Banana Upside Down Cake

Banana Upside Down Cake

What do you do when you have a sweet craving? Sometimes you give in and go the whole nine yards and make something with what you’ve got. Thus came about this banana upside down cake. I has several super ripe bananas – hate those btw – and the only way I could imagine having them was in either a bread or with this recipe, in a cake. I used a recipe that I’d already tried out for the cake and just added the caramelized bananas…

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4-6 ripe bananas
  • 3-4 tbsp Demerara sugar 

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Butter a 9 inch pan (I used pyrex)
  3. Cut bananas lengthwise and arrange neatly on the bottom of the pan
  4. Sprinkle the Demerara Sugar generously over the bananas
  5. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer
  6. Add eggs 1 at a time
  7. Then the flour with the baking powder
  8. Mix until it s a creamy batter (don’t over mix)
  9. Pour the cake batter evenly over the bananas making sure not to disturb the arrangement.
  10. Bake for about 30 -35 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden.
  11. Cool it before loosening the sides of the cake
  12. Gently invert on to a cake holder.
  13. The bananas should look glazed, caramelized and delicious. 
  14. Enjoy by itself of with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.


Posted on

September 30, 2012

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