Fairtrade Banana Cake

Serves: 4
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 ripe Fairtrade bananas
  • 140g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g (9oz) light soft brown Fairtrade sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g (9oz) self-raising flour
  • 225g (8oz) raisins or 200g
  • Fairtrade dark chocolate broken into small chunks.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, gas mark 4
  2. Lightly grease a 23cm (9in) square cake tin.
  3. Mash 4 ripe bananas, peeled in a bowl, using a fork. Beat in 140g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened, 250g (9oz) light soft brown sugar, 2 eggs and 250g (9oz) self-raising flour, sifted, until well blended. Stir in 225g (8oz) raisins or 200g Fairtrade dark chocolate chunks.
  4. Spoon into prepared tin and level surface.
  5. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool for a minute then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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