Dotty banana fairy cakes

Dotty banana fairy cakes

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins - 22 mins


Makes 12
These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced cakes only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal236
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.29g
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  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 very ripe banana



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

To decorate

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


  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.

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Comments (25)

Frantic Flapjack's picture

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

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.

helen68's picture

Lovely and simple to make. Very tasty and pretty to look at. Made these with two pupils I work with in primary and they were a big hit both with the children and in the staffroom!!
We used Morrisons chocolate coloured balls to decorate. Brilliant!


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