About this recipe:This recipe was given to me by my mother, and I've since handed it down to my daughters. The moist cakes are topped with icing that comes together in no time. And if you'd like even more banana flavour, stir some mashed banana into it.
300g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g mashed ripe bananas
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
100g butter, softened
300g icing sugar
3 tablespoons milk
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Extra time:20min › Ready in:1hr
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin tins two-thirds full.
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
For the icing, in a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency. Ice the cooled fairy cakes.