Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake

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Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake has lots of sliced bananas which get wonderfully caramelized during baking thanks to a mixture of dark brown sugar and butter. Peanut butter and banana lovers will adore this unique take on Pineapple Upside Down Cake. This cake is even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Upside Down Peanut Butter Banana Cake

 

This delicious Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake gets made in a 10-inch cast iron pan which helps the butter and brown sugar caramelize and develop a really wonderful flavor.

Peanut Butter Banana Upside Down Cake

 

To make this upside down cake, a mixture of butter and dark brown sugar gets spread in the bottom of the pan. Then bananas that have been sliced in half lengthwise get arranged in a pretty pattern. You want to use medium-ripe bananas for best results. They should be all yellow, or yellow with just a little brown.

Next a batter with a full cup of peanut butter gets spread on top. Bake for 1 hour, let cool 10 minutes, and then invert onto a serving platter. I think it tastes best when served warm with ice cream. The texture is dense and so moist.

Peanut Butter Banana Upside Down Cake

 

If you don’t have a 10-inch cast iron pan, you can use a 9-inch cake pan but you will have a little extra batter and you will have to adjust the cook time. The extra batter can be baked in a small loaf pan or a muffin tin.

Peanut Butter Banana Upside Down Cake

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Upside Down Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake has lots of sliced bananas which get wonderfully caramelized during baking thanks to a mixture of dark brown sugar and butter. Peanut butter and banana lovers will adore this unique take on Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 medium-ripe bananas, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch cast iron pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar on the bottom. Shake out the excess.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the softened butter and dark brown sugar. Spread into the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange the bananas, cut side up on top of the brown sugar mixture, cutting pieces as needed to fit the empty spaces.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the remaining 1 cup sugar with the 1 stick of cold butter until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Beat eggs in one at a time.
  • Beat in vanilla extract.
  • With mixer on LOW speed, add 1/3 of flour mixture, followed by 1/2 of milk.
  • Repeat and then add remaining flour.
  • Mix in peanut butter, being careful not to overmix.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Set pan on a baking sheet to catch any overflow and bake for 1 hour.
  • Let cool 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving platter.

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3 thoughts on “Peanut Butter-Banana Upside Down Cake

  1. This is one of our newest favorites. My husband saw me making it this last time and took the pan and put it on the Egg Grill. He cooked it at 500 for about 3 minutes. Then poured the cake mixture on top. Cooled down the grill and cooked it at 350 as directed. It was perfectly caramelized and slightly smoky. There is so much to love about this dish! It makes a great presentation, tastes even better and it’s easy to whip up with pantry ingredients. He is already talking about trying it on the smoker for a few minutes and or adding bourbon. I’m all for him being creative like this! Plus he usually makes dinner if he has the grill on anyway. Thanks Again

  2. Oh my god this looks SO good! I’ll have to figure out how to make it gluten free- it can’t be too hard. Maybe just up the milk to 1 cup instead of a half and use a little less flour.

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