Red Currant- Banana Mini Square Cakes


2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/4 cup buttermilk / yoghurt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup fresh red currants, washed


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a baking pan with 12 mini squares with butter or spray with cooking spray and keep it aside.
  2. Combine together plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar for about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well until combined.
  4. Then add slowly the flour mixture and buttermilk.
  5. Add mashed bananas to the batter and mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the fresh red currants carefully.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack and serve….
  • Can also bake in a greased loaf pan for about 40-45 minutes…
Recipe adapted from here..


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