Banana Foster Upside Down Cake

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-13Pineapple Upside down is a really familiar dessert, and I recently decide to follow a similar concept to create this incredible Banana Foster Upside Down Cake. With the epic flavors of a butter and brown sugar topping, banana and rum, the cake part is so tender and soft.

Whatever your beverage of choice is, whether it’s a glass of cold milk, or a warm mug of tea or coffee, they all go great with this slice of cake.  It’s so easy to make, and you don’t even need an electric mixer to combine it all together, just a strong arm to use a simple whisk and a few bowls.

I’ve been making upside down cakes for years Pineapple and Apple, and I just knew that this one would be an awesome addition to the collection of recipes. You can serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream – now that is a heavenly treat. 

Recipe adjusted from America’s Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

Banana Topping:

4 Tablespoons melted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon rum

2 1/2 – 3 bananas, sliced

Cake:

2 large eggs

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled

1/2 cup sour cream (you can also use yogurt instead)

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-1-16Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter the sides of an 8 inch deep (preferably 2 inches tall) round cake pan. Set aside.

Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and rum in a large bowl. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-7Arrange the bananas in a single layer on the bottom of the cake pan.

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-8In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until evenly combined.

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Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-3Add the melted butter and sour cream and whisk again until the batter is smooth.

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-4In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, mixing with a whisk, fork or sift all the ingredients together, until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.

Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl with the batter and mix just until the batter comes together. Don’t over mix.

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Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-6Pour the cake batter over the banana layer in the cake pan. Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-9Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-10Cool the cake in the cake pan for about 10 minutes. Loosen the cake from the cake pan by running a knife or a very thin spatula around the sides of the cake. Invert the cake onto your serving plate. You can serve the cake with scoops of vanilla ice cream – the combination is amazing. Banana Foster Upside Down Cake-12
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Recipe type: Sweets
Serves: 1 (9 inch round cake)
Ingredients
  • Banana Topping:
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rum
  • 2½ - 3 bananas, sliced
  • Cake:
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ½ cup sour cream (you can also use yogurt instead)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter the sides of an 8 inch deep (preferably 2 inches tall) round cake pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and rum in a large bowl. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Arrange the bananas in a single layer on the bottom of the cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until evenly combined.
  4. Add the melted butter and sour cream and whisk again until the batter is smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, mixing with a whisk, fork or sift all the ingredients together, until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl with the batter and mix just until the batter comes together. Don't over mix.
  7. Pour the cake batter over the banana layer in the cake pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake in the cake pan for about 10 minutes. Loosen the cake from the cake pan by running a knife or a very thin spatula around the sides of the cake. Invert the cake onto your serving plate.

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16 Comments

  • Olga

    Looks so yummy!! Thanks for the recipe! I love that I have all the engredients! I will try to make it tonight 🙂

  • Tzivia

    Wow looks so very good and yummmm also presentation is just really very stunning on my after Passover list to make especially if I have leftover banana

  • Alla

    I made your banana foster cake with my kiddos last weekend. It was very simple and we always have these ingredients in the pantry. But the flavor was amazing. The cake was gone with in an hour my kiddos had third helpings. Thank you Olga I love reading your posts and want ever disappointed with your recipes.

  • Alla

    I’ve made this cake at least 6 times. Tonight I made it again & of course it only lasted 3 seconds. I took a slice to two of my neighbors while it was still hot. And in the end we had one slice left my kids were fighting who gets it and usually I would split it evenly but not today, my neighbor texted to say it was so deliciou. So since everyone had seconds I took the last slice to my neighbor and problem sloved. My daughter said mama please double the recipe next time. Thank you

  • Natalie

    This looks delicious and I want to make it right now.. Do you think I can use a spring form pan? Or will it leak through?

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