• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 50 mins
  • Serves: 12

Caramel Banana Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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 Ingredients List

  • Banana Topping:
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick or 50 g) butter
  • ½ cup (100 g/3.5 oz) light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • Cake:
  • 1½ cups (200 g/7 oz) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 115 g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200 grams/7 oz) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream


Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Make the banana topping: Melt butter in a small deep heavy saucepan over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, add sugar and let simmer for 3 minutes until thick and smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
Cut bananas in half lengthwise and, depending on the size of the bananas and pan, cut each half into 2 or 3 pieces widthwise. Place bananas over caramel, cut side down.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Occasionally scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. On medium speed, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating it with the sour cream in 2 additions, starting and ending with the flour. Do not over mix.
Pour batter carefully into pan over bananas and smooth the top. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool for exactly 5 minutes on a wire rack, then invert it onto a plate and let cool completely.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Store cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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