Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake

4 from 2 votes

Banana upside down cake is one of the most delectable cakes with a spongy texture and baked using banana Robusta, whole wheat flour and Jaggery. This healthy cake is a guilt free treat for all sweet tooth people.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Served AsDesserts, Snacks
Servings 6


  • Caramel:
  • ¼ cup Demerara sugar
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • Cake:
  • 1 or 1 ½ banana sliced
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • ½ cup full fat milk
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 – 3 tbsps of water if needed


  • Setting the pan: 1. Melt butter and grease a round 6 -7 inch pan. Dust little flour 2. Sprinkle the Demerara sugar and spread evenly 3. Place the banana slices on the sugar
  • Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 3 times.
  • Mix powdered jaggery with milk and add cardamom powder. Dissolve completely and strain this liquid for any impurities
  • To the above liquid add the mashed banana and mix well.
  • Add oil and vanilla extract
  • Combine sifted flour mixture to the above wet mixture until no lumps are seen
  • At this stage if the batter is very thick(depends on the whole wheat flour), add water one tablespoon at a time and form a free flowing batter but not runny. ( i used 2 tbsps of water)
  • Preheat oven @180c
  • Pour the batter into the pan set with banana slices. Gently tap without disturbing the banana setup
  • Bake for 30 – 35 mins @ 180c until the cake tester comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down completely, invert the pan and gently tap. Yummy cake is ready to be served

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Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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