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Banana Upside Down Cake

Moist cake with a rich caramel sauce and fresh bananas! A twist on the classic “upside down” cake.

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Your Baking Supplies:

  • 9 inch round cake pan + non stick cooking spray
  • Electric mixer + mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups + spoons
  • Rubber spatula
  • Flat rimmed baking sheet
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Ingredients for your Banana Upside Down Cake:

  • Bananas
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
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Let’s Make a Cake:

  • Grease your baking pan well.
  • Slice bananas into coin shape pieces. Set aside.
  • Next, add brown sugar and butter into your baking pan. Place them in a preheated oven for just a few minutes. You just want to melt them.
  • Remove from the oven and make sure the mixture is evenly distributed and mixed on the bottom of the pan. A rubber spatula works great for this.
  • Place your coin-shaped bananas on top of the melted mixture.
  • Once your batter is mixed, spread it on top of the sliced bananas.
  • BAKE!
  • Once your cake is baked, let it sit for approx 10-15 minutes. Then, take a large plate/platter and place it on top of the cake. Carefully, flip the cake over and remove the pan. Take any remaining caramel sauce from the pan and drizzle on top.
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Recipe Notes:

  • The cake can potentially spill over the pan a bit when baking. Place your baking pan on a large flat rimmed baking sheet to catch any batter.
  • For an easier cake flip, use a plate/platter than is larger than your cake pan.
  • Don’t leave your cake in the pan too long before flipping. It will be tougher to get out.
  • If you don’t have enough sauce on the bottom of your pan or if you simply want more for serving, melt a few tablespoons of butter with brown sugar in a saucepan and mix well. This will give you a bit more sauce.
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Yield: Serves: 6-8

Banana Upside Down Cake

Banana Upside Down Cake #banana #cake #upsidedowncake #dessert #tableforsevenblog

Moist cake with a rich caramel sauce and fresh bananas! A twist on the classic "upside down" cake.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 2 bananas, sliced into coins


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup bananas, mashed ( approx 1 large banana)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • dash of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch round pan.
  2. Place 1 cup brown sugar and 6 TBSP butter into pan. Place in oven for approx 5 minutes or until mixture is melted.  Remove from oven.
  3. Place sliced bananas on top of melted mixture. Set aside.


  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside. Then, mix in melted butter, vanilla and eggs.
  2. Gradually, add in flour mixture and milk. Alternately between the two. Beat until combined.
  3. Spread batter evenly into pan, on top of sliced bananas.
  4. Place pan on a flat rimmed baking sheet ( for possible overflow of batter).  Bake for 40-42 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Once baked, let cake sit for approx 10 minutes. Then, place a large plate/platter on the top of the baking pan.
  6. Carefully, flip the cake over and remove pan.  Pour/drizzle any remaining caramel sauce from pan on top of cake.
  7. Let cake cool for approx another 30 minutes before serving.
  8. If desired, top with additional caramel sauce and your favorite chopped nuts.


  • If you wish to make additional sauce for serving, simply melt  2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Mix well and drizzle on cake.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 622Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 2gSugar: 66gProtein: 7g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Sunday 27th of December 2020

Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Your Banana Upside Down Cake was recently featured on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us! Have a great week and come back soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

That's great Miz Helen! Thank you!


Monday 25th of March 2019

Ooh, a wonderful way to use up excess bananas! I don't know why, but we always seem to have an excess of it. I usually just make banana bread but this recipe is more decadent and it looks delicious! Thank you.

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Thanks Hilda..enjoy!

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