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Upside Down Banana Toffee Cake


Upside down banana toffee cake, you stole my heart.


This is a decadently sweet dessert. This cake is topped with rows of bananas which are gooey and caramelized in a pool of brown sugar topping.

Serve this heavenly dessert warm from the oven and top each slice with vanilla ice-cream as the sticky brown sugar caramel drips down the sides of the super moist and lightly spiced cake.


Upside Down Banana Toffee Cake
Adapted from: Foodess via Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients

For topping:
1/3 cup (3 ounces) butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp rum
3 large, ripe bananas, laved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2″ pieces

For cake:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup (3 ounces) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp rum
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Add sugar and rum; stir briefly then allow to bubble and caramelize for about 5 minutes, until it becomes rich golden brown in colour. Remove from heat and arrange bananas over toffee.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In the large bowl of a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each. Beat in rum, and vanilla extract.

With the mixer speed on low, add one-third of the flour mixture, then one half of the milk. Repeat, ending with the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes before inverting onto a plate.


The back view...

80 comments:

  1. lovely banana upside down cake delicious with ice cream

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  2. ummmmm hello LOVE and hello lbs to my belly!

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  3. Um, amazing! This made me think "holy sh*t"! Must make soon. :)

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  4. Omg..that looks amazing! Banana upside down cake..you are genius!!

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  5. OO this sounds like a bananas foster cake. Totally know what I'm making for my Dad's birthday cake now!

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  6. why do you do this to me?

    I want to eat this for lunch.

    and dinner.

    and not share with anyone.

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  7. Oh this looks so good, never saw upside down banana cake.

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  8. ooh my goodness, this looks insane!! haha too bad i'm on detox right now :)

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  9. is wow enough? cause thats all I've got!

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  10. You can tell a dish is good when serving it with ice cream makes it even better! This looks incredible, especially the caramelly bits.

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  11. your cake stole my heart too. I LOVE it, love that you didn't thinly slice the bananas and the spices used, oh my, wish I could have a piece right now. Thanks for sharing

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  12. How fun is this!? sooo cute!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  13. This looks so delicious. I love banana desserts but I never heard of this one before!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  14. I think this is the best thing I've ever seen done with bananas!

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  15. Oh my God, what a gorgeous cake!! I'm not even a banana fan and I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  16. Ummm... It is more like you stole my heart with this post and your blog! Full of yummy goodness! Love your sense of humor and writing style too! So glad you stopped by so I could find you. This cake looks sinful- simply sinful and I can't wait to dig in! I have a bridal shower coming up to cook for and I might just make little mini versions of this cake!
    Oh- you have to join my recipe challenge this month. I post next wednesday and the point is for myself and everyone else to make something they have never made before and send the pic to me. They then post about it on their blog that wed and I link the pic back to them. Its so much fun! I obviously know you can cook- so please join and I won't take no for an answer! LOL!

    XO
    Jessica

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  17. I've made an upside down banana bread, but this cake looks a bit more indulgent and delicious! It is also so pretty.

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  18. ... And here I was thinking that pineapple cake was the best upside down cake! WOW! This looks incredibly delicious and decadent. I must try it soon! Thanks for sharing, Mary. You are so talented in the kitchen!

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  19. You do realize by posting this you are making my sweet tooth call out to me saying "me hungry". Yes my tooth talks...is that weird?

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  20. So delectable! So photogenic! This post inspired me.

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  21. man I want this right now!! If only...

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  22. I have never seen a cake like this in my life. I bet it is pure heaven! I love the flavor of bananas and rum together and I love cake, so all of those together sounds amazing!

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  23. Oh my my my..banana upside down cake??? Swoon!

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  24. This looks so good that I want a slice right now! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've added yours to my Google Reader and look forward to reading your future posts!

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  25. L.O.V.E. the whole bananas in this!!!
    Saweeet! thx for visiting and the nice comments on my blog too! hope to hear from you again.

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  26. Mary, thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to have found you too. You have a beautiful and delicious blog full of stunning photos! By the way, this banana upside down cake looks divine!

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  27. Wow! My husband is so into bananas...and I'm sure he'll love this one! Thanks for sharing! I bookmarked the page and will definitely try it soon!

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  28. Your upside down cake looks really perfect! And I just love Banana Toffee, even if it's right side up :P Or any other forms!

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  29. What a great blog!!! I'm your newest follower...and need to scroll back and see some more :)

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is equally brilliant :) I'm your second newest follower. Great cake, looks amazing. (:

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  31. I've seen quite a few upside-down cakes in my life. But this one steals the show. That toffee addition...perfection.

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  32. looks delicious and like trouble ;) i would eat the whole thing

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  33. Yum, this looks amazing! I love the idea of banana and toffee together.

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  34. oh wow this looks so so good :-)
    thanks so much for visiting my blog

    looks is fun

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  35. This cake looks great especially with the caramel and ice cream! Your blog is great I like your recipes and that you like to bake, my favorite past time. Oh and the tag line is great :)

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  36. Oh! The hubby would do backflips for this one. He *always* asks for banana cake. I'll have to keep this one in my files, it looks so delicious!

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  37. uhh YUM! Thank you for your yummy blog:)
    pics-o-andrea

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  38. oh buddy, this has my name ALL OVER IT! Just wait until we get to the weekend when I have a little more time on my hands! (Yikes - this is going to be bad for my "diet" - I'm doing P90X right now)

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  39. This looks delicious! I love bananas and I bet this wouldn't be too hard to recreate as a vegan dish. Yum!

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  40. Ohmigoodness, this looks yummy too!!! I make something similar to the first part (with bananas and brown sugar) and put it on toast for breakfast. M-mmm I need to get a cast iron griddle though. Those things are awesome. Thank you for the comment! I'm definitely bookmarking your blog!

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  41. AMEN! haha this is SO YUMMY LOOKING!! <3

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  42. I'm so jealous of you! I tried making an upside down banana cake like that and mine look so ugly...
    Yours is beautiful!

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  43. Hi, Mary! I'm glad you found me, too, because that led me to your blog! Nice how that works! I love the term "dysfunctional dieters" - too cute! I just happen to have bananas that are ready to be used, so will be trying your cake.

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  44. I have only had upside down pineapple and cherry cake. This looks like such a nice variation! Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. OMG... I must make this!! Mouthwatering cake.

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  46. I am turning upside down just to eat it! ;p

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  47. Geez, I always admire food blogs so much. Mostly because this dessert looks AMAZING. YUM. But secondly because i will never have the patience to do that. Good for you, girl! This is awesome.

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday!
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  48. Ok, so five minutes ago I was super motivated to hop on a treadmill. And now, I just want a bite or 30 of this. Right. nom nom!

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  49. This looks so amazing... I want to go make it right now!!

    AnUnrefinedGentleman.Blogspot.com

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  50. Oh my, now I'll HAVE to make this! I'd better make two small individual cakes though, or just wait until I have friends over - this looks very dangerous...

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  51. my friend goes EEEWWWW when i tell them that my fav fruit is banana! So, you can imagine how much I might have liked this sweet treat.. HAVE TO MAKE THEM SOON

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  52. I have never seen an upside down banana cake.Looks soo delish!

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  53. Dang! This looks delicious! What a great recipe!

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  54. Oh my! This looks so good it could be sinful! Good thing it is just good ol' deliciousness instead. Great shots, I will def. add this to my "must make" list!

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  55. Um WOW. This looks unbelievable. Almost like a sticky toffee pudding. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. omg...this looks sinfully decadent and delicious!

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  57. Mary, this really looks wonderfully good. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  58. A "pool of brown sugar topping" - I could totally swim in that!

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  59. Oh MY! I'm so glad I found your blog! This looks like heaven! Everything's better with icecream! xoxoxoo

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  60. your blog is just great! i'm following you now and will be back soon again!
    i also love this recipe! i will definitely try it!!
    have a sweet monday,
    justyna

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  61. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mary- What an ABSOLUTELY delicious looking cake! You must certainly send it as an entry for my cake - Look Forward! Cheers, priya
    eventhttp://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-second-guest-event.html

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  62. This looks heavenly! I love warm banana cake with a scoop of ice cream, and this one is so pretty.

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  63. this looks amazing! i am in love with how lovely it looks! yum!

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  64. This looks SO good, I'm a sucker for anything a la mode, but this dessert was totally made for a big heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. Wow, thanks for sharing!

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  65. WOW! This looks awesome. I'll definitely be bookmarking this one yum!

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  66. Oh my, this looks quite delicious. I have never heard of a Banana Toffee Cake before, sounds so good. I'm gonna have to bookmark this. Thanks for stopping by. :-))

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  67. Ooooh! I must make this at once! It has everything my girls would like! Yummm

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  68. oh wow. I can never make this because I know I would eat it all. gorgeous!

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