Salted Caramel Banana Cake (Banoffee Marshmallow Cake)

IMG_0628This is a recipe I discovered when hunting for the perfect birthday cake for my husband. I found the original recipe here, but like most recipes I fiddled with it a bit. We really really loved the outcome!

Ingredients

Cake

165g/3/4c butter

164g/3/4c packed light brown sugar

325g/2 1/4c self rising flour

1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

2 level teaspoons cinnamon

4 large eggs

4 tbsp milk

3 banana’s

Frosting and Filling

4 cups whipped cream (600ml double cream whipped)

1 banana

1 handful of mini marshmallows plus more for decorating

1 small can/397g Caramel Sauce ( I used Carnation Caramel)

Course Sea Salt

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Champagne Salad

IMG_0213My mom found this recipe in an old cookbook of my grandmothers. After trying this we have decided that next time we will be replacing the cashews with a 1/2 cup of coconut shavings. We also weren’t fond of it in it’s frozen form, but loved it as a cool salad. If you do want to freeze some for later it does defrost well, though you may want to bulk it up a bit with more whipped topping once it is defrosted.This makes for a nice frozen treat, or a cool salad for those hot days.

Ingredients

8oz/250g Cream Cheese/Soft Cheese

2/3c/150 g sugar

20oz/432g crushed pineapple

10oz/270g thawed frozen strawberries

2 sliced bananas

1/2c/70g chopped nuts (I used cashews)

12oz/400g Cool Whip(Whipped Cream(I used the Spray Cream)

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Cherry Dream Salad aka The Pink Stuff

IMG_0208This recipe is a staple of my childhood, there wasn’t a family get together without this being part of the feast. I didn’t know it’s name until I call my mom for the recipe since it had always been called The Pink Stuff in the family. It is very simple to put together, I hope you enjoy this cool treat as much as I do.

Ingredients

1 can(14 oz)(397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/3c/80ml lemon juice

1 can (21oz)(420g) Cherry Pie Filling/ Cherry Fruit Filling

15oz/432g Crushed Pineapple (drained)

8oz/225g Cool Whip/Whipped Cream(I used spray Cream)

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