Banana fairy cakes

Banana fairy cakes

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(17 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

  • kcal256
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.47g
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  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg



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  • 50g melted butter, cooled



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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



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

    White chocolate

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  • 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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pictish lassie
30th Apr, 2020
Works wonders! Used spelt as didn't have WG flour, and used some chopped up fudge I'd made earlier in the week in place of chocolate....didnt even get my hands on one, family had demolished them
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Roz Cooper
28th Jul, 2018
Love this recipe. Really quick, simple and delicious. I like that it uses wholemeal flour for extra fibre. I used a very overripe banana and it gave great flavour. I don’t think it needs any extra chocolate on the top as is sweet enough on its own. Will make again.
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16th May, 2014
Brilliant recipe! Delicious, soft, fluffy and also filling because of the wholemeal flour. 5 stars!
3rd Jan, 2014
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.
14th Oct, 2013
Lovely and so easy to make. I swapped Spelt for the Wholemeal and they were delish! A big thumbs up from all the family!
14th Oct, 2013
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!
27th Jun, 2012
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.
29th May, 2012
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!
8th May, 2012
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!
23rd Feb, 2012
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.


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