Banana fairy cakes

Banana fairy cakes

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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

  • kcal256
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.47g
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Ingredients

  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 50g melted butter, cooled
    Butter

    Butter

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

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

    Banana

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

  • 140g white chocolate, roughly chopped
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

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    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • cinnamon, for sprinkling
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

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    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

Method

  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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bethocallaghan
3rd Jul, 2011
5.05
Didn't add any white chocolate on top. These are lovely though.

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