Banana fairy cakes

Banana fairy cakes

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 8
Good Food reader, Mita Patel, shares her recipe for these cute, energy-giving, choc-banana treats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories256
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.47g
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  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

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  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg



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  • 50g melted butter, cooled



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  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 small ripe bananas, 1 mashed, 1 sliced



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  • 140g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling



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  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a bun tin with 8 paper cases. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar with a pinch of salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, melted butter and milk for 20 secs; add the mashed banana and beat for a further 5 secs until everything is nicely mixed.

  3. Pour the banana mix into the flour and fold everything together. Once it is almost combined, add 85g of the white chocolate – the mixture will still look a little lumpy. Spoon the cake mix into the paper cases and bake for 18-20 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining white chocolate over a pan of barely simmering water. Allow to cool a bit, then spread on top of the cakes. Add a couple of slices of banana and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Comments (10)

raely's picture
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Brilliant recipe! Delicious, soft, fluffy and also filling because of the wholemeal flour. 5 stars!

shubhangi's picture

Just tried this and its easy enough to make. I used dark chocolate which didn't come out perfect because the dark chocolate was too bitter. Would try this again with milk chocolate and some nuts. Also needs more banana. I didn't really get enough of a banana taste. I set the oven higher as well to get a better rise as I didn't expect whole wheat to rise as much which worked as well.

morph73's picture

Lovely and so easy to make. I swapped Spelt for the Wholemeal and they were delish! A big thumbs up from all the family!

morph73's picture

Lovely, easy to make cakes. I used Spelt flour (straight switch with the Wholemeal flour) and didn't ice them but they were still delish and got a big thumbs up from my family!

biaria's picture

Really delicious , I thought they may be too sweet with the banana and white chocolate but they weren,t at all , a great way to use over ripe bananas.

cathbond's picture
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Really yummy and so simple to make.
I made 15 fairy cakes, used SR wholemeal flour and milk chocolate as that's what was in my cupboard!
I put milk chocolate and chopped nuts on the top.
Definitely will make thes again, especially when I have a mushy brown banana sat sadly in the fruit bowl!

ilaria72's picture
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i used dark chcolate drops instead of white chocolate (my 8 years old desn't like the white one!!!) and coated with extra dark and some dried bananas chips on top and it was a great success! I want to try with the white one tho!

hannahspruijt's picture
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Yummy! I adapted as didn't want to use white chocolate to be a bit healthier... I added chopped pecans and topped with pumpkin seeds. I doubled the mixture and had to use muffin tin and muffin cases (don't have a fairy cake tin!), but still made 18 nicely. Very pleased and hubby LOVES them.

cooknook's picture

I made these fairy cakes just as it says to make them and they were delicious !
Everyone loved them will definately be making them again.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Didn't add any white chocolate on top. These are lovely though.

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