Chocolate, caramel and bananas are of course a perfect match and this Chocolate Banana Upside Down Cake is so easy you’ll be making it all the time.
I woke up the other day and wondered just why I hadn’t thought about making this before. Seems obvious. Chocolate Banana Upside Down Cake.
I know most people don’t wake up willi nilli thinking about cake but that’s what I do and I have grown used to cake interrupting my thoughts. Truth be known I had a couple of bananas in the fruit bowl that I knew were destined for the bin if unused and I felt a little chocolate would perk them up. Mission accomplished.
The chocolate cake itself isn’t overly sweet even though there is caramel on the upside down bit. I took it to my friend Ricci who has a greater love of the sweet things than even I do. To sweeten it up for him I added some extra caramel sauce (recipe coming next week with Crispy Cornflake French Toast for Fathers). I reheated this along with the caramel sauce and gave him a dollop of plain yoghurt. He loved the sour creamy taste of the two together and said he’d never had that kind of combination before.
Now this is a stir together cake which means it is very easy but there is a caramel to be boiled up first. You don’t have to worry about burning yourself on caramelising sugar though it’s made with brown sugar water and a little butter boiled up in a pot. One thing you mustn’t skip though is lining the bottom of the cake tin with baking paper. This makes it very easy to remove without the bananas sticking to the bottom of the tin.
You can eat this one straight from the oven if you like. It would be so good with caramel ice cream, or any other ice cream for that matter. It would also be good with chocolate sauce.
It keeps well on the bench top for a couple of days. It’s quite moist and you can snack on it as is, pop it in a lunch box or eat it for dessert several days in a row.
You will see just how easy the caramel is in the video below. And if you like caramel check ot this beauty as well. Caramel Apple Self Saucing Pudding
- 150 gm plain flour 1 cup
- 50 gm dark cocoa dutch
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 100 gm brown sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 100 ml oil plain unflavoured
- 250 ml milk 1 cup
- 2 whole bananas halved length ways
- 150 gm 1brown sugar
- 125 ml water
- 50 gm butter chopped