This Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake is so moist and delicious that it melts in the mouth. The added dried fruit provides some extra sweetness and texture. It is surprisingly simple and is a fun one to make with the young bakers. The bananas are easier to mash when they are ripe so this is a really good way to use up those over ripe bananas left in your fruit bowl.

Heavenly enjoyed on its own or with your afternoon tea.


3 Small Bananas

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

125g Unsalted Butter

150g Golden Caster Sugar

2 Eggs

300g Self-Raising Flour

125g Zeina Dried Figs, chopped

75g Zeina Dried Cranberries

2 tbsp Zeina Sunflower Seeds



Large Mixing Bowl

Small Bowl

Loaf Tin



  1. Place the bananas in the small bowl with the lemon juice and mash thoroughly with a fork.Banana for a Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Cake mix for Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  3. Add the banana, self-raising flour and eggs to the butter and sugar and beat together until fully combined. Cake mix for Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  4. Add in the cranberries and chopped figs and stir through. Cake mix for Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  5. Grease your loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper. Spoon in the mixture and smooth out flat. Sprinkle over the sunflower seeds. Cake mix for Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  6. Bake at 180oC for 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean.
  7. Take the Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake out from the tin and leave to cool before slicing. Completed Banana, Fig & Cranberry Cake
  8. Enjoy your cake! Very important step.