Dotty banana fairy cakes

Dotty banana fairy cakes

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(33 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs



    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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21st Jan, 2013
Great little cakes to make with the kids. Very moist...even after a few days.
14th May, 2012
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.
23rd Apr, 2012
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.
27th Mar, 2012
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.
24th Mar, 2012
so quick to whip up. Made them for the kids to decorate. Very scrummy!
16th Mar, 2012
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.
4th Nov, 2011
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.
10th Oct, 2011
Excellent- added coffee buttercream on top and also added some walnuts to cake batter. Banana coffee walnut tastic!
31st Jul, 2011
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!
7th Jul, 2011
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


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