Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

I am always looking for new ways to use up over ripe bananas. We have so many muffin and cupcake recipes but sometimes you just need little fairy cakes as a sweet treat. These fairy cakes are so simple to make and the perfect thing for the children to have as an afternoon snack without spoiling their dinner – or even for breakfast or dessert.

Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

Fairy cakes are a great alternative to muffins or cupcakes. We use a standard size muffin tin for these cute little bakes but with smaller fairy cake cases – you can get paper cases in so many sizes and styles now. They are so easy to make, the children really enjoy baking them and they have a really lovely flavour too. You really can’t beat cakes with fresh blueberries in!

Can you vary this banana fairy cakes recipe?

I know a lot of people add vanilla to plain cake recipes but I don’t think this one really needs it. It gets all the flavour it needs from the fruit. Having said that, if you don’t have fresh blueberries you could use dried fruit instead for an all year round flavour that the whole family will still enjoy.

Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

We often eat these little blueberry cupcakes still warm from the oven or give them just a little dusting of icing sugar before we dive in. You could ice them if you wanted to but they really are lovely just as they are.

If you’re looking for other recipes to use up ripe bananas you could try our chocolate chip banana muffins, our nutty banana muffin recipe, fruit banana cake or our lovely banana bread recipe.You can see all our overripe banana recipes here.

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.

Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

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.

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Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

These blueberry and banana fairy cakes are a wonderful sweet treat and a great way to use up overripe bananas too.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cakes
Calories 171kcal

Ingredients

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

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Banana Blueberry Fairy Cakes

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