Banoffee Trifle Recipe

“Banoffee Trifle” I hear you say. Yes that really is a thing. A magnificent thing. Basically this is a seven layer cheesecake but because it has custard, caramel and cream I think of it as a trifle. Mine uses biscuits because I didnt have cake in the house, but if you want to use banana bread / sponge cake then you can do that instead of the biscuits. PS if you want a banana bread recipe, check out my “the only one you will ever need banana cake recipe”

Who doesn’t love a good banoffee pie? That perfect mix of bananas, cream and caramel sitting on top of crisp pastry or broken up biscuits. It really is one of my favourite desserts, and is always a hit with the family when we all get together at the weekends. My absolute all time favourite dessert is trifle and no Christmas is complete without one of my mum’s so the idea that banoffee trifle exists blew my tiny mind. So why not mix the two to create the ultimate dessert and a banofee trifle?

This recipe for banoffee trifle couldn’t be simpler, it is simply a case of putting things together, you don’t even have to do any real cooking or mixing. If you get yourself a glass trifle bowl like ours, then you can real make it a show stopping dessert.

Though presenting this to four people when it clearly feeds over 20 is a bit of a show stopper in itself. I have said it feeds ten but that is a guess as I did it to fill the bowl, and we had it over three days.

So here we go

Banoffe Trifle

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A showstopping dessert that is super simple to make
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10


  • Glass Trifle Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ziplock bag
  • Rolling Pin


  • 2 packets Rich Tea biscuits Or any other biscuits
  • 1 block unsalted butter
  • 6 Bananas
  • 4 cans Carnation Caramel
  • 2 500g Ready made custard
  • 1 600ml Double Cream
  • 100g chocolate chips


  • Put all the biscuits in the Ziplock bag and smash them up by bashing them with the rolling pin. Until they resemble crumbs but dont worry if you have the odd larger lump.
  • Melt butter in saucepan, stirring to ensure it doesnt burn. Once it is liquid take it off the heat and pour the biscuits crumbs into the butter
  • Stir until completely combined
  • Add half the biscuit mixture to the bottom of the bowl and press down to ensure it is covering the whole base, and if you can, push it slightly up the edges too
  • If you want a proper (traditional trifle) you can skip all of this stage and just use slices of ready made cake. We didnt have any so I used biscuits.
  • Open two of the caramel tins and carefully smooth it over the biscuit base until it is covering, and is flat
  • Add one of the custard cartons on top of the caramel and smooth into a single layer
  • Slice three of the bananas and lay them out in a single layer on top of the custard
  • Repeat those three layers, biscuit (or cake), caramel, custard, bananas.
  • Whip the cream until it is thick and spoon on to the top of the bananas, ensuring all the bananas are covered so they dont go brown before you serve.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top


You can mix this up, adding alcohol if you aren't feeding those that are booze free.  
You can add nuts to the top
You can omit the custard and just have a seven layer cheesecake. 
Banana cake instead of the biscuits etc.  

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