Apple banana fairy cakes

    45 min

    These apple banana fairy cakes smell as good as they taste! Moist, delicious and full of fruit goodness. Top with your favourite cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 140g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 225g ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 apples - peeled, cored and grated

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease and flour 24 muffin cups, or use paper cases. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter 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 grated apples. Fill each muffin cup half full.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Took shortcuts. I'm very lazy, I used a blender and pureed the banana and apple, it made the cakes lovely and smooth, really good because the kids didn't realise there was any fruit in the cakes!  -  30 Mar 2010


    Hello, what kind of apples did you use ie, cooking or eating? x  -  02 Oct 2011


    Used different ingredients. used fromage frais instead of buttermilk - same quantity as in recipe  -  05 Jul 2010