My kiddos absolutely love bananas so I was looking for a way to use them in a dessert. This super yummy cake is quick to make and awesome for those yellow fruit lovers! Whip it up and serve it with whipped cream on the side. 
What You Need: 

2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
3 medium bananas, sliced
1 tbsp spiced rum 

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons spiced rum 
     For this recipe, do not use overly ripe bananas, or they will just melt into the cake. Instead, use just yellowed bananas. Also, for the rum, if you do not have any on hand you can purchase the tiny "airline" size bottles which gives you enough for the recipe! 
     Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter just the sides of a 9-inch round cake pan.
     For the caramel topping: Stir the sugar, rum, and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Stop stirring, and gently swirl the saucepan occasionally until the mixture is the color of deep amber, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and carefully whisk in the butter  Pour the caramel into the prepared cake pan, tilting the pan to cover most of the bottom (be careful: the pan will be very hot from the caramel). Arrange the bananas in a single, tight layer, then cover any gaps with the remaining slices.
     For the cake: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the milk and sour cream in a small bowl.
Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition and scraping down the side of the bowl as needed, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the milk-sour cream mixture, mixing until just incorporated.
     Pour the batter over the bananas in the cake pan, and spread evenly. Bake the cake until it is golden brown and bounces back when pressed and a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center, 50 to 60 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to separate it from the pan. Poke the cake all over with a skewer, and brush the cake with the rum. Let cool in the pan on a rack until just cool enough to handle, 20 to 30 minutes. Invert a serving platter over the cake pan and, while holding them together, quickly flip them over so the cake unmolds, banana-side up. Let cool completely. Cut into wedges, and serve.



10/31/2016 8:05pm

I've heard of pineapple but not banana. This looks great

11/03/2016 11:22pm

Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

James Robert
11/04/2016 5:43am

I have a banana cake recipe I make for my kids but I'll bet this cake they would love. Thanks for the recipe!

11/04/2016 10:51am

This cake looks really good. I will have to try this out.

11/05/2016 7:37am

I love bananas and would love to make this recipe!

Lori J Pouncey
11/06/2016 7:35am

This sounds amazing. Thank you so much for the awesome post.

Robin Abrams
11/06/2016 3:17pm

This sounds so good. We will have to give this a try

Stephanie F.
11/07/2016 10:51am

Love the unique twist on pineapple upside down. I bet it tastes like one of my favorite desserts --- bananas foster!

Soha Molina
11/07/2016 4:31pm

Looks yummy.

Marilyn Nawara
11/10/2016 12:23am

I need to bring a dessert for Thanksgiving Dinner -- think I might try making this. Looks delicious and pretty easy to make. Thanks!

11/13/2016 9:07am

I think it shouldn't be like that, but it's okay. A very good post indeed.

11/15/2016 1:51pm

very interesting blog

Dana Rodriguez
11/16/2016 10:09am

I love bananas and this is so unique. Looks delicious!

11/17/2016 4:06am

This is definitely a recipe I need to try out with my family!

11/18/2016 10:38pm

This sounds good!

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