Banana Walnut Upside Down Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by grandma2969

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

Top Review by SweetSueAl

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.

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.

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