Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Banana Upside-down Cake

This is a new take on pineapple upside-down cake . I made this cake using my Peach Upside Down Cake recipe. Instead of peaches I replaced it with banana and very slight changes to the ingredients. I just love the sticky brown caramel sugar dripping down the side of this moist banana cake. This cake will be great for entertaining or just have it for afternoon tea.

Ingredients for topping:

4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 bananas - peeled and sliced


Ingredients for the cake:

1 stick of butter (1/2 cup or 113 grms)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large egg
2 tbsp sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas - mashed

1. Line and greased an 8” round pan or a square baking pan. Prepare the topping. Melt the butter and brown sugar. Pour it to the base of baking pan. Arrange the sliced bananas over the base. Set it aside.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg one at a time until well combined.
3. Add in vanilla and sour cream. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Slow down the mixer and slowly add in the flour. Mix until combined and lastly fold in the mashed banans.
4. Spread the batter over the bananas and bake the cake for 45 - 50 minutes or until golden brown. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting it to a serving plate.

27 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Although too many banana cakes that made me currently not intention to bake anymore but the caramised bananas do making me drooling, sure to be yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

You know Gert, I made the exact Banana upside down cake a couple weeks back but have not got to post it. :P The bananas you used were sliced length wise...very different. Will post up soon....;)

Shereen said...

This is just genius and I have not seen anyone else done a cake like this.That looks good but if I were to bake this,you know la the boys will give me a dirty look...hahahah.

busygran said...

The caramelized bananas looks good. The cake must be super moist. Yum!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

GAWD!!!!!!
This cake made me drool!
I've never ever seen such a banana cake.

ReeseKitchen said...

Its so special. I've tried pineapples and red apples upside down cake but never thought of banana. This looks good!!!

Jennifurla said...

Great idea, and it just look beautiful and very special to serve

Anncoo said...

Very creative! I love the way you arranged the bananas and I can see the caramel sugar dripping down..so tempting ;D

Debbie said...

Oh what a great recipe!!! I am going to try it since I love banana cakes and breads! Thanks for posting this!

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great idea! Make a nice presentation too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert
I must try this. I have just plain full cream in the fridge. Can I use that as a substitute to the sour cream? Thanks, Leen (Australia)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So tempting...

Ho Ho Ho said...

wow! what a clever idea...:) banana cake with a twist... luv it

Quinn said...

I think this is very very smart and now you're making me think of doing a banana tarte tatin. The bananas look so elegant sliced lengthwise instead of the usual coin shape. Great job and that gooey caramel that is leaking down the sides of the cake definitely has leak-ability and lick-ability, gosh....so orgasmic, don't even know if such word really exist!!!

Chef Dennis said...

OMG...that looks incredible...those beautifully caramelized banana's wow...great choice for this cake...but I would love to have seen the peach as well!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

what a great idea, this cake sound good, nice to have a slice of this cake wit a cup of tea..

zurin said...

nom nom nom...one of my fave cakes is a banana cake. But This one tops the list .

Jeannie said...

This looks seriously good! Bookmarking this for when I have bananas to clear:D Thanks for sharing!

Cheah said...

What a lovely idea! Never thought of using bananas this way. Will bookmark this. Thanks for sharing!

Rootie said...

Wow, I love banana cake and this one looks really good. Gotta try that one next time. Thanks for posting! :D

ICook4Fun said...

Jess, thanks.

Bee Bee, great mind think alike. Looking forward to see your posting.

Shereen, thanks. Too bad the boys are not interested in fruits :)

Busygran, thanks.

Wendy, thank you.

Reese, do try this out.

Jennifurla, thanks.

Anncoo, yea I arranged the bananas it differently.

ICook4Fun said...

Debbie, you are welcome.

LCOM, thanks.

Leen, you can always replace the sour cream with yogurt.

Ho Ho Ho, thanks.

Quinn, ha ha thank you.

Chef Dennis, just click on the link and it will get you to my peach upside down cake.

Sonia, yea great for afternoon tea.

Zurin, mine too :)

Jeannie, hope you like this cake.

Cheah, you are welcome.

Rootie, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Jun Belen said...

Oh my. that looks really delicious. This is something I have to try for sure. I made pineapple upside down cake before and this is a must-try. Thank you for the recipe.

Cakebrain said...

That's a great idea! I love how the bananas look all caramelized...

Brita said...

This cake is incredible! I just spent the afternoon baking it and now I'm eating a piece with tea—so delicious. I decided to add walnuts to the batter and to the topping, and the extra crunch is very good.

Thank you for this great recipe!

Christelle said...

Oh I love the look of it! i'm just afraid the bananas I find in the UK wan't taste as good as the asian ones :(

Anonymous said...

I made it ....it's soo delicious ! Can't wait to share it with others