Banana Cheesecake

    45 minutes

    This is a delightful banana cheesecake that does not use any artificial flavours. It also includes an awesome caramel sauce!

    79 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Base
    • 2 cups sweet biscuit crumbs
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
    • Filling
    • 750g cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup mashed banana
    • Caramel Sauce
    • 375ml evaporated milk
    • 435g caramels
    • 1 banana, sliced

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base: In a medium bowl mix together the biscuit crumbs, sugar and melted margarine. Press into the bottom of a greased 20x30cm baking dish.
    3. Filling: In another bowl mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and mashed banana. Pour into the prepared crust.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until the centre is set. Cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
    5. Caramel Sauce: Combine evaporated milk and caramels in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring frequently until caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth.
    6. Garnish the cheesecake with banana slices and drizzle caramel sauce over.

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    The cheesecake itself is wonderful -- almost the texture of banana pudding, with a thick, flavorful crust. Maybe it's because the crust wasn't baked ahead of time, or maybe because I only used an 8x12 baking dish, but it came out very thick and with a great texture, unlike some crusts that fall apart when you serve them. But the other reviewers are right, the caramel sauce is a flop, it's like water. Next time I'll just use pre-made caramel topping, if anything. BTW, don't forget to douse the banana slices in lemon juice or vitamin C before garnishing, so they don't turn brown.  -  28 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for a dinner party and it was a big hit! Everyone loved it! Took the advice of different people here. I doubled the amount of mashed bananas and I think it definitely gave the cake a better, stronger, more "banana" flavor. I also "cheated" and just used a jar of caramel sauce from the store. Shortly before serving, I decorated the top with the caramel sauce and sliced bananas around the rim. This cake is so easy but tastes like you slaved over it for hours! Will definitely be making this again!!  -  05 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The cheesecake is very creamy! Not dry like some cheesecakes. Good Crust, just a hint of sweetness. Next time I'd make it 1 cup banana for more flavor. Also, the caramels should be melted in a double broiler and add the evaporated milk slowly until it reaches the consistency desired. Drizzle on cool cheesecake. Cover to keep from drying out. Family liked it and so did co-workers! Thanks for sharing.  -  14 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)