Banana Upside Down Cake

My nine year old daughter loves bananas.  She loves anything banana.  She is the one that choose a banana split cake for her birthday.  So, when I saw a recipe for a banana upside-down cake in an old magazine that I bought at a used book sale, I knew that she would love it.  And she did love it, we all did.

Well, okay my 11 year old daughter does not like bananas. The only way she will ever eat them is very green.  She does not like them very ripe or in anything cooked. She really just doesn’t like the taste of bananas.  So, this was not her favorite cake. But if you like bananas you will probably love this dessert.

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  1. Looks really great! I’ve done banana cake with the banana mashed. Must try it this way.

  2. We are going to try this cake!!! Can’t wait!!! Would it work without rum extract?

  3. The rum extract just adds a nice extra flavor, I think you could easily do it without it.

  4. Yum! This looks absolutely sinful. My banana bread recipe has rum extract in it, too. It adds that extra somethin-somethin.


  5. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is my favorite dessert, ever. I’ll have to give this one a try! Too bad I just froze all my bananas in puree form. :(


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