How topical! 5. Reply, Oh, mon dieu! (Add a sprinkle of salt if using unsalted butter.) I made it with all APF and lime juice without any problems. Reply, But if you ever have ripe bananas, and you don’t want cake, you should make Banana Jam, from Peg Bracken’s “I Hate to Cook Book.”, It’s oddly, wonderfully good! Thanks David for re-posting this. It doesn’t look quite as nice as David’s. Reply. ;-) I made something from your archives today, as in “Ripe for Dessert”. Bananas are the most popular fruit in America, and they’re quite popular elsewhere, too. This is such a good base recipe! Fabulous azaleas so they must have loved bananas, too. Reply, Which bananas did you end up using? As a waste-not type who is always eyeing the scraps, I am intrigued. Your upside down cake is next on my list! Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris, I made this cake with teff flour. It’s similar to this pizza/cake plate, but you can likely find one close to home at a cookware store. Thanks for sharing David! Reply, This dish is a thing of beauty. I don’t ever go out for tea, so appreciate the suggestion. “We really like what you bake but what’s with the cinnamon?” Frustrating. Reply. Possiblement c’est le meilleur gateau de ma vie. 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. I’ve subbed it into a number of recipes with success. I’ve never commented before, but this recipe looks so good, and ‘good’ for you too?! Reply, Thank you, thank you! If made an hour or so in advance, it can be inverted on the serving platter, and left with the cake pan over it, to keep it warm. 2 ½ cups all purpose flour I made your cake this weekend but forgot to read about the extra bananas needed for the topping. Congratulations on your massively amazing deal on bananas! Funny because this weekend I also bought a truckload of bananas from my farmers market for a dollar. Reply, Wondering if spelt flour would work as well………….. 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. It available at most natural foods stores and, or 1 cup (140g) all purpose flour plus 6 tablespoons (55g) teff flour. Reply, very interesting re: teff for this recipe and your having to forfeit heavier dose of cinnamon! Mix the brown sugar in hot water and wait until it dissolves. 1 large egg white. A couple of weeks ago I made the Idiot’s Chocolate Cake, which was absolutely brilliant. Thank you for posting the recipe. I think I paid €3 for mine at La Vaisellerie, which is a great place to poke around in Paris. I have a cast iron skillet that I use, which I used when I made this upside down cake. Reply, Confused. Magda Chocolate + Bananas = Small Homemade Miracle. Especially the Paris tidbits…as my husband and I have just purchased a pied-a-terre in the 5th! Peel the bananas and slice them in half lengthwise, into thirds, and arrange them over the brown sugar topping in the skillet. (thank you 10th grade geometry, and it feels appropiate to be using pi to do math on Pi Day!). bunches of bananas for 1 (!) It is almost a waste to use delicious red bananas when your upside-down cake is a great way to rescue the Cavendish. Anyway, it was very easy to get out of the tin. I have some banana’s starting to look a bit tired in my kitchen just begging to be bakes! Visit my blog at Serving: This cake is best served the day it's made, preferably while warm, but can be served at room temperature. If using butter, stir just until the sugar is moist and bubbling, then remove from heat. 9,544 talking about this. Reply. The Rhubarb Almond nougatine Tart. You’ll notice that you can use either butter or water in the topping. Thanks for the recipe – I’ll definitely make this again. To make the batter, put all the ingredients in a large bowl with 1/4 tsp salt. Reply. Got the code right this time. When I turned out this cake, I wanted to dive right into all those glossy, caramelized bananas. Chunks will be a little melty whereas store-bought chocolate chips hold their shape once baked, so it’s up to you. Now, a link to your site rests between that of my department’s university homepage and a literary magazine for which I am an Editor (! 4. Last night I made David's Banana & Chocolate Upside-down Cake to bring to a potluck & game night. See more ideas about cake recipes, cupcake cakes, recipes. It was pretty easy to make, gorgeous in presentation, and came off without a hitch. When I mentioned that the bananas had survived a trip from the tropics, before their arrival in Paris, and surely they’d make it back to his place just fine, which was ten minutes away, he waved me away. Allow the cake … Mix in the remaining dry ingredients until just combined. Reply, Bananas inside and out, my grandchildren will love this cake. Nov 12, 2015 - Mediterranean Style Thanksgiving Recipes | The Mediterranean Dish. Thanks! In a small bowl, mix together the butter, egg, egg white, banana puree, sour cream, and vanilla. Thank you David! I definitely try this cake recipe. Stir until the butter and sugar are liquified and start to bubble. Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy Beautiful Desserts Preheat the oven to … Reply, I made this last night for the midwestern frat boys I cook for and of course my daughter and I had to try it first – to die for! CAKE. I thought the thawed bananas for the topping would release too much moisture so I proceeded with the butter sugar step but added shaved toasted almonds which worked well. (I ended up putting it back in for about 10 minutes and all was fine.) I found myself buying 4 kg of them! Nov 24, 2020 - Favorite cake recipes. Reply, Fantastic! 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream, regular or low-fat. Banana and chocolate is one of my most favorite combinations. I baked it for 20 extra minutes covered in foil (55 total). How unfortunate that such deals never occur in America…. Everyone who tried it in m office moaned with pleasure, they said it was too good to be legal! I use Triple Sec instead of Kahlua when making it, and it is just sensational…, Bananas, Chocolate and Cinnamon: It looks and Sounds delicious combination. I guess my teacher will be happy to do the banana chocolate chip cake instead (and so will the kids). Otherwise you can make the topping, pour it into a solid (not springform) cake pan – similar to these, and make and bake the cake in that. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients until just combined. 9. 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. ;) at the market here in zurich where i go, there is a “sale rack” with tired lettuces, mushy tomatoes… and brown bananas. Or enjoyed at room temperature. 8. I’d be right at home! When it was over, he sent me a text message asking if I could use any bananas. There was some over dripping from the sauce. Reply, My late cousin ate a banana every day. This is when I am bombarded with delicious banana recipes. I made this tonight and it was a big hit with my friends! Reply. I’ve also never heard of red bananas, they look so cool. I didn’t use the teff and omitted the rum (don’t like the flavor) – will make again. Drinking French Bar Boxes from Slope Cellars and K & L Wine Merchants, Can I get the sugar/butter base started in a small saucepan and pour into my cake pan? Reply, David, this is delicious! MERCI!! Reply. An American in Paris. How are you able to stay slim and trim with such a dedicated gastronomical lifestyle? The bottom, covered with banana rounds (which is the top after baking and inverting onto a plate) is not as bright & flashy as as pineapple upside-down cake but just as appetizing. Sep 14, 2012 - A wonderful recipe for caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake with chocolate, a low-fat snack that's easy to make from pastry chef David Lebovitz. What’s your take on which chocolate works best? Cake Recipes Dessert Recipes Desserts Paleo Dessert Banana Upside Down Cake Square Cake Pans Something Sweet Let Them Eat Cake Cupcake Cakes Banana and Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake A wonderful recipe for caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake with chocolate, a low-fat snack that's easy to make from pastry chef David Lebovitz. Now, not to get off task, but recently heard that some cultures, including India, have culinary uses for banana PEELS. Increase the heat to high, bring to the boil and cook for a further 1 minute. Reply, David, When are you coming to Central Market in Texas to promote your new book? Especially admire chatty way you write a recipe. Reply. Wonderful! There is nothing better than chocolate and bananas, but I have to imagine you’re pretty tired of banana anything at this point. :) Just one question, how do get your cake to bake evenly so when inverted it lies flat on the plate? I divided it between the caramel and the cake and topped up with maple syrup, while not adjusting any other measurements. Eat slices off it for breakfast, for a mid morning / mid afternoon / midnight snack . I think it’ll be my new go-to banana bread recipe. The smell is amazing. I’ve been in the mood to make chocolate banana bread again, but this looks better. Yummy…. I’m so glad that you think of low(ish) fat and delicious recipes. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Jennifer: Thanks. Thanks for yet another yummy-sounding recipe, David! Reply, Smoosh up the rest and freeze it. And it was perfect. 2. I’m happy to be taking care of two things with this recipe. Reply, Which market and day was it? Let’s just say they are way too ripe to be consumed by the banana gourmands with whom I live. Another thing about this recipe is that it couldn’t be easier. And your photos make it possible to eat with our eyes! I’m happy with oranges, grapefruits, and chocolate (yup, cocoa beans are fruit – great news for fruit-lovers!) Reply, As a former English teacher, I spent my working life correcting errors. I required two and a half bananas for the base. Thanks for sharing with us! Overripened bananas, what a deeply lovely thing. 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. Nothing says fall like...bananas (?) I didn’t have any fresh bananas as I am trying to stay low in that sector of my local store! Tags: banana butter cake Caramel chocolate chocolate chips egg whites eggs low-fat Lowfat marche recipe sour cream, 5 (!) It was so good. This one is a keeper and I may actually cook it rather than just add it to the huge pile of recipes that I swear someday I’ll try. Free fruit? (I’ve got the chocolate ones pretty well-covered.) Best Cake Ever! Fabulous! Reply, I’ve been very keen to try this recipe since it was posted but an inclination to bake and ripe bananas never seem to coincide in my house – till today. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out relatively clean. Love the Recipe. those pictures make me hungry, Oh, very very much want. Thank you for the recipe! It’s quite prominent in Africa cooking, as it seems to thrive in difficult conditions (which I often feel like I do, too..), but also adds a nutty flavor to baked goods. Sadly, bananas are neither as cheap nor as plentiful in Colorado as they seem to be in Paris, but i somehow think it will be worth the investment. Anna: In the headnote, prior to the recipe, I list three alternatives to use if you can’t find sour cream. To make the topping, place the brown … Reply, Wow, David. Did you use semi or bittersweet chocolate for this? you’re going to find a lot of your readers hitting up the paris markets just before closing now ! 1/2 cup (80g) chocolate chips or chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. A loaf tin – about 8 x 28 cm. Thinking I brought cinnamon from a recent trip to Sri Lanka so I have absolutely the best stuff in my pantry, not being able to use it like I would. It was a nice respite in the winter, and a good addition to my fruit dessert repertoire. If you still have some of those bananas, I have a banana pie recipe that i’m drawing for the site recipelook. I always add almonds or walnuts to my banana bread for a little kick. Reply, Oh, my! IT IS DELICIOUS! After an hour I thought I’d see if I could get it out and it hadn’t stuck to the sides at all. :( This looks gorgeous, and I hate baking just for myself. 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. Reply, This looks divine. Where are all these bananas coming from?!? I got so excited looking at this recipe! J’adore le chocolat et les bananes ensemble. 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. I too stock up on bananas all the time, sometimes making it impossible for me to utilize all of them or simply eat them. I can smell the caramel, vanilla and banana through the screen. Both turned out great! :-) I miss the store very much, and if I could just go and eat Mexican food with the staff and the guests, I’d be there in a minute. So jumped at the bunch when I saw it, and put those in my fruit bowl to see who would ripen first. I too came across an obscene amount of ripe bananas in the discount produce bin at my local co op. Reply. When I originally developed this recipe, as mentioned, I was writing for a magazine that requested low-fat recipes, hence the single egg white. They were in pretty good shape so I asked why he didn’t just take them home for himself. My English After School Club teacher recently told me the kids are looking for some new recipes to try out. I’ve used yogurt, so that could be a low-fat alternative to the sour cream. I love Bananas Foster and this seems a bit like it. Reply, *sigh*. David Lebovitz's Upside Down Banana Cake >> Thursday, April 15, 2010 Soon enough Calgarians will have to pay more for bananas and my blog will have to be renamed to Scrumptiously Fit Bananas because at the rate I’m going through them, the prices are guaranteed to increase. I received my fair share of glances with a few look it’s the crazy ripe banana girl since I am no stranger to that section of the store. Reply, Just made this and it is incredible. Reply, Looks delish. I recently saw this banana upside down cake recipe on David Lebovitz’ blog and I knew that I had to try it. Reply. Thanks very much for the recipe! I could not get her out of my head until I exorcised her with a listen here: Hollaback Girl (clean version). Reply, “if you live somewhere where sour cream isn’t available” Arrange the slices in slightly overlapping rows over the melted brown sugar. 5. Perhaps people are not buying the concept of organic bananas, since they aren’t usually associated with pesticides, as are other fruits. Reply. :D, Hope you have lots of friends that enjoy organic banana goodies! Removed it and it deflated completely. Discover (and save!) Drinking French Bar Boxes from Slope Cellars and K & L Wine Merchants,!/photo.php?pid=57217865&id=6857874&fbid=10100168801701899, This, however, sounds both easier and less sinful, so i can’t wait to try it. I think it’s funny that Cynthia keeps collecting recipes that haven’t been used yet, because I do the same! Finally – I’d do more chocolate chips as well. Reply. Not 10 minutes after being plated, my roommates managed to devour half of this cake. all teff would not work (it would be a brick-cake) but you could subs a gluten free APF to the normal APF one. In 3 banana bags, I can have banana bread all year. I also wanted to try using teff, a whole grain flour that I’ve been interested in experimenting with. Banana Upside Down Cake Banana Layer. Made this cake today and it is fabulous! Thanks for another great recipe! The vanilla bean looks lovely on the cake! i’ve got a ton of nutella, and bananas just sound like the perfect compliment. Put all the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar in a bowl, lightly mix them until all … Jun 22, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Mel Price. I used yoghurt instead of sour cream. It may just be the best thing I’ve EVER baked. Reply, I love this cake! This recipe is fantastic. Reply, Thanks for letting us know the whole wheat flour works well! Reply, This looks great. 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. I suppose that means it was probably under-done…(?) Having a French partner, if you’re American, means you need to dial back the amount of cinnamon you might normally use when baking to avoid the “Trop de cannelle,” when you ask for a second opinion. Check here for more on types of French sugar. : ), Audrey: Yes, you can freeze them. See if you can open this page:!/photo.php?pid=57217865&id=6857874&fbid=10100168801701899 This cake is not an original recipe of mine, it's straight from David Lebovitz, and it's positively delicious. Stir in half of the dry ingredients, then the milk mixture. And it IS delicious. 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). I’ve always felt that nutmeg and vanilla was the flavor combination for bananas. I deviated from his directions only slightly: he called for an 8x8 cake pan, but I don't have one. Seems we love an ole fashioned favorite. I baked mine in a 9 1/2-inch pie plate (a glass plate, so I heated the sugar/butter in the oven instead of on a burner). Truly an amazing dessert, hot, with vanilla ice cream. Cool the cake for about 20 minutes, then run a knife along the edges of the cake to help it release from the pan. It’s a great cake studded with melting chunks of chocolate, the rich-tasting batter scented with a hint of cinnamon, and rows of bananas lined up on top, gooey and caramelized in a pool of brown sugar topping. Everything else, gorgeous. Thanks for letting me know so I can correct it. Reply. Reply, This sounds delicious and since our group of friends all started an iron chef theme (where the next one is cinnamon!) 951 views Reply, Yes! I wonder if there’s a cinnamon appreciation gene that many Europeans are lacking. Sprinkle with a few drops of lemon juice. I can always rely on this website to get the creative juices flowing! Thanks for always having such interesting recipes and photos, not forgetting your anecdotes too. He can’t get enough! I am ready to fly back across the Atlantic just to be with him. To make the cake, whisk together the flour(s), baking powder, salt and cinnamon,in a small bowl and set aside. Scrap down sides of bowl as needed. I have six bananas looking for a home and I CANNOT stuff a single extra one in the freezer. Will definitely make. If you live somewhere where sour cream isn’t available, you can use buttermilk, plain whole milk yogurt, or fromage blanc. This is a keeper :) Reply, I made it last night for a dinner party. WOW did it look good. 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, Bananas and melted choco – mmmmm. your own Pins on Pinterest Pour batter over the oranges, even out with a spatula or knife and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 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