A fragrant banana layer cake made with homemade dulce de leche frosting!

A fragrant banana layer cake made with homemade dulce de leche frosting!

I feel like I need to take a deep breath before introducing this cake. Like I have a celebrity in my midst and I don’t quite know how to acknowledge their presence.

Ahem.

Friends, allow me to introduce to you Dulce de Leche Banana Layer Cake.  I’m talking a moist, three layer banana cake slathered in a tangy dulce de leche frosting, then topped with a dripping of dulce de leche.

GAH. 

A fragrant banana layer cake made with homemade dulce de leche frosting!

Years ago, my dad took my sister and I to Mexico for spring break. I’m not talking Sprang Braek 2001 (thank you, James Franco)… More like a week in Mexico with our dad.

Those 7 days were amazing. Morings on the beach swimming and snorkeling, afternoons exploring the local region, and dinners in town at local restaurants. It was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had.

One of my favorite memories was an afternoon spent swimming at a hotel we stumbled upon quite literally on the side of the road. It had 7-10 beautiful guest rooms and a crystal-clear pool that Rebe and I immediately gravitated towards. Two hours into finding this piece of paradise, our hands were pruny and our bodies pickled from being in the chlorine so long.

A fragrant banana layer cake made with homemade dulce de leche frosting!

As the sun went down over the ocean, our dad asked if we’d like to stay for dinner. After scarfing a plate of pad thai, then ordering a second plate and eating another hefty plate, we settled on bananas foster for dessert.

It was the best banana dish I had ever had.

I have to say, there’s something about banana that gets me every time. I would never pick a banana from a fruit bowl, yet given the opportunity for a slice of banana cake, I would accept every. single. time.

Bananas baked into a delicious cake makes for an epic dessert.

And today, we’re taking bananas to a baked level they’ve never seen before.

A fragrant banana layer cake made with homemade dulce de leche frosting!

The moist and fluffy banana cake is accentuated by an addicting dulce de leche frosting. The frosting has all the taste of dulce de leche with a subtle tangy bite, thanks to the addition of cream cheese.

It makes for quite possibly the most addicting banana dessert I’ve ever had.

I mean, just LOOK at that caramel drip. Are you drooling yet?!

I’m so happy to be partnering with Dixie Crystals for this recipe. Their sugar was the perfect base for this recipe.

Get the recipe on the Dixie Crystals website!

This post was graciously sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own. 

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Maria
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Those drips! Gah!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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The best part. And the most dangerous 🙂

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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WHAT. You aren’t messing around with that frosting and that banana cake, guuuurl.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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No, ma’am!!

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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
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As a kid, banana desserts were never my thing, but as I’ve grown older, I can’t get enough of them. This cake look outrageously delicious, not to mention stunningly beautiful!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much, Nicole! I totally know what you mean. Our tastebuds have grown 🙂

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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Um…holy cow. This cake DID need a proper introduction. And a moment of silence, pause, deep breath or whatever else you want to call it. That sauce!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, thank you!! XO

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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SWOON!! That flavour combination is unreal! Such a gorgeous cake!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much, Katrina! <3

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Julie @ Table for Two
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Holy *expletive* girl!!! This is unbelievable and why isn’t this on a plate in front of me right now?!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Haha, we are too similar. So glad you like it, Julie 🙂

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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This is definitely a celebrity of ca cake banana and caramel pair SO well together! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Medha! Banana and caramel is a dream team 🙂

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Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
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As you said…GAH!!! Looks crazy good Sarah! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hahaha, thank you Mary Ann! Hope you have a great weekend, too 🙂

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ali grace | cookies and grace
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Yep, I’m drooling. That caramel drip is like whoa.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ahhh thank you, Ali!

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June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
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What a gorgeous cake! Love the dulce de leche drips on the side 🙂 And the banana cake looks so delicious and tender, mm 😀

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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The drips are my favorite part, too 🙂

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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OMG girl this is a stunning stunning cake!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you love! It was such a fun one to make 🙂

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
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I could bath in that caramel sauce! Wow.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh so you get me. Like, exactly.

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Olivia
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wow – this looks incredible. i’m planning to bake it for my boyfriend’s birthday this weekend, and i was wondering if you have any tips as to making this cake in 10-inch cake pans instead of in 8-inch ones? cheers!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Olivia! So glad you’ll be making it this weekend!!! Great question. If you’re baking in 10-inch pans, I would either keep the recipe the same and do only 2 layers, or multiply the cake portion of the recipe by 1.5 and do the full 3 layers. In terms of the frosting, you’ll probably want the same x1.5 addition. Hope this helps & happy baking!!

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Sabrina
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This looks fabulous! Pinning now!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Much appreciated 🙂

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Tasbih @ Cleobuttera
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Oh dear God that looks insaaaaaane! Why is it that all I could think of is how much I want to lick those drips?! Amazing Sarah 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hahaha, thank you Tasbih! And the drips. They take the cake, so to speak!

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Absolutely perfect, Sarah! I can almost taste it through your lovely photos 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jennifer!! Would gladly swap a slice for your muffins 🙂

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Aysegul
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Oh my Lord! This cake looks soooo good.
And it is insanely beautifully photographed.
Seriously, I need a slice N-O-W! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you laydaaaaay! So appreciate it. <3

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Jess @ Sweetest Menu
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Just pinned this Sarah! What a drop dead gorgeous layer cake and such a stunning photo shoot – i am in love!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jess! So glad you enjoy it. It was a fun one to make 🙂

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cupcakes
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Yummy for my sunday Banana layer cake, I love the way you cover it with caramel

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Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
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This cake is definitely a star, Sarah! I am exactly like you when it comes to bananas..I never pick them from the fruit basket but I’m always a sucker for them in dessert. This cake looks incredible, and the banana flavor with the dulce de leche sounds amazing! You’ve done a gorgeous job here, deary! XO

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? My sister thinks it’s crazy, but we know what’s up 🙂

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Traci | Vanilla And Bean
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I think I heard a drum roll with that intro, Sarah. Yes, please on banana love in cake, it’s like magic! Gorgeous presentation and mouthwatering appeal! Bravo!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aww, thank you Traci! <3

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Kelley @ Chef Savvy
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What a beautiful cake!! Almost too pretty to eat!

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Blyda de Waal
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I made this cake over the past weekend and it was incredible! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe 🙂

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