Banana-Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake

Recipe by Irmgard
YIELD: 1 cake




  • To make the topping, mix the brown sugar and water together in an 8-inch square metal cake pan or cast iron skillet.
  • Heat the mixture until it begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer 45 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • When cool, slice the bananas into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Arrange them in rows over the melted sugar in the pan, overlapping them slightly.
  • Sprinkle the slices with the lemon juice.
  • To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • Stir in the granulated sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, egg, egg white, banana puree, sour cream and vanilla.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Carefully spread the batter over the bananas and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • Loosen the edges of the cake from the pan and invert on a serving platter.