Why not try this Fairtrade recipe:

Banana Cake Serves

4 Time prep 20 mins Time cook 45 mins


  • 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


Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 23cm (9in) square cake tin. 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. Spoon into prepared tin and level surface. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 4 Remove from the heat. Allow to cool for a minute then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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