Banana Upside-Down Cake Giangi's Kitchen


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 bananas, each cut into three lenghtwise
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup whole milk


Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter generously a 9 -by 2-inch round cake pan.
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.
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
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.


Are you ready for some baking?  With all that is going on around us, and we all are homebound with our families,  it can be a bit of added stress to come up with meals with what is in our pantry. Added to, the concern of having enough fresh vegetables or fruits that will not go to waste.

This banana upside-down recipe was created because our bananas were getting mature faster than we could eat them. A few handy ingredients a delicious dessert is served and a smile on everyone’s face. Nothing like a tasty homemade dessert, right?


8 servings


Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7:20am


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