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Banana Upside - Down Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cake, dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories 460 kcal


  • .75 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • .75 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 bananas 3 bananas, each cut into three lenghtwise
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • .5 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • .75 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • .75 cup whole milk 3/4 cup whole milk
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter generously a 9 -by 2-inch round cake pan.

  2. In a small bowl stir together well ½ stick of the butter, melted, and the brown sugar and spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Arrange the banana slices over the brown sugar mixture.

  3. Into a bowl sift together the flour, the baking powder, the salt. In another bowl with an electric mixer cream, the remaining one stick of butter, softened, with the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, add the eggs, one at the time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Add the flour mixture in batches alternately with the milk

  4. Pour the batter into the pan, spreading it evenly, and bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, run a thin knife around the edge, and invert the cake into a plate.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Upside - Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 45g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.