• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal
This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract / essence
  • Topping:
  • 3 bananas (ripe)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar (don't press it down to measure)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped, optional)
  • lemon/lime juice (fresh)


  1. *Do the topping before baking the cake. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add sugar slowly. Scrape sides of bowl.
  5. Add one egg at a time till incorporated.
  6. Slow speed, add in or fold in sour cream.
  7. Add vanilla extract / essence.
  8. Fold in sifted flour mixture. Mixture will be thick.
  9. Pour cake batter over the bananas and gently spread it.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes (golden brown top) or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven, let cake rest for 15 minutes with a cloth on top.
  12. Unmould the cake sides.
  13. Turn it over on a serving plate, pressing the cake pan bottom to release the cake and bananas.
  14. Topping:
  15. Slice bananas and toss it with lime / lemon juice to prevent the bananas from turning brown.
  16. Heat butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan.
  17. Stir over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
  18. Pour the caramel into a 9in greased cake pan.
  19. Make sure caramel covers the base of the pan surface.
  20. Arrange bananas over the base of cake pan.
  21. Sprinkle chopped walnuts (optional).
  22. *Do the topping before baking the cake.

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1 thought on “Banana Upside Down Cake”

  1. Shyikin - August 31, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Do we need to use parchment paper before pouring the topping ?


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