This is a subtle cake: the coffee tempers the sweetness, and the buttery sweetness keeps it all mellow. Even if you don't make cakes, this one is a cinch. Don't be alarmed if the two sponge layers look thin when you unmold them. They are meant to be, because the cake gains a lot of height with its frosting. This cake is all about old-fashioned, homespun charm, so don't worry about how messy it looks: however the frosting goes on is fine. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)
Banoffee Pie, Recipe. Arguably the best dessert in the world! A classic recipe using condensed milk to make a golden caramel and a crushed biscuit base, sliced bananas, whipped cream and chocolate shavings! YUM!