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A delicious no-bake banoffee cheesecake with a biscuit crust, smooth caramel, fresh banana, vanilla cheesecake and cream topping!

Banoffee cheesecake

So say hello to one of the most requested recipes I have ever had in my life – honestly, I think I lost count of requests for this recipe about two years ago! It’s been completely mad, and I’m sorry I didn’t bring it to you sooner haha!

Basically, if you aren’t aware, there’s only a few  reason that banana recipes are so far lacking on my blog a little. I have my banana bread, Biscoff banana bread and my yummy banana traybake cake! However my limited selection is because I can’t actually eat banana! It’s one of those weird reactions to random foods, and I get poorly. 

However, even though I can’t eat it… my family LOVES it. So, as they are my official taste tester for anything banana related! And that includes this. It just so happens that banoffee is one of his favourite things, along with cheesecake, so he was more than happy to oblige! 

No bake recipe

So! This recipe is quite simple – and basically it’s just a regular banoffee pie with cheesecake added in – which is what we want. An easy, no-bake banoffee cheesecake, that you can all make really quickly. 

I followed a similar idea to my Lemon Meringue Cheesecake in using a tart/pie tin – I wanted something that would more easily contain the caramel as it stays quite runny! Just like my Rolo Tart as well. 


A simple plain biscuit base – 2:1 biscuit to butter. You want this to be firm – you want the biscuit base/crust to be hard so that it doesn’t break apart into nothing! I use a loose bottomed 23cm tart tin because it’s the easiest for this sort of bake!


I then use a simple ready made caramel. Whether it’s carnations, or another brand – you just want a relatively thick caramel sauce! Salted or not salted, or even a dulce de leche! Something delicious and yummy. You can also make your own homemade caramel sauce

You spread/pour the caramel over the biscuit base. Then, you slice on some banana. I used two larger bananas – but you just want to cut them to about 1cm thick pieces, and press them into the caramel slightly. I don’t use too much, as you still want the cheesecake bit to fit!


The cheesecake itself is very simple – and smaller than a usual cheesecake because of the caramel and banana. I used half the normal cream, and also half the normal soft cream cheese. I naturally used mascarpone as it’s sweeter, and my family prefer that – but you can use any soft cream cheese, as long as it’s full fat. 

I add all my ingredients to the same bowl, but you can whisk the cream up separately, and fold into the soft cream cheese – whatever you find easier is always the best thing do to! 

I flavour the cheesecake with some vanilla, but you can use a different flavouring or leave it out – and I also sweeten it slightly with some icing sugar. You can use caster sugar instead, but sometimes that can leave a grainy texture. You want to whisk the ingredients up until thick – and then spread it on top of the caramel and banana. 

Set and decorate!

Then, as usual – I let my cheesecake set. Because the cheesecake is surrounded by biscuit, and because there is less – it does take less time to set. After it’s set, I add on some whipped cream (don’t use pre-whipped cream from a can, it never works) – and grate on some chocolate!! 

I love every element about this, bar the banana of course, but either way – I know it’s delicious for you all. Biscuit, caramel, banana, cheesecake and cream – where can you really go wrong?! I hope you all love it! x

Banoffee Cheesecake!

A delicious no-bake banoffee cheesecake with a biscuit crust, smooth caramel, fresh banana, vanilla cheesecake and cream topping!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cheesecake
Keyword: banana, Banoffee
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Setting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Biscuit Crust

  • 300 g digestives
  • 150 g unsalted butter (melted)


  • 150 g caramel
  • 2 large bananas (sliced 1cm)
  • 250 g full-fat cream cheese (room temp)
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 ml double cream


  • 150 ml double cream
  • 25 g icing sugar
  • 25 g grated chocolate


For the Biscuit

  • Using a food processor, blitz all of the biscuits to a fine crumb and mix in the melted butter. Press this into the sides and base of a 23cm pie/flan tin (mine was 3cm deep). 
  • It might be easier to use your hands and fingers for this! Make sure that the side parts are thick enough to hold once removed. Refrigerate for now.

For the Filling

  • Prep your caramel - if using a ready made caramel like me, I just loosen it a bit by stiring it in a bowl first.
  • Pour onto the biscuit and smooth over! Slice your banana into 1cm pieces, and push them into the caramel. You want one layer of banana pieces!
  • In a new bowl, add your cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla - whisk/stir until smooth.
  • Add in your liquid double cream, and whip until thick - alternatively, whip your cream separately to soft peaks, and then fold through.
  • Carefully spread the cheesecake mix over the banana and caramel. I find it easier to do smaller dollops, and then spread!
  • Set your cheesecake in the fridge for a minimum of 3-4 hours!

For the Topping

  • Whip your second lot of double cream, with the icing sugar to soft peaks.
  • Pipe or spread over the top of the cheesecake!
  • Sprinkle over some grated chocolate.


  • This recipe will last for 3 days in the fridge!
  • You can use any homemade caramel, ready made caramel, or salted caramel and so on!! 
  • I used two large bananas, but you just want enough to create one layer of banana - you can of course add more banana, but you still want the cheesecake to fit in the tart/pie too!
  • The whipped cream topping is completely optional!
  • You can mash some banana and fold that into the cheesecake mix if you want it more banana flavoured!
  • You can make the base chocolate flavoured by adding 25g of cocoa powder to the biscuit crust when mixing together!
  • I used this tart tin in this recipe!


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  1. Jacqui on February 2, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    5 stars
    This is so good ! thank you . It does ooze quite a lot so thinking of making individual cheesecakes using loose bottom tins… would this work do you think?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 11, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      I’d make a biscuit barrier for the filling so that it doesn’t spill, but otherwise yes!

  2. Dee on November 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Hi jane, always use your recipes, and turn out great, never used this one though, do the banana, s keep well in the cheesecake or could you add lemon juice to stop them browning, thanks dee. X

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Hiya! You can definitely give it a go – but at some point they will brown anyway. Hope this helps! x

  3. Jackie Rea on August 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Just made banoffe cheesecake.
    Think I will be lining tin next time .very nice though.

  4. DebM on May 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    5 stars
    Just wanted to say “Thanks for yet another fab recipe”!
    I made the Banoffee Cheesecake this morning, absolutely LOVE it and so simple to make!
    First time making it but definitely won’t be the last! 👌😋

    • Tracey on September 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      4 stars
      My dulce de leche didn’t set and ran out of the bottom of the cheesecake. What did I do wrong? It tasted great though. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 30, 2022 at 10:08 am

      It’s not meant to set completely as it’s an easy quick dessert – but also it’s important to use a tart tin so it incases the caramel until sliced!

  5. Zena on May 2, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    5 stars
    Really easy & soo good, especially with salted caramel!

  6. Agatha Quarcoo-Brunt on March 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Hi, I’m a great fan of your recipes. I often make your cheesecakes and portion them up and freeze them.

    Does this banana one freeze well, I have a lot of bananas!

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 11, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      Yes absolutely, you can freeze it for up to 3 months! Enjoy! x

  7. Rosy on December 29, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Jane

    I’m planning on making this cheesecake for New Year’s Day and was wondering if it’s ok to use stork butter for the base? Also, I have the Carnations caramel drizzle sauce in the squeezy bottle – will this work or will I need the tinned version?
    Thank you! 🙂 x

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      Hiya! Yes, both of these work! Hope this helps, enjoy x

  8. Karen on November 14, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant, could I use lactose free cream and soft cheese? If so, would I just do a straight swap or would quantities need adjustment? The lactose free cream always seems to take ages to whip and I think is a bit more ‘wet’ than standard cream. TIA.

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 15, 2021 at 11:43 am

      Hiya! unfortunately I have not tested this recipe as lactose free before, so im unsure – but if you give it a go please let me know how you get on! x

  9. Emily on August 7, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    5 stars
    What sort of caramel would you recommend for this? I’m making it for a wedding anniversary so want it to be perfect!! Thankyou x

  10. Laura on August 6, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Hi I don’t have a sour/flan tin I only have loose bottom 8” tin. Any help would be much appreciated

  11. Rachelle on June 21, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe and so did everyone who tried it!
    I have one question Jane, I really struggled with the base. The mixture was really wet and I struggled to use it so had to put it in the fridge to stiffen it up. I couldn’t do the sides at all until it was more still.
    Could it have just been where its been hot? I think I then worked it too much as the overall flavour was quite sickly and it was pretty solid. I’d like to try making it again but I don’t want to make the same mistake twice.

  12. Rachelle Roots on June 21, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe and so did everyone who tried it!
    I have one question Jane, I really struggled with the base. The mixture was really wet and I struggled to use it so had to put it in the fridge to stiffen it up. I couldn’t do the sides at all until it was more still.
    Could it have just been where its been hot? I think I then worked it too much as the overall flavour was quite sickly and it was pretty solid. I’d like to try making it again but I don’t want to make the same mistake twice.

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 28, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      Hiya, it could be just try reducing the butter next time xx

  13. Millie on May 27, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Hey Jane!
    I am making this for my mother in law who is banoffee obsessed. I have two questions: can I make the biscuit and cheesecake layer and leave overnight and add the whipped cream top the morning after? Also, I have a 25cm deep tin, I was planning on increasing the recipe by 1/2, do you think I’ll need more than this?

    Thank you and can’t wait to make this!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 28, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Hey! Yes you can and do you mean 25cm deep or wide? If you mean wide increasing the recipe by half should be fine. I hope you enjoy!xx

    • Penny on October 2, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Can this be frozen?

  14. Beth on May 19, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Very excited to try this! Could you use biscoff spread instead of the caramel?
    I also have a 25cm quiche tin..would you recommend increasing measurements? If so, how much would you recommend?


    • Jane's Patisserie on May 19, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Hello! Yes you could do, and yes I would recommend increasing by about half xx

  15. Helen on March 18, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    This looks delicious! If I used a normal cheesecake tin but used the caramel recipe from your millionaires shortbread do you think the caramel would stay firm and hold?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 23, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      It would do, but that makes a lot more caramel so you may want half x

  16. Louise Alderman on February 14, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    5 stars
    Made this for Valentine’s Day for my husband & it was a massive hit! Will definitely be making this again!

  17. Sam Sharp on December 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    5 stars
    I loved this! Banoffee pie is my favourite so this cheesecake version definitely topped it for me.
    Using carnation caramel is runny but, I liked that about it.
    One question, I have tried lots of your cheesecakes because they are amazing, & easy to make.
    When you whisk up the cream cheese & cream for the cheesecake filling, how long do you suggest mixing it for with an electric mixer?
    I’m not sure I do it for long enough, my mixture is thick but seems a bit softer in texture once it’s set & I cut it into pieces.

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 26, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      I can’t reaaaaally say a time because all mixers vary! You can try whipping the cream separately and see if that works better for you, or just try leaving it to set for longer? x

  18. Betti on December 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    5 stars
    Hii, I was wondering if it would be possible to replace the caramel with dulce de leche?

  19. Tea.j.bakes on December 8, 2020 at 8:39 am

    5 stars
    I’ve made this twice. Once as shown here into one big cheesecake and once as little mini baoffee cheesecakes where I used muffin cases in a muffin tin as moulds. (This recipe made 14 muffin cases) Both were a huge hit! So delicious and everyone loved them.

    Just personal preference, but we made the mini ones without the cream layer on top and preferred it as that cheesecake layer is soooo good.
    The caramel is also a bit runny, nothing too major, just slightly oozes out when you cut a slice. I might consider adding a bit or cornstarch or something to the caramel next time so it stays in place but its still great as is!

    • Mrs kim ricketts on March 7, 2021 at 5:05 pm

      Or add a little melted white chocolate to the runny caramel. When it goes cool it sets harder

  20. Gill on December 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Ive made this recipe before and was delicious! Wanted to ask when did you remove the biscuit layer from the tin? I left mine in the tin to set overnight, but then really struggled to get it out the tin and started damaging the biscuit base.

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      I use a loose bottomed tart tin, and find I can place the tin on a smaller object (like a tin) and then carefully push the side of the tin off! x

  21. Christina on November 8, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Is there any way of making this as a normal cheesecake? So like your other cheesecakes with the 500g cream cheese cheese and the 300ml cream. How much of the other bits would I need? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 9, 2020 at 11:06 am

      The reason I make this one as I do is to resemble the pie, but also to contain the caramel and banana better (if there is no biscuit sides, it will just fall out of the cheesecake) so you can, just bare in mind it’s still a good idea to have a biscuit edge to the cheesecake rather than a base xx

  22. Rosie on October 8, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve made banoffee pie a lot, and the extra cheesecake layer was such an amazing addition! My husband said it’s the best thing I’ve made, so it was a real hit 😀

  23. Sharon on September 14, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Jane, can you freeze this cheesecake?

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 14, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      You can, but usually something like this I find best served fresh! (Or it’s better to freeze it in individual portions!)

  24. Sophie on September 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane, absolutely love this recipe, it is easy to follow and the result is delicious. My first time baking and I am excited to try more of your recipes! One question, I really struggled to get the slices out of the dish, the biscuit completely fell apart. Is there something I am doing wrong? Many thanks.

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 14, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      If the biscuit fell apart it usually means it’s just not compressed enough – but you can always try adding in more butter to solidify it, or bake it slightly?

  25. Georgia May on July 11, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane! I love your recipes, whenever i bake, i always use your recipes!! is there an alternative for cream that is healthier and that i can use in any cheesecake? thanks! xx😗

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 12, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      The cream is often used to help make it set – a cheesecake should be made with full-fat ingredients for the best results! You can try other alternatives but it can change texture/taste/set! x

    • Sakina on December 5, 2020 at 12:07 am

      5 stars
      Hello. Made this recipe a couple of times and it was amazing. Just have a question : I use carnation caramel but when i cut the cake it was so liquid and runny that it went everywhere on the plate. Do you have a solution for this?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

      It will be unfortunately as it’s not a caramel that will set – you can make your own caramel sauce (recipe on my blog) as they tend to set better in the fridge!

  26. Georgia May on July 11, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane! I love your recipes, whenever i bake, i always use your recipes!! is there an alternative for cream that is healthier and that i can use in any cheesecake? thanks! xx

  27. Rachel on July 11, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Will whipping cream topping keep shape in fridge or does it have to be topped straight before serving? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 11, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      If you whip the cream yourself as stated it will be fine – lasts for several days!

  28. B on June 12, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Jane, I love this recipe! From my past experience using tinned caramel (Carnation) to make regular banoffee pie, the caramel has been quite runny and when I sliced it, it leaked out. Is there any possible way to stop this from happening? If the solution is to freeze it, would I do that with the whipped cream on top or should I add that before serving? Thank you! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 13, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Hey! You could use my homemade caramel sauce recipe as when that’s in the fridge it firms up nicely! x

  29. Holly on June 9, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Hello jane,

    Is there any chance I can do this using a 8”/20cm deep spring form tin at all?

    Thanks, xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Hey! Yes you can, you just need to put the biscuits up the side slightly!

    • Hollg on June 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Perfect, thank you for getting back to me!! I shall give this a go for Father’s Day next weekend! Xx

  30. Ellie on June 6, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    This may sound like a stupid question but I’m just unsure. Would you grease and line the tins for a no bake cheesecake such as this one and your many other no-bakes or leave the tin alone?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 6, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      I personally don’t – I find it more annoying to line a tin, but I’ve made so many cheesecakes now I’ve had a lot of practice! You can definitely line them if you prefer, especially if you’re worried about not getting it out! x

  31. Hannah Streatfield on June 5, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Would this still work with a loose bottom cake tin and just having biscuit on the bottom ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      It would – but I would personally recommend putting biscuit up the side a bit still because it holds the caramel in (otherwise it may run out of the sides after you’ve taken it out of the cake tin!

  32. Hannah Streatfield on June 5, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    5 stars
    Would this still work doing it in a loose bottom cake tin and just having biscuit on the bottom ?

  33. Irene on June 3, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Jane I absolutely love your recipes every time I make something I Slice then freeze so if someone pop’s in I always have something nice with a cuppa, I’d love to have a go at the bannoffe cheesecake would that freeze well with having banana in it do you know thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      Hiya! Ahh amazing!! And yes the banana will freeze fine, along with the rest!!

  34. Nadia on June 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm


    First of all, your recipes are awesome! My colleagues in the ER are very happy when i found your website! We don’t have double cream in Holland. Is whipped cream ok for the filling?


    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      You basically want your fattiest liquid cream that can whip – it’s somethings called heavy cream, or whipping cream! You’ll want to follow the method of whipping the cream separately and folding through as it has a lower fat content! x

  35. Ione on June 3, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Jane,
    Could I replace the 50g icing sugar with banana nesquick…

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      Yes definitely!!

    • Sharon Meeds on March 7, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      I have a 20cm flan tin. Would this be too much mixture for this size tin? Could I reduce the amounts of ingredients slightly? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      I would say maybe reduce by about 1/4 x

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