What better way to get more potassium than with my recipe for Upside Down Caramelized Banana Cake? Every time I make this cake or even Pineapple Upside Down Cake, I have to say a prayer. A prayer that the pieces of fruits will unmold from the pan perfectly and I won’t have a mess.
Upside Down Caramelized Banana Cake
My biggest challenge with making any upside-down fruit cake is adding the proper brown sugar and butter measurements. Or maybe I might need some new pans? I am not a huge fan of sweets; therefore, I seldom add the requested amount of sugar in a recipe just because of preference, and I also prefer using organic sugar. But again, investing in some new baking ware does not sound bad. I may be looking for excuses to replace a few things around my kitchen before the New Year. Like they say, out with the old and in with the new!
Going back to the cake, this recipe is pretty much simple. Adding a banana extract might help but not if you are thinking about it. (Just my opinion!) I have tried it with rum, banana extract, and vanilla extract. They are all great, but neither the banana extract nor the rum surpasses the wonderful taste of the vanilla extract. The vanilla extract adds such an outstanding balance to the cake that it will not refuse a second cake slice.
On a quick note, I prefer using a springform pan instead of a regular pan to make my Upside Down Caramelized Banana Cake, as it is easier to remove the cake from a springform cake pan.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and place on top of an aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet to help with drips. In a bowl, Mix the melted butter and brown sugar together, pour and spread evenly along the bottom of the pan. Place the sliced bananas on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture in a circular pattern if preferred.
- Sift flour and baking powder and set aside. In a mixer bowl, add butter and sugar and whip to a cream. At medium speed add eggs one at a time, mixing/whipping well after each addition. Add vanilla sugar, nutmeg, ground ginger and mix well. Remove the bowl from the mixer and with a spatula stir in flour mixture and alternate with milk.
- Spread the batter evenly on top of the bananas slices, and bake in the oven for 45 -55 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes before inverting over a cake tray. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if preferred.
Do not use overripe bananas.
Use organic sugar for a better taste.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.