Banana-walnut Upside-down Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

This cake is simple to make, looks fabulous, and tastes positively delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For topping: Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine sugar and butter in medium saucepan.
  3. Stir over low heat until butter melts and mixture is well blended.
  4. Pour into 9-inch diameter cake pan.
  5. Spread to coat bottom of pan.
  6. Pour maple syrup over sugar mixture.
  7. Sprinkle nuts evenly over.
  8. Place banana slices in concentric circles on nuts, overlapping slightly, and covering bottom.
  9. For cake: Stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl to blend.
  10. Beat sugar and butter in another bowl until creamy.
  11. Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  12. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk in 3 additions.
  13. Spoon batter over bananas.
  14. Bake until tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  15. Transfer cake to rack.
  16. Run knife around pan sides.
  17. Cool cake on rack 25 minutes.
  18. Place cake plate over pan; invert cake.
  19. Let stand 3 minutes, then gently lift off pan.
  20. Serve warm with whipped cream.


Most Helpful

OMGOSH...If i could give this 10 stars I would. Easy to make and super delish. My family loves it. I cant wait to make it for my husband when he gets home from afghanistan!!!! I am sharing this recipe with my sister also. Thanks for posting

ChristineD 22 November 19, 2011

Very good cake. I also reduced the sugar. Thanks for posting.

gwynn April 24, 2008

I made this cake today as a surprise birthday cake for my husband. I wanted to make something simple yet extraordinary/different.This turned out so good (much more than what I was expected), that three of us (me, DH & our dog) finished it right away *lol*. I followed PaulaG suggestion by reducing the sugar, butter and bananas. Thank you so much for this great cake recipe. I will definetely make this again soon.

Manerly March 27, 2006

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