Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

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We are always making things with over ripe bananas and love to make banana muffins or banana cupcakes. But, I found some little fairy cake cases in the cupboard that were much smaller than the paper cases we would usually use. I thought it would be nice to make some bite size cakes and these mini banana cakes were born.

Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

What are mini banana cakes?

These mini banana cakes are little snack size bakes that have all the flavour of a traditional banana cake. We’ve added fruit to them to give a little more texture and they are a great treat for picnics, a buffet spread, lunchboxes, breakfast or pretty much any time you fancy a sweet treat.

What do you need to make this mini banana cake recipe?

For this recipe we use typical banana cake ingredients – margarine although you can use unsalted butter if you prefer, sugar, vanilla, eggs, self raising flour and, of course, bananas. We also add a little yogurt to make the bake extra moist especially as it has the dried fruit in it.

Although we use self raising flour for these small banana cakes, you could use plain flour and a little baking powder or baking soda if you wanted. We also use caster sugar but granulated sugar or light brown sugar also work really well.

Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

If you didn’t want to include the dried fruit you can use chocolate chips instead or leave the cakes plain. We also enjoy these little cakes plain but you could dust them with powdered sugar, drizzle them with icing or make a lovely cream cheese frosting if you wanted.

If you have mini bundt cake pans you could easily make a small batch of mini banana bundt cakes using this recipe, in any shape that you wish. Mini bundt cakes look great and it would be really nice to have banana ones too.

If you’re looking for other recipes to make here’s our banana bread, ginger fairy cakes and almond muffins recipes. You can see all our recipe for overripe bananas here.

Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

What equipment do you need to make these banana mini 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 delicious Mini Banana Cake recipe:

Ingredients

  • 110g margarine at room temperature
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 bananas
  • 50ml yogurt
  • 220g self raising flour
  • 70g dried fruit

Recipe

  • Preheat oven 190C/375F/Gas 5
  • Cream the margarine, caster sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl before mixing in the eggs.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to create your cake batter.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases and fill each case nearly to the top with the banana mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

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Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

These mini banana cakes are little snack size bakes that have all the flavour of a traditional banana cake. We’ve added fruit to them to give a little more texture and they are a great treat for picnics, a buffet spread, lunchboxes, breakfast or pretty much any time you fancy a sweet treat.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking, banana cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 110 g margarine at room temperature
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 bananas
  • 50 ml yogurt
  • 220 g self raising flour
  • 70 g dried fruit

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 190C/375F/Gas 5
  • Cream the margarine, caster sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl before mixing in the eggs.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to create your cake batter.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases and fill each case nearly to the top with the banana mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

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

Mini Banana Cakes Recipe

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