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Fairtrade Banana Cake

This is my family’s favourite banana cake recipe. It’s light, moist, delicious and very easy to make – Grace has been making this since she was a toddler (see picture above)! It uses American cup measurements, I am afraid I haven’t worked out the weight of ingredients in grams. If you don’t have a set of measuring cups you’ll have to invest in some as they are worth it purely so you can make this cake!


3 ripe bananas – mashed

½ cup plain yogurt (I use whatever I have in the fridge!)

½ cup sunflower or vegetable oil

1 cup Fairtrade caster sugar (if you’re bananas are very ripe and you are adding chocolate chips you can reduce this slightly if you like)

1 teaspoon Fairtrade vanilla (I use Taylor and Colledge)

2 large free range eggs

1 ¾ cup self raising flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Large handful of Fairtrade chocolate chips (or chop up a bar of Fairtrade chocolate if you don’t have any chips!) – this is optional but delicious!


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C and grease and line a loaf tin pan.
  • In a large bowl mix together mashed banana, yogurt, oil, and sugar. Mix in vanilla and eggs.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda and mix until just combined – DO NOT OVER MIX – just until there are no remaining streaks of flour. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Add chocolate chips at this point if using.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, until top is browned and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before turning out onto a cooling rack.
  • Slice and enjoy with a cup of Fairtrade Tea.

Original recipe from Creme de la Crumb

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