banana cake on a table with bananas, banana slices and sugar cubes

Fairtrade Banana Cake Recipe

Gather your ingredients, then stir, mix and mash your way to tasty goodnes. Follow this easy-peasy recipe and get stuck in!

drawning of a bunch of bananas

Cake ingredients

  • 500g extra-ripe, soft Fairtrade bananas
  • 400g plain flour
  • 280g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 350g Fairtrade golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 200ml sour cream
  • 3 tsp Fairtrade vanilla extract
  • 4 large free-range eggs

Chocolate Icing

  • 40g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 230g Fairtrade icing sugar
  • 30g Fairtrade cocoa
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. First, preheat your oven to 180 °C/350 °F/ Gas Mark 4. a with unsalted butter. 
  2. Next, sift the baking soda and flour in a large bowl. Stir together. Using an electric hand mixer, add in the butter until the mixture has a creamy consistency. 
  3. Using another bowl, mix the vanilla extract and the sour cream together by hand. Blend this into the flour mixture above. 
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time to the mixture, beating well after each egg. Mix in the sugar. 
  5. Mash the bananas and add to the overall mixture until combined. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the greased cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove from its case and place on a rack to cool. 
  8. Serve your cake warm or without icing. 
  9. For the optional chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and combine with butter, sugar, cocoa and milk. Beat until smooth. Once the cake has cooled, spread evenly and serve.