Banana Upside-down Cake

Look at those caramel covered bananas. I can't even begin to describe how scrumptious this cake smells, let alone tastes. But before I get into this amazing and easy recipe, let me ask you something: have you had a chance to visit my other blog, Reading and Recipes? I'm actually a co-blogger with my dad (Hi, Dad!). As the "Welcome" page explains, we are both very passionate people who have fun doing projects together. This is our first formal project in which we each take our special talents and put them together--he enjoys writing and loves sharing his work even more, while I enjoy baking and sharing delicious recipes with you. If you have a free second, swing by and pay our blog a visit.


Reading and Recipes showcases lots of easy dessert recipes that are made in smaller batches. This Banana Upside-down Cake recipe just so happens to be the latest post. And believe it or not (although how can you not), it has been a huge hit on Reading and Recipes. We posted this recipe on Thursday and it has already received many visits and more pins than any of our other posts to date. So, because I love my Cooking to Perfection followers so much, I'm sharing it on here as well; after all, I don't want y'all to miss out!


Given how impressive this cake looks, it is amazing how easy it is to make. In less than 15 minutes, this cake is prepped and ready for the oven. And with only one bowl and one cutting board required, there are hardly any dishes to clean. How can you beat that? And I hate to admit this, but after three days, the cake is nearly gone. While I did share some with my neighbors, I couldn't help but cut a big slice for lunch AND dinner yesterday. It's just that good.


So, indulge yourself this weekend and make this simple yet mouthwatering cake. And happy weekend to all of you!

Banana Upside-down Cake (adapted from Babble)
(6-8 servings)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (divided)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large bananas, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray an 8 or 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Add half of the butter (1/4 cup) to a mixing bowl with the granulated sugar. Beat these ingredients together until a light and fluffy mixture is created. Add the egg and vanilla, and blend until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Add 1/2 cup of flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and slowly mix into the batter. Before the flour is all the way incorporated, add the milk and remaining 1/2 cup of flour, and slowly mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated, careful not to over mix.

Place the remaining 1/4 cup of butter in the round cake pan and put it in the preheated oven. Once the butter is melted, remove from the oven and stir in the brown sugar. Lay sliced bananas onto brown sugar mixture until all of the brown sugar and butter is covered. Pour the cake batter on top of the bananas. Place the cake in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake springs back slightly when touched. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before inverting over a serving plate. Serve this cake warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Nutritional Info 
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 274.7
Total Fat: 12.4 g
Cholesterol: 54.3 mg
Sodium: 98.4 mg
Total Carbs: 43.5 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Sugars: 28.8 g
Protein: 2.8 g

Elaine

4 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous cake! I don't think I've ever seen a banana upside-down version.

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    1. Thanks, Erin! I love that this is a fun variation on the classic pineapple upside-down cake. I imagine you could probably make this cake with just about any fruit and it would be delicious.

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  2. I love that you and your dad have such a fun project together! How cool!! And this cake looks super yummy! I love bananas in pretty much anything

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! Our blog together is such a fun project--it is amazing to think that we've almost been doing it a year! And I hope you give this recipe a try. If you love bananas, you'll definitely love this cake.

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