Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake

Ingredients List

  • FOR THE BANANAS FOSTER SAUCE3 to 4 bananas , halved lengthwise4 tablespoons butter1 cup light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 cup dark rumFOR THE CAKE1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2- cup sugar1/2- teaspoon salt3 eggs , separated1/2- cup apple juice1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted (cool for at least 3 minutes before using)
  •  Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Grease an 11x7 brownie pan with cooking spray or you can also use an 8-inch cake pan or an 8x8 brownie pan. 
  • Arrange the bananas, cut side down, in the prepared pan and set aside.


  • Combine butter, light brown sugar and cinnamon in a skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted, sugar dissolved and mixture is well combined.
  • Slowly add rum and cook until heated through.
  • Using a lighter, stand back and carefully light the rum.
  • Shake the pan a bit until the flames subside.
  • Remove from heat and pour over prepared bananas; set aside.


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat the egg yolks for 4 to 5 minutes on high speed, or until lemony yellow.
  • With the mixer on low, add apple juice and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the melted butter and continue to mix until combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, about 1/4-cup at a time; continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and set aside.
  • In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the flour mixture. (***see notes)
  • Spoon dollops of the cake batter over the bananas and using an offset spatula, gently spread the batter, covering the fruit.
  • Set a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven.
  • Bake the cake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert it onto a platter.
  • Let the cake cool slightly; about 20 minutes.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

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