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Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake

Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake. This is such an easy and moist cake that you would want to make it again and again I promise! Its sort of an elevated version of banana bread. The caramelized bananas just take it to another level in taste and looks. Very hard to resist!

Total Time:

  • Prep time 20 mins

  • Baking time 30 mins

Total time 50 mins


  • 8 x 8 inch square or round pan



  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 2 very ripe bananas 3 ripe bananas (5 total)

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • some butter for greasing pan


  • Grease sides of pan with butter or oil and set aside

  • Preheat oven to 350 F

  • Make Caramel. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, heat on medium heat till it turns golden brown (take off heat immediately when it starts turning color, so it does not burn)

  • Immediately Pour the caramel in the bottom of the pan and swirl it around till the bottom surface is covered, set aside

  • Cut your 3 ripe bananas into slices. ( I cut diagonal slices) and arrange them at the bottom of the pan in one layer over the caramel and set aside

  • Make the cake batter.

  • Sift your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside

  • mix the oil and sugars till nicely combined

  • slightly beat the eggs and add to mixture

  • add vanilla, sour cream and mix

  • mash the 2 over ripe bananas with a fork and add them to the mixture

  • scrape down the sides of the bowl when needed

  • add your dry ingredients and mix till just combined

  • stir in the chopped walnuts

  • transfer mixture to pan and bake till a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean (around 30 mins)

  • Run a knife around the sides of pan to loosen the cake

  • Place your serving dish on top of the pan and flip cake over

  • Best served warm with vanilla ice cream


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