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Banana Upside-Down Cake

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
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Everyone will go bananas for this upside-down dessert! Even better than the dessert itself: The recipe makes two cakes, which means you get seconds.
Updated Aug 28, 2017
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  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 firm medium bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 2 cups)



  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms and sides of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In each cake pan, stir 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon water until well blended. Arrange banana slices to fit tightly together over brown sugar mixture in pans; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread 2 1/3 cups cake batter over banana slices in each pan.
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes. Cool pans on cooling rack 10 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Repeat with remaining cake. Serve cakes warm. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Different stages of ripeness in bananas work best in this recipe. Use firm bananas for slices and ripe bananas for mashing.
  • tip 2
    To ripen bananas quickly, place them in a paper bag at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.
  • tip 3
    For extra indulgence, serve with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.


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