Salted Caramel Banana Cake

December 03, 2019
Salted Caramel Banana Cake is moist, sticky and delicious.

Moist Salted Caramel Banana Cake photo

Banana Cake!

Almost everyone has tasted banana cake, at least once in their life time!

Preference is subjective though.
Some of us just adore banana cake whilst some has that 'meh' feeling.

I love banana cakes, but not going overly crazy, obsessed with one.

Upside Down Salted Caramel Banana Cake!

But this upside down Salted Caramel Banana Cake is on another level of its own!
A slice of this delicious banana cake has got me hooked.

Just by looking at the beauty of the caramelised banana slices on the cake, once the cake is flipped over is so satisfying.

The golden glistening, slightly salty caramel sauce makes me want to savour as soon as I possibly can (but I had to wait for the photoshoot to be over!!)

Recipe tweaked from

A slice of moist Salted Caramel Banana Cake photo

How To Bake Banana Cake

The whole list of ingredients and methodology are in the printable Recipe Card below.

However, I attached here, steps by steps, in photos as sometimes I do get lost in trying to explain myself verbatim-ly :)

Point to note :
  • to make salted caramel sauce beforehand!
  • best use overly ripe banana
Step 1 : Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

banana cake ingredients image
Step 2: Slice banana lengthwise

peeled over ripe banana

 Step 3: Arrange sliced banana, the cut side face downwards
arrange banana on salted caramel topping before baking a cake

 Step 4: Fill up with batter
Baking an upside down banana cake photo

Easy Banana Cake

From the series of photos above and recipe below, one can tell how easy it is to make this caramelised upside down banana cake.

If you are bored with the classic banana cake, this is your go to banana cake.

It's my go to Banana Cake recipe from now on.
Just because its tasty and pretty :D

Tasty upside down banana cake

How do I serve this Salted Caramel Banana Cake?

Best serve when it is still warm
But room temperature cake is still as delicious as the warm slice banana cake.

Salted Caramel Banana Cake best eaten within 3 days.
Banana slices would turn colour (slightly purple-ish) after the second day.

 The banana cake has lost all its charm, glisten all gone and it was just not as pretty but still as tasty.

Can I freeze this Salted Caramel Banana Cake?

No! It's not for the freezer.
The banana slices would be mushy and not pleasant to look at  IMHO :P.

Easy banana Cake recipe

Other recipes that has Banana on the blog

Sticky Date, Banana and Pecan tea loaf
Easy Banoffee Pie
Spelt flour Banana Bread

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Salted Caramel Banana cake

Salted Caramel Banana cake
Yield: 10
Author: Lisa Ho
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 30 M
Moist, sticky and delicious Salted Caramel Banana Cake


Salted Caramel Topping
  • 1/3 cup (80g) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (100g) muscovado sugar
  • 4 large bananas
  • 2 pinch of salt
Banana Cake batter
  • 2 cups (240g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) unsalted very soft butter
  • 3 large eggs (165 g)
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) sour cream


Salted Caramel Topping
  1. Place butter and sugar in a small saucepan
  2. Cook over medium heat until melted and combine.
  3. Add salt and mix
  4. Pour the caramel into the pre-prepared 23 cm round cake tin.
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F/ 180C (no fan).
  2. Lightly grease and line a 9 inch / 23cm deep round cake tin pan.
  3. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
  4. Beat together all the ingredients with an electric mixer util well combined.
  5. Pour caramel to the base of the baking pan.
  6. Arrange banana to fit in within the baking tray.
  7. Pour and level batter with spatula.
  8. Bake for 55 mins to 1 hour , or until skewer comes off clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  10. Slice off the dome to level the cake (optional)
  11. Flip the banana cake over onto a plate.
  12. Serve immediately

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  1. I love when there is sour cream in a batter, makes a great moist cake. Cannot wait to make this for my kids.

  2. Oh my does this cake look good! Banana's and caramel, dreams do come true! -Genevieve from @fittyfoodlcious

    1. Thank you Genevieve :D.
      Banana and caramel makes such a good pair :P

  3. This is such a marvelous cake....can't resist it

  4. Not only does this cake look amazing! But it tastes fabulous too!

  5. I love everything about this recipe! I'm not big on desserts, but this one I'm going to try for sure!

    1. Thank you Simone :D
      This cake taste amazing so say the dessert person aka me :P

  6. This is a fabulous banana cake recipe. I love the caramel and bananas on top!

  7. What a beautiful way to enjoy bananas. I'm going to try this with apple bananas when I'm in Hawaii next month - I can imagine how wonderful they will make the topping. Beth

    1. Thank you Beth :D

      I am intrigue with apple banana taste. Unfortunately, we don't get it here :(


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