This Banana Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting is a treat that all your loved ones will thoroughly enjoy.

Its prepared when two layers of a delicious banana cake are topped with a sweet and salty caramel sauce, an amazing caramel frosting and then topped with crunchy walnuts/pecans and sweet banana slices.

For the perfect banana cake to use, my widely loved banana cake recipe is a hit every single time!

Banana Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting

Banana Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting


For the Caramel sauce:

  • ¼ cup (56g) unsalted butter, diced into cubes
  • 1 cup (210g) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp Morton Fine Sea Salt
  • 2 pinches Morton Coarse Sea Salt, for topping

For the Frosting:

  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups (390g) (360g) powdered sugar
  • ½ cup caramel sauce (from above)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, diced, for topping (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans/walnuts, for garnish (optional)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
Banana Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting

Banana Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting


1.Start with preparing the banana cake as directed and set aside to cool completely.

2.To make the caramel sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, water and sea salt then set over medium-high heat and whisk constantly until it begins to boil, then allow mixture to boil until it turns to a rich amber color.
  • Using a long handled whisk, immediately mix in the butter then remove from heat and whisk in the cream.
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes then pour into a glass bowl or jar and chill until completely cooled.

3.For the frosting:

  • Whip the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Then add in the powdered sugar, ½ cup of the cooled caramel sauce, sea salt and vanilla and mix until well combined and slightly fluffy. You can chill until it becomes a more firm consistency if needed.

4.To assemble cake:

  • Spread about half of the frosting over first layer of cake then drizzle and spread a fair spoonful of the caramel sauce over the frosting. Then top with the second layer of cake and add the remaining frosting.
  • Right before serving top with the bananas and nuts, then drizzle over the remaining caramel sauce, sprinkle with shaved chocolate and coarse sea salt.

5.Serve and enjoy.