Banana Upside Down Cake

How To Make Banana Caramel Upside Down Cake

Caramel and banana come together in this delicious variation of a traditional banana caramel cake. Banana Upside Down Cake (you can also make banana bread with this recipe) will be your family’s new favorite!. Soft, Moist, and Gooey this classic banana upside-down cake is very addictive – watch out.

Banana is one of those special flavors that you always remember, imagine sliced bananas on the top and mashed banana through the cake mix, well you do not have to imagine you can make this easily – nothing beats homemade banana cake with caramel- the perfect recipe!

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We used this recipe when we used to commercially make banana bread for upmarket delis – we have made thousands to this recipe every week so we know it works and this Banana Upside Down Cake is one of my favorite recipes ever – with a strong coffee and a dash of maple syrup!! It goes perfectly with a nice dinner of burgers or can be served alongside a Cinnamon Roll with a good coffee.

How do I reheat my leftover upside Down banana cake?

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS For Banana Flip Cakes

  • Upside down cakes or flip cakes are a classic, this recipe also resembles the Bananas Foster, the caramel, cinnamon, and banana work perfectly together.
  • This is a great way to use up your over-ripe bananas on hand and it keeps fresh for a week if covered.
  • The caramel topping we make with butter doesn’t harden up but just delivers flavor.

HOW TO MAKE BANANA UPSIDE DOWN CAKE, STEP BY STEP:

Cut baking parchment paper to size and place on the bottom of the 9″ springform pan.

How To Line A Cake Tin
How To Line A Cake Tin

Make the Caramel by melting the butter and brown sugar together – stirring until a nice bubbly brown liquid forms. Tip this into the baking tin and smooth out so it covers the surface.

Make A Caramel Banana Flip Cake Topping
How To Line A Cake TinMake A Caramel Banana Flip Cake Topping

Banana Topping cut the bananas and place them nicely and evenly on the butter caramel mix. This is going to be the top of the cake so make an even pattern.

Caramel for  upside down banana bread recipe
Put the caramel in the cake tin for the upside down banana bread recipe

Now Add the sliced bananas.

Prepare the bananas for caramelized banana cake
Prepare the bananas for caramelized banana cake

Soften the butter (do not melt) – and combine in the food processor with the white sugar – until it is a light-colored creamy texture.

Next, beat in the eggs one at a time and add a tablespoon of flour between each egg. Then add in the rest of your dry mix to the food processor followed by the ripe bananas and mix till an even creamy banana cake mix is formed. (yellow cake mix)

Put The Banana Cake Mix In the Baking Tin
Put The Banana Cake Mix In the Baking Tin

Preheat oven to 340F for a fan oven or 350F for a normal oven (170C).

Put the cake mix on top of the bananas and caramel in the tin. 

Into the oven for 40-45 minutes at 170C or 340F fan bake oven (if not fan oven increase the temperature by 10 degrees)

Check after 35 minutes.

banana flip cakes
Banana flip cakes YUM

Take out and let the banana cake cool for 5 minutes before flipping.

When I flip out this cake and see the gooey caramel run down the sides if go and pour a coffee sit down and have best banana desserts ever

…. you simply can not beat banana flip cakes

My other favorite cake is an ultra-moist carrot cake made in an instant pot!!

 

Banana Upside Down Cake

 
Caramel and banana collide in this perfectly delicious spin on a traditional cake. Banana Upside Down Cake will be your new fave, gooey, flavorful, and absolutely addictive.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana upside down cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Rose
Cost: $5.50

Ingredients

  • Topping: Brown Sugar Mixture1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 bananas thinly sliced
  • Cake:½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar white
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2.5 cups self-raising flour
  • 4 bananas ripe 1lb / 500g after peeling - this is for the cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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  • 1 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  • Oven:Preheat oven to 340F for a fan oven or 350F for a normal oven (170C).
  • Cake Tin: Cut baking parchment paper to size and place on the bottom of the 9″ springform pan
  • Cake Topping: Make the Caramel by melting the butter and brown sugar together - stirring until a nice bubbly brown liquid forms. Tip this into the baking tin and smooth out so it covers the surface.
  • Banana Topping cut the bananas and place them nicely and evenly on the butter caramel mix. This is going to be the top of the cake so make an even pattern.
  • Cake Mix: Soften the butter (do not melt) - and combine in the food processor with the white sugar - until it is a light-colored creamy texture. Next, beat in the eggs one at a time and add a tablespoon of flour between each egg. Then add in the rest of your dry mix to the food processor followed by the ripe bananas and mix till an even creamy banana cake mix is formed. (yellow cake mix)
  • Mix In Tin: Put the cake mix on top of the bananas and caramel in the tin.
  • Oven: Into the oven for 40-45 minutes at 170C or 340F fan bake oven (if not fan oven increase the temperature by 10 degrees)
  • Check: Check after 35 minutes. Take out and let the banana cake cool for 5 minutes before flipping

Notes

Use a 9" round spring-form pan with high sides - this cake rises well
Overripe bananas make the recipe even better - so do not throw them out - make a cake.
 
Let the cake rest in the tin for about 5 minutes before turning onto a serving platter.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING BANANA UPSIDE DOWN CAKE:

  • Use a 9″ round spring-form pan this cake rises really well.
  • Combine your brown sugar and melted butter in a medium heat pan – not too hot and continually stir so it does not burn.
  • You can use ripe or overripe bananas that add a nice caramel sauce type taste to the loaf, bread or cake.
  • Let cake rest in pan for about 5 minutes before turning onto a serving plate.

What makes this banana flip cake different is the banana layer on top, they are caramelized like ready-made bananas foster. Top it with some ice cream or cream and wow do you have heaven on a plate.

Additional Variations You can try for this banana foster upside down cake are

  • coconut and coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • it can be made in a cast iron skillet – but make it a thinner cake.
  • chocolate chips -great for kids
  • vanilla ice cream
  • buttermilk
  • ordinary flour and baking soda
  • freshly ground cinnamon
  • sour cream or plain yogurt will make it an extra moist caramel banana upside down cake

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