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Banana Fairy Cakes

Banana Fairy Cakes

A delicious recipe for a quiet Sunday with the family, extremely easy to make and incredibly tasty.

  • 60 g butter or margarine
  • 60g zagar
  • an egg
  • a banana
  • 60g flour
  • a teaspoon of baking powder

Servings: 9

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE THE RECIPE Banana Fairy Cakes:

Mix the butter with the sugar until a fluffy cream forms.

Add the egg and mix everything until a homogeneous cream is formed.

Pass the banana with a fork and add it over the butter cream.

At the end add the flour and baking powder and incorporate them into the cream formed.

Using a spoon, put the cream in muffin tins, fill the forms about three quarters (the recipe says that 6 cakes come out but I got 9).

Put the form in the preheated gas oven at 4 / 180C and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Allow the cakes to cool and in the meantime make the icing from powdered sugar and very little warm water (see mille-feuille). Garnish them with the cream obtained and ready to serve.

GOOD APPETITE!!!


HOW TO MAKE BANANA CAKE

  • Start off by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9 & # 21513 baking pan. Add flour as well, and make sure that the entire pan is covered by a thin layer.
  • Mash up your bananas in a mixing bowl and set them aside for later.
  • Add together the oil, brown sugar, large eggs, banana, vanilla extract and water in a medium bowl until combined.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon then whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Pour into 9 & # 21513 baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
  • Once cooled add your cream cheese and yogurt to a stand mixer and cream well.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  • Spread evenly over the cake.

TOPPINGS AND VARIATIONS

So you have your cake, what now? Switch the powdered sugar and icing for some of these ideas instead.

  • Nuts: put some sliced ​​pecans or chopped walnuts on the top of the cake. You can arrange them into patterns or toss them onto freestyle to give the cake some more texture and make it look extra fancy.
  • Bananas: you can add sliced ​​bananas for a bit of texture. Just like the nuts, you can arrange the slices on top of the cake to dress it up with some extra banana flavor.
  • Muffins: pour the cake batter into a muffin pan to make small, bite-sized cakes that are great for parties.
  • Bundt: bear with us here, this is a fun one. Pour the batter into a bundt pan and serve it up fancy. Party guests will do a delicious double take when they realize it & # 8217s not bundt cake and you & # 8217ll have them wondering what new recipes you & # 8217ve been cooking up.
  • Layer cake: bake two banana cakes and once they & # 8217re cool, pull them out of the cake pan and set them on top of each other with a layer of frosting in between. For a delicious, healthy frosting recipe, use the directions from our Oreo Poke Cake. Frost the rest of the cake, decorate it and never go back to conventional birthday treats again.
  • Top with fun mix-ins like peanut butter, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips or even banana chips. My kids like adding dehydrated bananas to the top.

How Ripe Should the Bananas Be?

Very ripe. Really, you want to overripe bananas about to go bad. This recipe is an awesome way to get rid of the bunch of bananas you swore you were going to eat for breakfast on the way to work but totally forgot about until about five minutes ago. Overripe bananas give the cake it & # 8217s rich flavor, and the ones on the bunch that are still yellow and firm don & # 8217t taste as strongly when they & # 8217re baked.

How to Ripen A Banana Quickly:

If you don & # 8217t have any ripe bananas but want to make banana bread or banana cake today, heat your oven to 350 degrees and place bananas (unpeeled) onto a lined baking sheet (I used parchment paper).

Bake the unpeeled bananas for 15-20 minutes until the outside of the bananas are blackened. The insides will be softened and perfectly ripe for this banana cake recipe or for cupcakes.

BANANA BREAD VS BANANA CAKE

That is a really, really good question, and the short answer is the shape. If it & # 8217s baked into a loaf, it & # 8217s bread. If it & # 8217s baked into a round cake pan, it & # 8217s a cake. There are minor differences from recipe to recipe, but overall they are more similar than different. Even the baking times are similar.

David Leibovitz, an internationally famous pastry chef and author, wrote a long intro for his own banana bread recipe, and in it he brings up some really good points about the bread vs cake question. Even Mr. Leibovitz can & # 8217t say for sure what makes this tasty banana flavored dessert a cake or bread, which makes us feel a little better about our confusion.

AROUND THE WORLD

Banana cake isn & # 8217t just a classic American dessert, it comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes and is a beloved treat all around the world (maybe not with the same cream cheese frosting).

  • Banana Cuca: a mixture of traditional Brazilian cuisine and German streusel cake, banana cake is very similar to our recipe but is covered with cut baked bananas.
  • Kue Nagasari: Indonesian markets sell enough of these small, savory treats that there & # 8217s a special term for the snacks. They are broadly called kue jajan pasar, or & # 8220market munchies.”
  • Gao: at traditional Chinese meals, gao is served between meals to clear the palette. Gao is a small cake that is eaten as a refreshing snack rather than as a dessert.
  • Bánh chuối: this is a Vietnamese dessert that is similar to cake and bread pudding. There are a few different varieties of bánh chuối, and all of them are delicious.

How To Store Banana Cake:

  • It serves: if you keep it covered, you can leave banana cake at room temperature for up to two days as long as you don & # 8217t frost it. So don & # 8217t worry if you accidentally left the cake out last night, it will still be fine. If you frost the cake with the icing it must be refrigerated since it contains both cream cheese and yogurt.
  • blind: your cake will be fine in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: in an airtight container, you can freeze cake for 4 months. When thawing the yogurt in the frosting may cause it to break, so if you know you will be freezing part of this cake I recommend leaving it unfrosted.

Our easy recipe for banana cake is sweet and delicious, and will hit the spot after a good meal! Let me know what you think of the cake in the comments if you try it!


Published: 00:01 BST, 3 February 2013 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 3 February 2013

These are great for breakfast or teatime.

  • 100g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 50g (2oz) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C fan / gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

♥ Measure the butter, eggs, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and bananas into a bowl and beat together until combined and smooth. Mix in the chocolate chips.

♥ Spoon into the paper cases and bake for about 25 minutes until well risen, golden brown and shrinking away from the cases. Remove the cases from the tin and set aside to cool.

♥ Drizzle over the melted chocolate in a zigzag pattern using a small piping bag or teaspoon.

PREPARE AHEAD The cakes can be made up to a day ahead.

FREEZE They freeze well cooked for up to 3 months.

AGA Bake on the grid shelf on the floor of the roasting oven with the cold sheet on the second set of runners for 20-25 minutes.


Recipe Summary

  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch cardamom (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lay out about 18 cupcake (muffin) papers on a baking sheet or place them in a muffin pan.

In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time using an electric mixer, or the whole thing may be mixed in a blender. Add cinnamon and ginger to the batter and mix well. Stir in the flour until well blended. Spoon a generous tablespoon of the batter into each paper, and level it out.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Dust with confectioners' sugar and cardamom when cooled.


What equipment do you need to make these little fairy cakes?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won't need to replace them often.

Here’s our easy recipe for Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes:

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g butter / spread
  • 350 g caster sugar
  • 450 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 150g blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 180C / Fan 160C / gas 4
  • Line muffin pans with fairy cake cases
  • Put all the ingredients, aside from the blueberries, in a mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the blueberries.
  • Spoon the banana mixture into the cake cases and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until browned.

If you’d like to print or pin the Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!


Top 10 Ways to Use Up Ripe Bananas

You & # 8217ll never look at a banana ripe the same way again after discovering the many ways you can use it in cooking. Just because it turns brown, that doesn't mean you should throw it away. We give you the 10 different ways that you can use this delicious fruit.

Bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Manganese. To avoid your bananas getting dark immediately, choose wisely when grocery shopping.

If you want to eat the banana over the course of the week, choose ones that have green tinges on the ends and if you want to eat straight away, choose bananas with small patches of black on the skin. Store in a bowl rather than the fridge (cold temperature will make the skins go black). Try these cool banana saving ways and tell us what you think.

Banana Bread

One of the most popular ways to use ripe bananas is making banana bread. Try a traditional loaf of bread or team it with Brazil nuts or whatever kind of nuts you prefer and if you are on a low-calorie diet, then eat it with a low-fat spread for breakfast.

Baked Bananas

What better way to make a heavenly tasty dessert using ripe bananas and chocolate. Bake the bananas for 10-15 minutes and sprinkle of your choice. Combine with vanilla ice cream.

Microwave Banana Pudding

The bananas have an (obvious) mashable nature. They can easily be worked into a cake batter. This pudding will be a spectacle with your family, and the best part? It will take less than 20 minutes to make. In a bowl, put 1½ bananas, melted butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, eggs, and milk. And microwave for 8 minutes, enjoy.

Banana Ice Cream

Who doesn & # 8217t love ice cream? Do this banana ice cream (which is totally easy) and eat it whenever you want to remember the hot summer days. Just mash the bananas and freeze them. When you want to serve, put in a blender with milk until creamy-like.

Banana Smoothie

Don & # 8217t throw the bananas make a smoothie. Just blend 1 banana, 2 tablespoons almond butter, 2 hard-boiled eggs (whites only), 1 cup almond milk, and 1 handful of ice cubes. A tasty and healthy breakfast.

Banana Pancakes

Pancakes can be the breakfast, the lunch, bunch, snack, dinner & # 8211 you name it they are for every occasion. Mix the bananas with some milk, oats, some eggs (1-2), and using a spoon, make little pancakes on a skillet with melted butter.

Banana Fairy Cakes

The kids love these little cakes. To make them, you will need 100g caster sugar, 100g butter, 140g self-raising flour, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 very ripe banana. Put the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, vanilla, and banana in a big bowl together and mix. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Decorate with bananas.

French Toast

To make the French toast, dip bread slices in a mixture of eggs, milk, vanilla extract, orange juice, and salt and bake them for about 2 minutes on each side. While you are making the toast, peel the bananas and add them to a skillet with brown sugar (cook for 2-3 minutes). Serve the toast topped with the bananas. Delicious.

Feelgood Flapjacks

Try making these healthy bars using ripe bananas, apples, seeds. Heat the butter, peanut butter, and honey until melted. Add the mashed banana, apple, and 100ml hot water. Tip the oats, the dried fruit, and the seeds into a large bowl and stir in the mixture. Bake for 55-60 minutes.

Muffins

It doesn't get any healthier. You will need 300 g self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 100 g light muscovado sugar, 50 g porridge oats (plus 1 tbsp for topping), 2 medium bananas (ripe), 284 ml carton buttermilk, 5 tbsp light olive oil, 2 egg whites, 150 g punnet blueberries. In a bowl, add the flour and baking soda, the sugar, then mix the remainder with the flour and 50 goat. In another bowl, mash the bananas, buttermilk oil, and egg whites. Pour the liquid mixture into the center of the other mixture in the muffin tin. Add the blueberries, sprinkle with oats and bake for 20 minutes.


To make this recipe, preheat the oven to 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4. Grease and line an 18cm (7in) round cake tin.

Reserve half a banana for the icing and place the rest of the bananas in a mixing bowl. Mash until smooth, then set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and bananas, and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda and mix thoroughly. Quickly mix in the walnuts, then pour into the baking tin.

Bake in the oven for 60-75 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Turn out the banana cake and leave to cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing, place the butter and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Heat until melted. Mash the reserved banana until very smooth. Add the melted butter mixture to the mashed banana and beat well, then add the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat thoroughly until very smooth. Use to ice the top of the banana cake once it has cooled. Decorate with chopped walnuts if you wish.


  • 60g butter
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • 60g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Mix the butter with the sugar until soft.
  3. Add the egg and mix everything together until you get smooth paste.
  4. Mash the banana and mix it with the butter.
  5. Sieve the flour and baking powder and using a spatula fold them into the mixture.
  6. Spoon the mixture into 9 cake cases.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Leave the cakes to cool down and decorate them with icing.
  9. Leave the icing to set and ready to serve.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup shortening
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and shredded

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour 24 muffin cups, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the mashed bananas and shredded apples. Fill each muffin cup half full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.


Mary Berry & # 8217s iced fairy cakes recipe

Mary Berry January 1, 2021 8:00 am

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Make perfectly soft, sweet fairy cakes every time with Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes recipe.

In this easy iced fairy cakes recipe, Mary Berry makes a batch of 12 simple fairy cakes in just 30 minutes. Each cupcake is topped with a quick icing that is made using two ingredients icing sugar and warm water. This simple Mary Berry recipe is featured in one of her most famous cookbooks, Mary Berry & # 8217s Baking Bible.


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