Banana Toffee Shortcakes

Author: Canadian Living

Strawberries are not the only stars of shortcake. You can make the cupcakes ahead and assemble the dessert at the last minute.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2004

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1/2 cup prepared butterscotch sauce
Banana Toffee Cupcakes:
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Method

Grease 8 muffin cups; set aside.

Banana Toffee Cupcakes: In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk together banana and sour cream. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with banana mixture, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of banana mixture. Stir in toffee bits.

Spoon into prepared muffin cups. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days. Or wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

In bowl, whip cream. Split cupcakes in half. Place bottoms on serving plates; top with whipped cream. Arrange bananas over cream; replace tops. Drizzle with sauce.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 311 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 380.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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