What I do know: it smells heavenly and I can’t wait to find out what it is!!! Reply, Love your recipes, David. 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. Can’t wait to try it but I just cleaned out my supply of ripening bananas over the weekend. I have a large very flat plate (which they call a pizza plate, around here) and the cake sits perfectly flat on it. I did make a really nice banana & cream cobbler pie, which took 1/2 kilo off my hands. To make the topping, place the brown … (Many pharmacies in Europe have bicarbonate of soda, so you might want to check. Finely chopped the peels and put them around his azalea plants. Fabulous azaleas so they must have loved bananas, too. Reply, I love bananas. Not 10 minutes after being plated, my roommates managed to devour half of this cake. I didn’t have any fresh bananas as I am trying to stay low in that sector of my local store! There is nothing better than chocolate and bananas, but I have to imagine you’re pretty tired of banana anything at this point. But it sounds good! Ideas? 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. 2. I required two and a half bananas for the base. I made it with all APF and lime juice without any problems. I am tempted to make it and then take a large slice just for myself to tempt my workmates with. Did you use semi or bittersweet chocolate for this? This is such a good base recipe! Henry: It should work, although I can’t say for sure because I haven’t tried it. Reply. Question: What are good questions to ask of chocolatiers and patissiers to get them to open up about their wares? And nothing else did either. Nothing says fall like...bananas (?) all teff would not work (it would be a brick-cake) but you could subs a gluten free APF to the normal APF one. However I’d feel proud turning one of these upside down cakes out any time of the year. BANANA CAKE WITH MOCHA FROSTING AND SALTED CANDIED PEANUTS from David Lebovitz – Ready for Dessert. David Lebovitz - 613.27k Followers, 437 Following, 15982 pins | Cookbook author and pastry chef sharing recipes for baking, cooking, drinking, and more! This is a cake that everyone will love! 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! And the fact that it is low(ish) fat just reduces the guilt in eating a huge hunk of the cake. :D Reply, I love upside down cakes… Never done with banana though. I especially love that you’ve made this pretty healthy! 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. www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2010/05/banana-upside-down-brownies-recipe The skin will turn quite dark when they’re ready.) Topping: 1 stick butter 3/4 c light brown sugar 3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/4 … 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!). Reply. 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. Preheat oven to 160°C. Serving: This cake is best served the day it's made, preferably while warm, but can be served at room temperature. 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. Reply, Thanks for letting us know the whole wheat flour works well! A source of some great recipes is David Lebovitz's newsletter. Reply. Caramelising the fruit creates a lovely sticky, gooey sauce that runs over the light sponge cake. Reply, Hi David, I made the cake with caramelised sugar, it worked beautifully. Reply, Curiously, it seems there might be a surplus of organic bananas here in Israel too. Drinking French Bar Boxes from Slope Cellars and K & L Wine Merchants, http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=57215749&id=6857874#!/photo.php?pid=57217865&id=6857874&fbid=10100168801701899, http://dinnertonightblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/upside-down-banana-chocolate-chip-cake.html. If you do, let us know how it comes out. Reply, I made this cake twice this week, and I used the yellow bananas in one, and the red in the other. Thank you David! I LOVE upside down cakes. And I have to pay $US4 for a kilo of organic bananas here in Australia! Heavenly. I baked it for 20 extra minutes covered in foil (55 total). Well, except the cinnamon is in the cake instead. Gently fold in the chocolate pieces. Reply, Beautiful, and I sooo have plans for this one! I’m happy with oranges, grapefruits, and chocolate (yup, cocoa beans are fruit – great news for fruit-lovers!) 1 banana > 6 slices seems rather thin slices. I recently saw this banana upside down cake recipe on David Lebovitz’ blog and I knew that I had to try it. In the meantime, here’s my version, made it with Muscovado sugar: I just used up my frozen ripe bananas this past weekend for banana bread. Reply, I made this today and boy is it good was the bell at my Thanksgiving/Husband’s Bday Ball⭐️Thank you for always sharing such infinitely readable & Amazingly Deeelicious recipes!! Will give it a try! Mix in the granulated sugar. 2. Fabulous! I made it last night for a party of 6…Didn’t use the teff flour, just APF and yellow bananas…It was beautiful…light, so flavourful, with a rich banana/caramel top. Reply, Your upside down cakes are all the bomb! I too came across an obscene amount of ripe bananas in the discount produce bin at my local co op. I baked it for 45 minutes and it still looked quite pale so I baked it for another fifteen ish minutes, by which time the cake was quite brown. Any caramel bits that may have stuck in the pan can be spooned back over the warm cake. And you might want buy something, to show that you’re there to appreciate what they do. I like how the topping doesn’t have a ton of butter, and you make it in the pan. Your photos are inspiring me to make another one. It was a nice respite in the winter, and a good addition to my fruit dessert repertoire. Put all the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar in a bowl, lightly mix them until all … It seemed everyone had some overripe bananas that needed to be used up, which isn’t all that uncommon even in the best of times. 4. I didn’t press it because I’m always happy to have free fruit. All this banana-upside-downiness has made me consider making a banana tatin. He said he was concerned about getting them banged up on his bicycle riding back to his place, so he’d be delighted if I took them off his hands. Or enjoyed at room temperature. Margaret: I love Central Market. I made this tonight and it was a big hit with my friends! I definitely try this cake recipe. Reply. Let’s just say they are way too ripe to be consumed by the banana gourmands with whom I live. J’adore le chocolat et les bananes ensemble. None of mine will do. 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. Reply, wow — I never realized that bananas could be so good! Magda Reply, Your description of the carmelized bananas is going to make it difficult for me to last the day without this cake. Save this Banana upside down cake recipe and more from David Lebovitz to your own online collection at EatYourBooks.com Banana Upside Down Cake (David Lebovitz) In the winter, we often turn to the tropics to get our fruit fixes. It was so good. Jul 1, 2019 - 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. I just use the extra egg yolk to make custards for your ice creams. When I originally developed this recipe, as mentioned, I was writing for a magazine that requested low-fat recipes, hence the single egg white. Possiblement c’est le meilleur gateau de ma vie. I would just like to compliment your work, for you’ve weakened my resolve. Discover (and save!) 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. 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. Glad you like the new newsletter, too! It’s also how I found your blog while doing my pre-trip research, and also discovered all of your wonderful books etc. 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. Reply, very interesting re: teff for this recipe and your having to forfeit heavier dose of cinnamon! So tonight he’s cooking me a meal from a recipe you recently posted. The vanilla bean and rum for the banana cinched it for me though, thank you for this! One day I forwarded your url to my husband (we are both francophiles, headed for Paris in June!) 7. Reply. Mix the brown sugar in hot water and wait until it dissolves. And btw: where you do you live where there’s no brown sugar? If using water, simmer the mixture for about 45 seconds. So you should end up with three lengthwise slices. I love red bananas, which have a more pronounced flavor than yellow bananas, but are hard to come by in France, and elsewhere. I mixed the batter very little. Reply, Mmmm..the topping sounds almost like Banana’s Foster..just add liquor and fire it up! I got so excited looking at this recipe! Quick question. Reply. 1. An American in Paris. Reply, This looks amazing! your own Pins on Pinterest Reply, David, tonight when I was doing my grocery shopping and strolling through the produce section, no mec foisted his bananes upon me. Reply. This is a cake that everyone will love! Reply, Just one small, easy question: why are you always so fascinating and brilliant? I can smell the caramel, vanilla and banana through the screen. In thirds lengthwise or across?? I’ll have better bananas then.” I live in hope. Bananas, however, seem to be difficult to come by in the small French town I live in. Sounds scrummy! A very appealing alternative to banana bread and chocolate dipped frozen bananas! The cake looks gorgeous :) Reply. (Add a sprinkle of salt if using unsalted butter.) Reply, David, When are you coming to Central Market in Texas to promote your new book? I’ve also never heard of red bananas, they look so cool. If you're in the winter doldrums, this cake'll cheer you up. I suppose that means it was probably under-done…(?) How unfortunate that such deals never occur in America…. I’ve never posted, but I enjoy your blog so much. Notes: For information on substitutions and swapping out ingredients, check out my posts: Baking ingredients and substitutions and Gluten-Free baking and substitutions. Cool the cake for about 20 minutes, then run a knife along the edges of the cake to help it release from the pan. I found myself buying 4 kg of them! I love the variation in flour – I buy these interesting flours on impulse and then rarely know what to do with them. Anna: In the headnote, prior to the recipe, I list three alternatives to use if you can’t find sour cream. 6. I have grown accustomed to throwing the under-appreciated uneaten and unpeeled into a freezer bag for use at a later time. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out relatively clean. Reply, Hello David, I had to thank you – I made this cake for last night’s dessert – for a friend who is strictly vegetarian and doesn’t even take eggs (and that makes my life very difficult). Dec 10, 2015 - This dazzling, delicious Upside Down Cake recipe from pastry chef David Lebovitz can almost be made with any fruit you wish. Reply, There is probably nothing else that can get my attention like chocolate and bananas does. :) Reply, Oh, I saw red bananas yesterday and was wondering what I could do with them! organic bananas Banana Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake Recipe. Jun 22, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Mel Price. Admitting is the first step. It didn’t disappoint. Reply, This looks great. Delicious looking cake, I love bananas. Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris. Reply. Reply, Yes! In a large bowl, mix together the butter, egg white, egg, banana puree, sour cream or buttermilk, vanilla, and espresso, if using. Will look out for them in future. http://dinnertonightblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/upside-down-banana-chocolate-chip-cake.html thank you! Reply. I recently saw this banana upside down cake recipe on David Lebovitz’ blog and I knew that I had to try it. : ), Audrey: Yes, you can freeze them. Chunks will be a little melty whereas store-bought chocolate chips hold their shape once baked, so it’s up to you. (Very tropical.) Get recipes and blog posts sent right to your Inbox! I also need to get an oven so I can make this. I’m Belgian but lived in the States for a while and I get this comment all the time from my partner (and his family). So jumped at the bunch when I saw it, and put those in my fruit bowl to see who would ripen first. Can I get the sugar/butter base started in a small saucepan and pour into my cake pan? Reply, Do you know any good places where i can go and have afternoon tea (in Paris), except from the Ritz? I usually use the low-fat version in baking and wondered if my not noticing any difference was due to my unsophisticated palate. Preheat oven to 160°C. I have a cast iron skillet that I use, which I used when I made this upside down cake. Best Cake Ever! AARGH. I considered emptying the batter out of the tin and removing the bananas so I could grease it, but didn’t and decided I would post an irritable message here instead if (as I expected) the cake stuck to the tin. Very impressive to look at but even better to devour! And that was the same way I felt when I pulled this out of the oven and unmolded it onto a serving plate. 9,544 talking about this. It’s similar to this pizza/cake plate, but you can likely find one close to home at a cookware store. BTW — the new layout for your newsletter is excellent. 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 thank you for your existence. How topical! I’ve used yogurt, so that could be a low-fat alternative to the sour cream. if you would like to use a ‘pure’ flour and not a pre-mixed one you could google home-made recipes for GF flour blends – you need something tho hold this cake together, if it’s not gluten it needs to be something else usually provided in the GF APF mixs. I’m impressed! wow I have to find this magic banana man! I’d be right at home! I’m happy with oranges, grapefruits, and ch. (It doesn’t have to be grand, just a gesture.) https://www.davidlebovitz.com/banana-upside-down-cake-recipe Thanks! i’ve got a ton of nutella, and bananas just sound like the perfect compliment. I’m working on a gluten free recipe for it as well. Still, this was incredible. I owe you a big thank you, I could get used to this life real quick! This recipe came at a providential moment. Pour into a lightly greased 22cm round cake tin. CAKE. Very clever. Thanks for this recipe! Reply, I made this a while ago and have been dreaming about it ever since. Reply, Thank you David! Thanks for the recipe! Very well received. Reply, Which market and day was it? Perhaps people are not buying the concept of organic bananas, since they aren’t usually associated with pesticides, as are other fruits. Reply, No problem : ) I’m using a recipe plug-in now, which makes the recipes possible to be printed out, but means that I have to plug all the ingredients and instructions into individual modules, so it’s harder to catch those things. Cheers! Pour it into an 8 inch cake pan. those pictures make me hungry, Oh, very very much want. Reply, 5 bananas in one cake and chocolate too! 8. I have NO idea what it is, as I’m not allowed in the kitchen until dinner is served. I am ready to fly back across the Atlantic just to be with him. Reply, I made it with a combination and teff and all-purpose flour. I was just wondering what to do with all my Costco bananas. Reply, Thank you David! This cake can also be made in a regular 9-inch (23cm) cake pan, one that is fine to heat on the stovetop if you don’t have a cast iron skillet. Reply, David, this is delicious! Bookmarked =) Reply, Thank you for the recipe and the great timing. WOW did it look good. I also had a meyer lemon that needed to be used so I zested and squeezed a little juice into the banana puree. If you can’t find one of those either, you can make your own buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1/2 cup of whole milk and letting it sit 10 minutes. It was beautiful and delicious even to those who don’t like banana bread in our house; they asked for seconds, and thirds. I think this recipe is so perfect as written, I am reluctant to make any changes like using a whole egg rather than just the egg white, even though I have no real reason to keep low fat. I think I paid €3 for mine at La Vaisellerie, which is a great place to poke around in Paris. “We really like what you bake but what’s with the cinnamon?” Frustrating. Chaqu’un a son gout, n’est pas? Seems we love an ole fashioned favorite. Funny because this weekend I also bought a truckload of bananas from my farmers market for a dollar. Reply, My winter go-to fruit is definitely the persimmon, but this upside down cake I would totally devour :) Reply, The cake looks amazing. 951 views OH did it taste even better!!!! Never had read one could make a cake this way. Luckily, my local store has bananas for 49 cents a pound, so I always can stock up. Also, I’m not convinced the lemon juice serves any purpose – is it to keep the bananas from browning (which seems pointless as it’s going to be baked) or do you actually intend that it imparts some flavor? Reply, Smoosh up the rest and freeze it. Reply, I love this cake! Nov 2, 2013 - This is David's Lebovitz's Banana and Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake. Finally – I’d do more chocolate chips as well. 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. Sounds lovely, I’ll be baking that tonight. Check here for more on types of French sugar. Reply, That look great! 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. 6. Thanks for sharing David! 1. I mean you can tell that SOMETHING is on the top but you can’t really tell they’re bananas. Thank you, thank you, merci for sharing! Reply. Reply, This looks fabulous! I took them to the fullest ripening point that I can allow, which is black, with a few yellow polka dots. 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