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Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
The classic and very delicious Bananas Foster Sauce on top of a lovely, rich and flavorful cake.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 322
Author: Katerina

Ingredients

FOR THE BANANAS FOSTER SAUCE

  • 3 to 4 bananas , halved lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark rum

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2- cup sugar
  • 1/2- teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs , separated
  • 1/2- cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted (cool for at least 3 minutes before using)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Grease an 11x7 brownie pan with cooking spray or you can also use an 8-inch cake pan or an 8x8 brownie pan. (***see notes)
  • Arrange the bananas, cut side down, in the prepared pan and set aside.

SAUCE

  • Combine butter, light brown sugar and cinnamon in a skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted, sugar dissolved and mixture is well combined.
  • Slowly add rum and cook until heated through.
  • Using a lighter, stand back and carefully light the rum.
  • Shake the pan a bit until the flames subside.
  • Remove from heat and pour over prepared bananas; set aside.

CAKE

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat the egg yolks for 4 to 5 minutes on high speed, or until lemony yellow.
  • With the mixer on low, add apple juice and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the melted butter and continue to mix until combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, about 1/4-cup at a time; continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and set aside.
  • In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the flour mixture. (***see notes)
  • Spoon dollops of the cake batter over the bananas and using an offset spatula, gently spread the batter, covering the fruit.
  • Set a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven.
  • Bake the cake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert it onto a platter.
  • Let the cake cool slightly; about 20 minutes.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

***FOLDING THE EGG WHITES: Move the spatula across the bottom of the bowl; bring it back up the other side, carrying some of the mixture from the bottom over the surface. Repeat, rotating the bowl, until ingredients are combined. DO NOT overmix.
***BAKING PAN: I like using my 11x7 pan for smaller cakes and brownies. If you do not have one, please don't use a 9x13 pan for this cake as the pan will be way too big for the amount of cake batter. Use an 8x8 brownie pan or an 8-inch cake pan, if possible.
 
Nutrition Facts
Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.