Wee Banana Cakes

This recipe is from the fabulous Spooning with Rosie cookbook and is dedicated to Zsolt and the rest of the Fighting Badgers team. These wee guys didn’t hang around set long!

Makes 14-16


65g Softened Butter (I used margarine)

200g Caster Sugar (…soft brown sugar)

1 medium Egg

2 Bananas*

1/2tsp ground Cinnamon

1tsp Baking Powder

60g Plain Flour

65g Wholewheat Flour

Topping: (I made them without this and they were still delicious!)

40ml Water

2tbsp Double Cream

chopped Walnuts

Oven: 150C/Gas 2

  1. Line muffin tray with paper cases
  2. Cream the butter and 120g of the sugar to form a light paste
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, and then fork in the bananas. Mash thoroughly
  4. Add the banana mixture to the creamed butter and sugar a little at a time, beating well after each addition – use a whisk or electric mixer
  5. Sieve in the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder and quickly fold in with a wooden spoon – don’t over-mix, it should still look lumpy but not flour-y
  6. Divide the mixture between the cake cases, leaving space for the cakes to rise
  7. Bake for 15-20min
  8. While the cakes are cooling on a wire rack, place the remaining 80g sugar in a small saucepan with the water
  9. Heat on a low flame until fully dissolved and beginning to turn golden
  10. Add the cream, swirling the pan as you do
  11. Keep swirling til combined and take off the heat – let it cool and thicken
  12. Spoon the cream syrup over the cooling cakes, followed by a sprinkle of walnuts

As mentioned, I didn’t actually make the topping (no cream), and they were still great, so I reckon this recipe could take a bit of tweaking – maybe some nutmeg? Cocoa? Experiments to be done…

*freeze bananas ‘on the turn’ and make recipes like these whenever!


About Rosie

Scientist, producer, data-lover, bicyclist, taker of photos, and forever maker of things
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One Response to Wee Banana Cakes

  1. Rosie says:

    Reblogged this on Fighting Badgers and commented:
    Catering on set is vital…


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