Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Banana Upside-Down Cake

Bananas combine so well with caramel flavours as seen in these Rum Bananas so I decided to try them out in an upside-down cake. The result was as delicious as I could ever have imagined.


Banana Upside-Down Cake

150 grams dark brown sugar
75 grams butter
bananas, cut into thick slices

250 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
225 grams caster sugar
125 grams melted butter, cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
80mls milk

Line the base of a 20cm/8 inch cake pan.

Cut the bananas into thick discs - the quantity required will depend on the size of your bananas and the size of your cake tin.

Make the topping:

Place the butter and dark brown sugar into a pan and cook until the butter is melted and the mixture amalgamates.

Spoon the hot mixture into the prepared pan and then top with an even layer banana slices. I've chosen to arrange the slices into concentric circles.

Make the cake:

Sift the flour, baking powder and caster sugar into a bowl - lightly beat the eggs with the milk and pouring into the dry ingredients, along with the cooled, melted butter - stir well until combined.

Spoon the batter carefully out over the bananas, smoothing out the top to finish.

Rest the cake tin on a baking tray (this will help catch and escaping toffee) and place in a preheated 180°C/350°F to bake - after 20 minutes check on the cake and if it appears to be browning too quickly, then cover with baking paper lined foil and lower the temperature slightly. Continue cooking for another 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Let it sit in the tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a serving plate.

banana upside down cake

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  1. Hmmmm, this has no bacon in it at all, but it sounds delicious ... I think I may try that next weekend. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  2. mmmm, carmel ans banana's, YUM. what have you done to me?!

  3. Hi Haalo, that looks irresitable! I made one with Bill's recipe and now I will have to give yours a go.

  4. Hmmm, this looks mouth-watering. I shall give it a try some day.

  5. Thank Elkit - hope you enjoy it!

    Not sure Aria - Have I got you baking a cake? ;)

    Thanks Nora - do let me know how it turns out for you.

    Thanks Muskat.

  6. wow....this look delicious enough for me to break my diet. lol. Another recipe for me to try. Wish I have bananas at home right now. Hee...

  7. Haalo, such a coincidence! I have posted a caramel banana pie! :)

    I agree with you, bananas and caramel are wonderful together!

  8. Thanks Jacelyn - it can't be that bad, it's just fruit ;)

    I just loved your pie Patricia - caramel, bananas and that lovely buttery pastry. I'll swap you a piece.

  9. This sounds so incredibly delicious!!

  10. Ohhhh That looks really yummy!!! Hubby hasn't been feeling too great lately and I may have to bake this to help him feel better!!! Thanks!

  11. Is there somewhere I can go to convert grams into cups, teaspoons and such? I'd like to try this. I sounds yummy.

  12. This looks amazing! Caramel and bananas... mmm...

  13. Thanks Deborah!

    Thanks Pat - this should be a smile on his face!

    Hi Protagonist - conversions are all rather haphazard the problem being is that there are at least 3 different volumes that make up 1 cup. For example for 1 cup of flour you'll see conversions showing anything from 110 grams to 160 grams - it's just not accurate enough. I give measures in grams because it's accurate and with electronic scales these days you can get instant conversions into ounces. If you don't have electronic scales it's easy to convert into imperial measures with online calculators.

    Thanks Kevin!

  14. Haalo, just wanted to let you know I made your Banana Upsidedown cake recipe and it was gorgeous!!!! We had it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream last night after supper and I can't wait to have some more later today. YUM!!!! And Thanks!!!

  15. Thank you so much Pat - I am so very happy that you've enjoyed the cake!

  16. I tried this recipe tonight and it worked really well! Didn't add as much sugar and it still tasted so yummy! Thanks for this recipe!

  17. Thanks Jeroxi - so glad you enjoyed it!

  18. hi! :) This cake looks good and sounds simple. I just want to know, how do you store it? Does it need constant refrigeration? :)

  19. Hi Kathartic - there's no special storage requirements, treat it as you would any upside down cake - if it's a really hot summer day then yes, keep it in the fridge but I usually find that it tends to disappear really quickly ;)

  20. This is brilliant! I just made it, and it came out perfectly, tastes amazing too. It won't last long :D

  21. Thanks Megan - happy to hear that!


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