Upside Down Banana Cake | Real Housemoms
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Upside Down Banana Cake

This Upside Down Banana Cake is a beautiful dessert perfect for special occasions or even just because... because sometimes you just want to indulge in the goodness of caramelized bananas <smile>
Author Marion of Life Tastes Good


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 bananas sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Cake Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or one 13x9" cake pan
  • Combine 4 tablespoons melted butter with 1/2 cup brown sugar and mix well. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly into the bottom of your cake pan(s).
  • Top with sliced bananas, placing bananas in a single layer.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 1/4 cups milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon baking powder and mix until just combined.
  • Pour cake batter evenly into pan(s) and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the center bounces back when lightly pressed. Cook time will vary depending on what size pan you use, so be sure the middle is set (no jiggles).
  • Cool for 15 minutes and then run a knife around the edges of the cake and carefully invert onto a serving platter. Enjoy!