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Banana Nut Upside Down Cake

September 24, 2014

Let’s be honest I never finish all the bananas I buy.  This simple cake helps me out and a perfect start for any day.




Banana Nut Upside Down Cake


  • 3 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
  • 3/4 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Light Brown Sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Lg. Eggs
  • 1/2 C. Sour Cream
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1 1/2  C. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t. Kosher Salt
  • 3 T. Butter (melted)
  • 3 T. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Walnuts (chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix bananas, sugar and brown sugar in a bowl on low-speed until combined
  3. Add oil, eggs, sour cream, vanilla and zest; continue to mix until smooth
  4. Stir the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl until combined
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix on low until well combine
  6. Pour the melted butter into an 8″ cake pan; add the brown sugar and combine
  7. Sprinkle the nuts on top of the butter and sugar mixture
  8. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean)
  9. Cool for 15 minutes; turn out onto serving plate and cool completely

Serves: 8-10

Recipe adapted from Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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