Chocolate Banoffee Pie for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in #SundaySupper, Desserts | 30 comments

Chocolate Banoffee Pie for #SundaySupper

This #SundaySupper, we’ve got you covered. In a post-thanksgiving haze, Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts has rounded the troops to provide a whole collection of ‘covered’ recipes, which will either make life easier, or give an original idea for a topping, so that food after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be difficult. I’m offering a Chocolate (covered) Banoffee Pie. 

I celebrated an unconventional, UK-based Thanksgiving yesterday, since we didn’t have the day off on Thursday. Our motley crew consisted of one American (our host), a strong Irish contingent, an Aussie, an Ethiopian and two Brits. I love the multicultural nature of our Thanksgiving, and it has become something of a tradition for me to take a British-inspired, gluten-free dessert to our international feast. This year, I decided to do a take on a banoffee pie, with a chocolate covering. 

A traditional banoffee pie is a crushed biscuit base, a layer of caramel, bananas and a whipped cream topping. Whipped cream, in my experience, does not make for a particularly portable dessert, and since I had to transport my pie across London, it didn’t seem like a good option. So replaced the cream with decadent chocoloate ganache.

Chocolate Banana Pie

I know – chocolate, cream, caramel, butter… this is a sinful pie, but then diet food is not part of the Thanksgiving game plan, is it?

I have tried to make it a little less saccharine and a little more grown-up than the average banoffee pie – I added a little cocoa powder and cinnamon to the biscuit base, sea salt to the caramel and praline pecans for the topping. I also used dark chocolate and no extra sugar in the ganache. 

Chocolate Banoffee Pie

There was a small spillage of melted caramel, but otherwise the pie survived its journey from North-west to South-east London more or less intact (If you want to avoid a melted caramel incident, don’t take the pie on an overcrowded, overheated tube!) – so the chocolate really did keep the pie covered. Despite everyone being filled with our host’s wonderful turkey and all the trimmings, this pie was demolished, which I’ll take as a good sign. 

Chocolate Banoffee Pie
Serves 8
A grown-up, chocolate-ganache take on a banoffee pie.
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. 250g crushed gluten-free digestive biscuits
  2. 100g melted butter
  3. 1/2 tsp cinammon
  4. 1 tsp cocoa powder
  5. 350g dulce de leche caramel
  6. 2 large bananas, sliced
  7. 200g dark chocolate
  8. 200ml double cream
  9. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  10. 8-10 large pecans
  11. 1 tsp icing sugar
  12. 8-10 dried banana chips
  1. Grease and line the base of a round tin.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and mix in a bowl with the crushed biscuits, along with the cinammon and cocoa powder until it forms a rough dough.
  3. Press into the tin to cover the base. Chill for 10 mins.
  4. Make the praline pecans by toasting in a medium oven with a little icing sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. Remove from oven when the sugar has melted. Set aside to cool.
  5. Stir the dulce de leche with the sea salt until smooth.
  6. Spread the chilled base with the dulce de leche and cover with the sliced bananas. Return to fridge.
  7. To make the ganache, finely chop the chocolate and place in a mixing bowl.
  8. Heat the the double cream in a pan over a medium heat until just at the boil.
  9. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy.
  10. Spread over the top of the bananas to create a smooth covering. Decorate with the praline pecans and banana chips.
Happy Baking Days
Banoffee Pie

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  1. I am sooooooooooooo drooling right now!!! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! Your cake just looks incredible!!!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Peppermint Whip Cream #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thank you Jen!

  2. You know…I have never tried a banoffee pie, but I have always wanted to! Your version with chocolate ganache sounds like a dream!
    Katie recently posted..Chocolate covered “party popcorn” for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thank you Katie :)

  3. Holey Socks!!! Look how rich and amazing that looks!
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted..Personal Steak Pot Pies | #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • 😀 Thank you Connie!

  4. It’s cool you had a little Thanksgiving celebration! I know this would be a hit at any holiday festivities!
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Caramel Apple Bundt Cake #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Despite not being American, Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays!

  5. What a great looking pie, I have never had anything like this. I know I would adore it!!!
    Tara recently posted..Excellent Beef Stew for We Got You Covered #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Tara! It’s very easy to make, and it serves a lot of people since it is so rich!

  6. Yumm, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, banana, and caramel. One of my favorite flavor combinations!
    Kim@Treats & Trinkets recently posted..Homemade Yellow Cake Mix ~ #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Kim, one of mine too!

  7. Oh, my. Did you say caramel spillage? Mmmmmmm. This is one dessert I could not resist!!!
    Liz recently posted..Chocolate Satin Pie #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks Liz! The caramel spillage made it look a little messy round the edges, but nobody seemed to mind!

  8. That looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Shaina recently posted..Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thank you Shaina!

  9. I am imagining the envious looks from your fellow tube travelers. You know they all wanted a slice of that pie! I love the “grown up” substitutions you’ve made, Katy! Banoffee pie is a great dessert but you have elevated it to sublime.
    Stacy recently posted..Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • You are just the sweetest, Stacy, thank you for your kind comment!

  10. I’ve never heard of a banoffee pie, but it really sounds like something I could be on board with! Yours looks delicious!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted..Sweet Potato Shepherd’s PieMy Profile

    • Yet another quirky British recipe – but you can’t go wrong with a combination of bananas and toffee (or caramel in fact, but I guess the name-coiner thought that banaramel pie didn’t sound as good…)

  11. Just give me the whole pan and a spoon. I’ll make the sacrifice and save everyone from the indulgence. It’s mine, all mine!
    Renee recently posted..Cranberry Walnut Crumble Bars for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • That’s a noble sacrifice for you to make, Renee!

  12. This looks terrific! I haven’t had banoffee pie in years, time to correct that. I love your idea to make it with chocolate, too!
    Julie @ Texan New Yorker recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie PieMy Profile

    • Thanks Julie!

  13. I love that you replaced the whipped cream with chocolate. It looks AMAZING. You just can’t go wrong with chocolate, bananas, and caramel all in one dessert together!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood recently posted..Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thank you, Courtney!

  14. Very elegant,Katy! I’d love this on my Christmas table!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies #ChocolatePartyMy Profile

    • Thank you, Cindy :)

  15. Love Banoffee pie and I’ve never had a chocolate one-looks amazing.
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  16. I can’t believe that after all these years I still haven’t had banoffee pie!
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