected it whipped together so fast.

  6. Lovely cheesecake, Adora...and the best thing about it is the ease of making it! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, what an effortlessly beautiful dessert! Dulce de Leche is one of my favorite ingredients and I can imagine how tbe whole cheesecake is uplifted by its presence. It's also been a while since I've used bananas in my dessert. Maybe it's about time I make this!

  8. Oh wow Adora! You are so good at making delicious cakes. I've seen so many cakes on your blog since I got to know you. You are definitely impressive as you can cook delicious food and baked goods BOTH! I want to be like you one day... :-) This one particularly, no bake! Sounds like it's calling me. Hehee

  9. Hi Adora! Hope you'd a great weekend! Drop by my blog when you free, I've got some awards for you! ^.^

  10. The cheesecake looks wonderful.

  11. Oh why did I stumble upon my favorite desert when bananas are so expensive here in Australia at the moment! :( This looks absolutely to die for!!! Ooohh on second thoughts.. I'll only need 4 bananas for this! That's certainly worth my 7 or so dollars! :D Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark YUM!


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