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Banana Upside-Down Cake

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"For a fun and distinctive way to use bananas, Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington recommends this version. 'Every time I serve this treat, someone requests the recipe,' she says."
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1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook without stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Arrange pecans on top with flat side up. Pour remaining lemon juice into a small bowl; add bananas and stir carefully. Drain. Arrange bananas in a circular pattern over the pecans; set aside. in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine yogurt, eggs, lemon peel and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon over bananas. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan; invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped cream if desired.


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This was a great recipe, even though I didn't follow the directions, and I hate it when people don't follow the directions and they make bad comments about a recipe. I just knew we wouldn't eat ...

This makes a good, moist cake with the right hint of lemon to offset the sweetness. An important hint however - place a cookie tray underneath the springform pan when baking! Maybe my cake pan...

OMG!!!!this was my first time baking banana upside-down cake and it was delicious, everybody was commending my baking skills and asking for the recipe, they think I'm a pro(I fool them,haha) Any...

Delicious cake! Very sweet on top, but the mellow cake below and the cool whipped cream really makes it wonderful. I used darkest brown sugar to give it a bit of a darker flavor, and it was am...

We love love loved this cake! We couldn't find a banana cake mix so we had to use a yellow with butter mix. To it we added 2.5 mashed bananas to get a banana-y flavor in the cake. We also made o...

This was a good simple recipe. I didn't do the upside-down part, even though that seems to be the star of the cake. My bananas were frozen, so when it defrosted, it was all mushy. So I ended ...

DELICIOUS!! Do not hesitate to try this recipe, you will love it! I baked this for our Sunday Church breakfast and it was gone faster than you can say AMEN! I did not make any substitutions to t...

This was my first time making an upside down cake of any kind, and I found this recipe super easy to follow, and it turned out DELICIOUS!!