Save this Banana upside down cake recipe and more from David Lebovitz to your own online collection at EatYourBooks.com Next time I will put it on the bottom shelf of the oven and cover it with foil once it is set so that it doesn’t get too brown. Love it! Do not overmix. The texture is fine. It’s also how I found your blog while doing my pre-trip research, and also discovered all of your wonderful books etc. (thank you 10th grade geometry, and it feels appropiate to be using pi to do math on Pi Day!). Everything else, gorgeous. Mix the brown sugar in hot water and wait until it dissolves. Reply, I just wanted to report that when I came home to make this yesterday, I didn’t realize there was only about 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in the house. Let cool to room temperature. Do not overmix. omg what a dreadful imagining – no sour cream, i don’t think i could last very long, culinarily that is. 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 4. Magda (The Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream Ever) I also heard of people taking frozen bananas and pureeing them with cocoa powder, but I haven’t tried it. And it IS delicious. Thanks, I’ll go buy some and try this cake–I don’t really cook anymore but this looks too good to pass! Reply, I made it with a combination and teff and all-purpose flour. I checked the recipe again and there was no instruction to butter – but I thought perhaps David had used a non-stick tin (though the recipe didn’t specify). I know what i’m having for breakfast! Sounds familiar. It was so good. Wonderful! My current ripe bunch now has a destiny – the oven! It was beautiful and delicious even to those who don’t like banana bread in our house; they asked for seconds, and thirds. I have never seen vanilla beans included in a cake before. Reply, as i sit here i’m polishing off the last crumbs of my breakfast…banana bread with a few bits of dark chocolate thrown in…i figure i can get away with it if the rest of the recipe is very healthy(which it is! Run a knife around the outside of the cake to help it release from the pan, and turn it out onto a serving platter or cooling rack, wearing oven mitts and taking care to avoid drips from hot caramel. But a few days later I realized the bananas were very ripe, on their way to becoming too ripe to eat, so I thought I’d make this Banana and Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake, which I hadn’t made in a while. Reply, Love the recipe as it also saves on electrical use with not having an oven on to bake a cake. Reply. LOL! Jul 28, 2017 - Banana Upside Down Cake, a food drink post from the blog David Lebovitz on Bloglovin’ And vanilla ice cream. Do you remove the vanilla bean before serving? Merci, David! I have a cast iron skillet that I use, which I used when I made this upside down cake. David, how can I parlay bananas to be with Olivier? Reply. We even have some organic bananas sitting on the counter courtesy of my banana-loving husband. Buy it here or see if your library has it here. Preheat oven to 160°C. Pour batter over the oranges, even out with a spatula or knife and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. I wish *I* liked bananas sometimes. Reply, Thank you David! Reply, David, tonight when I was doing my grocery shopping and strolling through the produce section, no mec foisted his bananes upon me. Teff is very heavy (and has no gluten) so the cake would be quite dense and probably not hold together well. 1 large egg white. I could not get her out of my head until I exorcised her with a listen here: Hollaback Girl (clean version). Reply, Mmmm..the topping sounds almost like Banana’s Foster..just add liquor and fire it up! 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. They were in pretty good shape so I asked why he didn’t just take them home for himself. your own Pins on Pinterest And the fact that it is low(ish) fat just reduces the guilt in eating a huge hunk of the cake. What’s your take on which chocolate works best? You need some amount of all-purpose flour (or another flour, that would provide the same lightness and structure) if you wanted to mix it with something else. Reply. Reply, This looks divine. :) Just one question, how do get your cake to bake evenly so when inverted it lies flat on the plate? Reply. Finally – I’d do more chocolate chips as well. Check here for more on types of French sugar. Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris. jess: Richard Lenoir and Marché d’Aligre. Article by Bloglovin' Reply, I would just make sure to get organic bananas if you plan to consume the peels. Of course, I left out the egg parts from your recipe, used a teaspoon more of sour cream, and forgot the lemon juice too. Thank you so much for the recipe. I plunked down a big bunch of super-green bananas at the Superette, hoping to make this cake in, oh, a week, and the cashier said, “Oh, no, Madame, come back tomorrow. I’m definitely going to have to bring this and the best part is it’s a healthy recipe! Will give it a try! It is literally my favourite banana dessert. To their palates, the heavy spicing is overwhelming, on its own, or with other flavors, but to other cultures and cuisines (including highly spiced Indian and Thai foods), the spices are part of the flavor. And that was the same way I felt when I pulled this out of the oven and unmolded it onto a serving plate. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients until just combined. thank you! It’s tangy enough to have a sour taste, and roughly the same consistency as sour cream if you get the right one (runny, not too runny). yeehaw. And your photos make it possible to eat with our eyes! I made this last night. I visited Paris this past September, and fell utterly in love! I have grown accustomed to throwing the under-appreciated uneaten and unpeeled into a freezer bag for use at a later time. Thank you, thank you, merci for sharing! (They should be dead-ripe when you use them. Reply, Yes, slice them lengthwise, into thirds (three pieces). I can’t seem to make it fast enough around here. To make the topping, heat the 4 tablespoons (55g) of butter, brown sugar, and seeds from the vanilla bean, in a 10-inch (25cm) cast iron skillet on the stovetop. Not 10 minutes after being plated, my roommates managed to devour half of this cake. (If you don’t have a regular cake pan that can be put over direct heat, such as a glass or ceramic mold, you can heat the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan and pour it into whatever pan you’re using.) all teff would not work (it would be a brick-cake) but you could subs a gluten free APF to the normal APF one. David Lebovitz's Banana Upside Down Cake I have an epic collection of recipes that I have either downloaded from online, or torn out of magazines and newspapers. Reply, A stunning cake! Reply, Freezing ripe bananas is always an option too! Tagged banana, Banana and chocolate chip upside down cake, cake, chocolate, david lebovitz, friendship, sweet new zealand Ready for cookies Posted on December 16, 2011 | 8 comments However, I made the mistake of baking it for 35 minutes (I didn’t want it to become dry) and the center is not cooked through, even though I tested it with a toothpick. Sure there are apples and pears, but bananas are also wonderful for baking. Reply, LOVE this cake! Reply, David is this good for bananas that are a bit too ripe, I usually freeze those for banana bread and cake making. 9,544 talking about this. Thanks for letting me know so I can correct it. Wonderful! I’m a bittersweet girl, but someone told me it wasn’t sweet enough in my last choco-banana bread. Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris, I made this cake with teff flour. 4. Put all the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar in a bowl, lightly mix them until all … Heavenly. Peel the bananas and slice them in half lengthwise, into thirds, and arrange them over the brown sugar topping in the skillet. Very well received. Tags: banana butter cake Caramel chocolate chocolate chips egg whites eggs low-fat Lowfat marche recipe sour cream, 5 (!) (I ended up putting it back in for about 10 minutes and all was fine.) After cooking the butter and brown sugar in my skillet, I arranged ripe bananas in the pan, mixed up the batter, and baked up this cake. 7. person! 951 views Was that because of the butter in the caramel? I love the variation in flour – I buy these interesting flours on impulse and then rarely know what to do with them. See more ideas about cake recipes, cupcake cakes, recipes. those pictures make me hungry, Oh, very very much want. Reply, Yes! This recipe is definitely going in my good book :) I found myself buying 4 kg of them! 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream, regular or low-fat. Reply, “if you live somewhere where sour cream isn’t available” Reply, Which bananas did you end up using? Reply, I made this cake today with my friend and have never had such a sensation in baking something. He’s in the photography business and needed a few large bunches for a photoshoot. but sometimes it’s nice to throw something else in the mix, and I’ll grab a pineapple, some kiwifruits, a few avocados, or a bunch of bananas, when doing my food shopping. 6. When the cake is cooked, poke it all over with the skewer – inserting it about halfway into the cake … Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients until almost combined. Must try this one! I have a self-imposed rule that my bookmarks bar must remain relegated to academic links and references, lest I get distracted when I come online to do work (which I can’t seem to escape – but perhaps it’s for the better!). I would just like to compliment your work, for you’ve weakened my resolve. And btw: where you do you live where there’s no brown sugar? When I originally developed this recipe, as mentioned, I was writing for a magazine that requested low-fat recipes, hence the single egg white. All this banana-upside-downiness has made me consider making a banana tatin. 5. And I think nutmeg might work as a nice subtle spice too. This sounds extremely nummy, David. Now, not to get off task, but recently heard that some cultures, including India, have culinary uses for banana PEELS. If using water, simmer the mixture for about 45 seconds. Most of the chocolates are made outside of Paris; because of the space required, few places in Paris have the luxury of making their chocolates on the premises. This, however, sounds both easier and less sinful, so i can’t wait to try it. There are always seems to be a few leftover bananas that need to find their way into a good cake. i think they literally put them out for me now. Kathleen: I actually often swap out some of the white flour for whole wheat in cakes like this, that benefit from being a bit heartier in some cases. www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2010/05/banana-upside-down-brownies-recipe Jun 22, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Mel Price. The best bit is the faux (instant) banana ice cream made by freezing chopped bananas for 1 hour, then blending with or without extra ingredients = fresh banana ice cream! As soon as it came out ‘upside down’ out of the tin, the caramel and banana looked so gorgeous, it made us so happy. Reply, Which market and day was it? Increase the heat to high, bring to the boil and cook for a further 1 minute. Reply, Oh, mon dieu! Cake. AARGH. Reply, Made it this morning! Heat the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until the butter had melted. I usually use the low-fat version in baking and wondered if my not noticing any difference was due to my unsophisticated palate. I’ll be glad to get rid of them before they turn black and attract a swarm of those pesky fruit flies who then make a bee-line for my vinegar jar. https://bakewithjill.com/.../26/banana-and-chocolate-chip-upside-down-cake Reply, Just gobbled up the first slice of this delight. Reply, This cake is spectacular. Can’t remember where they originated but the Pioneer Woman had about 11 pages to that recipe, whooh! This is a cake that everyone will love! so… what did you do with the other 45 bananas? David Lebovitz - 613.27k Followers, 437 Following, 15982 pins | Cookbook author and pastry chef sharing recipes for baking, cooking, drinking, and more! Reply, Just lovely! Another fool proof way too use sorry bananas. Even did it with coconut, chocolate chips, and nibs (so it’s like a Girl Scout cookie). I can’t wait to try it! Upside down cake is the best! Reply, i have made this twice since you tweeted it last week – it is so delicious, and my better half said “this is the best cake i’ve ever had.” i’ve got a ton of nutella, and bananas just sound like the perfect compliment. 4 bananas would be 12 slices? The bananas aren’t identifiable on the top. 1. But if you feel like you should remove it, you can. WOW did it look good. Reply. This recipe is fantastic. Just mix some mashed bananas with lowfat sour cream (although full-fat will work, too) and egg and an egg white, and a small amount of butter, then stir in the dry ingredient, although with a handful of dark chocolate chips or chunks. Scrape the batter over the bananas in the skillet and bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the cake feels done when you press it in the center. As it is the ones in there leap out to freedom when I open the door. I think it’ll be my new go-to banana bread recipe. Luckily, my local store has bananas for 49 cents a pound, so I always can stock up. Sounds scrummy! Serving: The cake is best served warm with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or by itself as a snack. Reply, This looks fabulous! Now, at last, I just enjoy seeing them and letting them pass. Any caramel bits that may have stuck in the pan can be spooned back over the warm cake. Reply, I have never heard of red bananas. First it was banana yogurt on Monday morning, yesterday evening a banana tart, and now this! BANANA CAKE WITH MOCHA FROSTING AND SALTED CANDIED PEANUTS from David Lebovitz – Ready for Dessert. Cheers! Get recipes and blog posts sent right to your Inbox! Thanks for sharing David! Reply. With rum. They’ve needed a purpose for awhile. Reply, Am not sure what type of Le Creuset pan you’re referring to (most of mine are either two-handled casseroles and gratin dishes), but if you have one that resembles a skillet that should work. The skin will turn quite dark when they’re ready.) This cake is not an original recipe of mine, it's straight from David Lebovitz, and it's positively delicious. Discover (and save!) Reply, He likes spices but the French, in general, don’t add them by the teaspoon (or tablespoon!) Reply, I use Magic Line cake pans and those go right on the stovetop just fine. I wonder if there’s a cinnamon appreciation gene that many Europeans are lacking. Thanks for another great recipe! Especially the Paris tidbits…as my husband and I have just purchased a pied-a-terre in the 5th! It is amazing how, with but a few clicks, one can stumble upon something utterly delightful! Jun 15, 2018 - Banana Upside Down Cake, a food drink post from the blog David Lebovitz on Bloglovin’ 6. I’ve always felt that nutmeg and vanilla was the flavor combination for bananas. Sounds lovely, I’ll be baking that tonight. You are a treasure! Reply, What can i use instead of sour cream? Warm the pan directly on the stovetop over low heat, stirring until the sugar is thoroughly moistened. I’m working on a gluten free recipe for it as well. Henry: It should work, although I can’t say for sure because I haven’t tried it. Faced with a lot of extra bananas, and if you’re a baker and are on social media, you know the drill - yup, banana bread…but I decided to go the extra mile (or kilometer, in Europe) and make my Banana-Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake.It’s a lower-in-fat recipe I developed that has only a little butter, and just 1 egg, but a LOT of flavor. I think it’s funny that Cynthia keeps collecting recipes that haven’t been used yet, because I do the same! To make the topping, place the brown … Did you use semi or bittersweet chocolate for this? And nothing else did either. But at my age, it’s strenuous all that traveling and teaching in a short week. I've been eating it for breakfast even, sneaking small slices in between sips of coffee. It was pretty easy to make, gorgeous in presentation, and came off without a hitch. Free fruit? Reply. I also wanted to try using teff, a whole grain flour that I’ve been interested in experimenting with. Topping: 1 stick butter 3/4 c light brown sugar 3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/4 … Reply, Just one small, easy question: why are you always so fascinating and brilliant? Jennifer: Thanks. I also completely forgot to put the butter in (I swear I meant to) and the cake didn’t suffer any side effects at all. Reply, So 1 banana = 3 slices? ;-) Allow the cake … Notes: For information on substitutions and swapping out ingredients, check out my posts: Baking ingredients and substitutions and Gluten-Free baking and substitutions. I like how the topping doesn’t have a ton of butter, and you make it in the pan. Reply, I love upside down cakes… Never done with banana though. Bananas sliced in half lengthwise, in thirds. I love bananas and chocolate! One note: I totally forgot the lemon juice drops on the bananas, but it still tasted amazing…I don’t know what it does for the flavor but if you don’t have a lemon you could definitely still make this! Perhaps people are not buying the concept of organic bananas, since they aren’t usually associated with pesticides, as are other fruits. Your photos are inspiring me to make another one. Can I get the sugar/butter base started in a small saucepan and pour into my cake pan? 5. One day I forwarded your url to my husband (we are both francophiles, headed for Paris in June!) Thanks! Reply. While I don’t mind eating butter, sour cream, and eggs, I challenged myself to come up with some lowfat recipes that didn’t taste lowfat, but tasted just as good – if not better – than their full-fat counterparts. 7. Reply. I used it with Alice Medrich’s low-fat brownies. Use an electric mixer to … Pour it into an 8 inch cake pan. Reply, What do you think of using almond meal instead of teff? 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