Banana Caramel Upside Down Cake Recipe 

 Originally Written: September 10, 2010

By  Hanna Trafford

This recipe may sound like it is loaded with calories and stuff generally bad for you – but it actually has only 280 calories and 10gms of fat per serving. And it is delicious!


  • 3/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of salt free margarine
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 4 ripe firm bananas
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs (use Omega 3 eggs if you can)
  • 2 teaspoons of each vanilla and finely grated orange rind
  • 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preaheat oven to 350F
  2. grease 9-inch springform pan, wrap the bottom and outer edge with foil
  3. Heat the sugar with 3 tablespoons of margarine in a saucepan over medium heat
  4. Cook, stirring until sugar is melted
  5. Pour into bottom of prepared pan
  6. Sprinkle with walnuts
  7. Slice bananas into 1/4 inch thick slices
  8. Overlap slices in a circular pattern in the prepared pan and set aside
  9. Stir the remaining margarine, yogurtm eggs vanilla nad orange rind until blended
  10. Blend together sugar, flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl
  11. Stir into yogurt mixture just until combined
  12. Drop the batter by spoonfulls over the banana layer and smooth the top
  13. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until tested inserted into the centre comes out clean
  14. Let cool for at least 5 minutes in the pan on a rack
  15. Then unmould onto a cake plate, banana side up

Hope you have enjoyed this recipe, please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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