Banana Walnut Upside Down Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

we like this served warm with whipped cream..husband likes his with ice cream...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. toast walnuts.set aside to cool.
  2. combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter in heavy pan -- stir over low heat till butter melts -- and ingredients are well blended.
  3. pour into a 9" cake pan with 2" high sides --
  4. spead to coat the bottom of the pan --
  5. pour maple syrup over sugar mixture --
  6. sprinkle walnuts evenly over this.
  7. place banana slices in circles over the nuts, overlapping slightly, and covering the bottom --
  8. whisk dry ingredients to blend --
  9. in another bowl, beat sugar and butter in bowl and add to dry ingredients alternately with milk.
  10. spoon batter over bananas and bake for approximately 30 minutes --
  11. run a butter knife around sides --
  12. cool on rack for about 30 minutes.
  13. invert onto serving plate.leave pan on about 3 minutes.
  14. life off pan --
  15. serve warm with whipped topping if desired.


Most Helpful

This was a moderately easy recipe to make. I chose it because my hubby loves upside down cake. I did not have pure maple syrup, so I used the regular syrup I had on hand. The instructions did not include when to beat in the egg and vanilla, so I added them after I beat the sugar and butter, but before I added the dry ingredients and milk. I did use a 9-inch round pan,however, after 30 minutes, the middle of the cake was still wet. I had to bake it an additional 14 minutes. I thought the cake would be dry, but it wasn't. It turned out okay.

SweetSueAl July 04, 2005

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