Banana-walnut Upside-down Cake

Banana-walnut Upside-down Cake created by PaulaG

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

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1hr 20mins
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ingredients

directions

  • For topping: Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Combine sugar and butter in medium saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until butter melts and mixture is well blended.
  • Pour into 9-inch diameter cake pan.
  • Spread to coat bottom of pan.
  • Pour maple syrup over sugar mixture.
  • Sprinkle nuts evenly over.
  • Place banana slices in concentric circles on nuts, overlapping slightly, and covering bottom.
  • For cake: Stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl to blend.
  • Beat sugar and butter in another bowl until creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk in 3 additions.
  • Spoon batter over bananas.
  • Bake until tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  • Transfer cake to rack.
  • Run knife around pan sides.
  • Cool cake on rack 25 minutes.
  • Place cake plate over pan; invert cake.
  • Let stand 3 minutes, then gently lift off pan.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream.
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  1. ChristineD 22
    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
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  2. gwynn
    Very good cake. I also reduced the sugar. Thanks for posting.
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  3. Manerly
    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.
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  4. PaulaG
    Banana-walnut Upside-down Cake Created by PaulaG
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  5. PaulaG
    This was very good. I did reduce the amount of brown sugar from 1 cup to 1/2 cup and used only about 1-1/2 large bananas to cover the bottom of the pan. It had a nice banana flavor without being over powering. Also, I reduced the sweetness in the cake to 1/2 cup and used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 Splenda sugar substitute. Instead of the 6 tablespoons of butter in the batter, I was able to reduce it to 4 tablespoons. Everyone loved it.
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