Dotty banana fairy cakes

Dotty banana fairy cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins - 22 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze un-iced cakes only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
236
protein
2g
carbs
40g
fat
8g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
31g
salt
0.29g

Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 very ripe banana

To decorate

  • 140g icing sugar
  • 100g ready-to-roll regal icing
  • red food colouring
  • hundreds and thousands

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-bun tin with fairy cake cases. Put the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, vanilla and banana in a big bowl together. Beat with an electric whisk until banana is mashed and everything mixed. Divide between the cases and bake for 20-22 mins until a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool.
  2. To decorate, mix the icing sugar with enough water to be spoonable, but not too runny or it will dribble off the cakes. Spread some over each cake. Knead some food colouring into the regal icing to make a bright red colour. Roll 12 different-size balls, dip one side or the top of each in some sprinkles and stick one on each cake.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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talie265's picture
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Doubled this recipe up, really simple to make and they all were all gobbled up quite quickly! (I didn't bother with the icing). Although after 20 minutes in the oven mine were quite golden-brown on top and so some had a bit of a crunchy top, so I think I'd cook them for a little less time next time (but that could just be my oven!)

arnie_pipe's picture
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These went down a storm at work and were so quick and easy to make! I got more than 12 out of the mix as I only filled the cases half-full. However they were a little on the small side as they don't rise as much as normal fairy cakes - I think filling the cases approx 3/4 full should be about right :-)

lindad4a's picture
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These were lovely... although I didn't follow the recipe to the letter! I used only 90g of sugar. I also used slightly too much Flora Cuisine (the liquid stuff that comes in a bottle) and thought the mix looked a little too runny, so added a generous sprinkle of ground almonds. Finally I threw in a very generous handful of chopped walnuts. I didn't ice them as I didn't want them too sweet, so just sifted a little icing sugar over the cakes before serving. Delicious. And very simple.

It won't let me save a rating, but I'd give it a 5!

francon's picture
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Quick & easy, added another half ripe banana as the ones I had were small. Lovely taste

spronny's picture
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Great little cakes to make with the kids. Very moist...even after a few days.

whidders's picture
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I love this recipe, so easy and really tasty cakes. It is the first Banana Cake recipe I have made where they do not stick to the cake cases! I will definitely be making these again, great for lunchboxes.

poppypixie's picture
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These are very good for little cakes, sometimes they can be a bit dry. Managed to get 10 good sized fairy cakes out of this recipe. They were very light and tasty. Drizzled M&S white chocolate fudge sauce over the top.

miriamcox's picture
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I doubled the recipe, used muffin cases, baked for 30 mins - brilliant! I am about to make another batch to take to my class at school tomorrow. I hope they enjoy them too.

flirtinflight's picture
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so quick to whip up. Made them for the kids to decorate. Very scrummy!

gaylehowland2011's picture
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I have made these 3 times now (everytime i have an over ripe banana), they are SO easy and SO tasty, my children love them.

gerbas's picture

I loved these cupcakes with a subtle banana flavor.
I used water icing with some hundreds and thousands on.
I thought the cake mix was too watery when I was spooning it into the cases but resulted in a nice moist cake. Great for taking to bake sale.

pearlhoque's picture
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Excellent- added coffee buttercream on top and also added some walnuts to cake batter. Banana coffee walnut tastic!

iloveolives's picture

Just made these and thought they were amazing however when my sister thought they were slightly soggy. Thanks for the recipe :) will make these cupcakes again!

rosey1's picture
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Just made these and they smell amazing! Have not tasted as they are for my sons school fair - so maybe I should make some more just to make sure!! Really easy and a great way to use up over ripe bananas

jpeacey's picture
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Super quick!! I iced and added white chocolate giant button on top, sold like "hot cakes" at school fete!

choccy11's picture
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Fantastic recipe, cakes went down a treat, will be making these again and again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Really easy to make. The banana gives the cakes good texture and a subtle flavour. I just used the water icing and sprinkled on hundreds & thousands.

victoria-1980's picture
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Great basic little quick cake recipe which works perfectly. We used these for Red Nose Day. Ideal for children of any age.

doagh22's picture

Great job for school fundraiser. Froze well and were able to be quickly iced the night before school event.

skybun's picture

The simplest little cakes I have ever made! I covered with a ready made chocolate and caramel topping and a chocolate ball on top, again big hit with children and adults.

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