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Feb 05, 2019Fat Tuesday Recipe

Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

If you are looking for a sweet treat to celebrate Fat Tuesday, you might enjoy this delicious recipe for Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake. It’s easy to make and is guaranteed to be a family favorite! This cake has a homey feel and a rich, deep banana flavor. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

What you need

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up, softened, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract mixed with .2 tablespoons water
  • 3 large ripe but firm yellow bananas with green tips, sliced diagonally (1/4 inch)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Place brown sugar, 1/4 cup of the butter and cinnamon in small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum. Pour into 9 x 2-inch round cake pan. Arrange banana slices in concentric circles over brown sugar mixture.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place remaining 1/2 cup butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed for 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. At a low speed, beat in flour mixture in 3 parts; alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon and gently spread batter over bananas. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run small knife around edge of cake; carefully invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm. Serves 8