Upside Down Apple & Banana Cake

While going through the motions of my standard banana cake (bread) routine, came up with the idea for this delicious offering (I am sure someone else has done the same before). Using blackened bananas and other end of life fruit bowl items, I set about the task.

Ingredients used today (next week may be different)

  • 4 oz butter + some for greasing
  • 4 oz white sugar
  • 6 oz SR flour
  • 3 old bananas
  • 2 old eating apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tsp Ground cinnamon or to taste
  • Demarara sugar – 5 sachets from Starbucks (other coffee houses are as helpful)
  • Brownie tin / large loaf tin
  • Oven heated to 160 deg c (fan)

Melt butter in pan and add sugar to dissolve it. Add flour, baking powder and 2 tsp cinnamon to melted butter and sugar. Mix thoroughly until you get a thick paste.

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Then smush the bananas in a separate bowl and add the eggs and vanilla, mixing well.

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Combine the wet mix with the thick paste. I stick it in the same pan to save washing up.

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It may look a bit wet, but that’s fine. It is meant to be a moist cake. Just make sure all the flour lumps are well dispersed.

Meanwhile, grease the baking tin liberally with butter. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon evenly over the base then do the same with the demarara sugar. Once that is done lay out the finely diced apple as evenly as possible. As you can see I like cinnamon and went for another cheeky little dusting on top of the apple. 🙂

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Then pour the banana mix evenly over the apples tapping gently to release any trapped air.

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Bake in th lower part of the oven for 45-50 minutes until brown, clean skewer evident and coming away from the sides. Comme ca…

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Leave to cool for 10 minutes then flip out onto your serving plate.

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Yummy in my tummy. Happy Birthday Jason 🙂

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