Banana Recipes

Serves: 8 / Prep time: 15 mins / Cook time: 60 mins

Upside Down Banana Chocolate Cake

Send your tastebuds upside down and inside out with this rich and indulgent cake.


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 3 large ripe Cavendish bananas, peeled, halved lengthways
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g dark chocolate, melted
  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • thickened cream, whipped to serve
  • Fudge sauce
  • ½ cup thickened cream
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped


Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line base and side of a 22cm (base) springform cake pan.

Melt 25g of the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add the banana slices, cut side down. Cook for 1 minute until light golden, turn and cook further 30 seconds. Cool for 5 minutes then arrange bananas, cut side down over the base of the prepared pan.

Combine sugar and remaining butter in food processor. Process until combined. Add eggs one at a time, process until combined. Add melted chocolate and process, scraping down sides as required. Transfer to a bowl, fold in the combined sifted flour and cocoa, then the milk.

Spoon cake batter over the bananas and smooth the surface.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 30 minutes in pan. Turn onto a plate.

For the sauce, combine the cream and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring with a metal spoon until melted and smooth. Drizzle some of the warm sauce over the cake. Cut into pieces and serve with cream and remaining sauce.