banana foster cake on a white platter

Banana Foster Upside Down Cake

This easy to make Bananas Foster Cake has a rum laced brown sugar topping, crunchy pecans and a tender cake underneath.  Less than 10 minutes to assemble and in the oven it goes!   

Course Dessert, holidays
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool down 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
413 kcal


Rum Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans toasted or raw
  • 2 bananas, slightly ripe


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt fat free is fine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt butter in small microwave safe bowl.  Add rum.  

  3. Pour butter rum mixture into 8 x 8 pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans.  Combine in the bottom of the pan and spread out evenly.

  4. Carefully cut your bananas horizontally. ( It's okay if a few one will notice! )

     Lay the bananas on top of the butter and sugar mixture.

  5. In large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon .

  6. In medium mixing bowl whisk together egg, milk, yogurt, oil and rum until well mixed.

  7. Add wet ingredient to dry ingredients.  Mix until batter is smooth and free of any visible lumps.

  8. Pour over banana's.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until brown on top and cake springs back in center when touched.


    Serve with vanilla ice cream.  Store in refrigerator for up to three days.

Recipe Notes

Use slightly ripe (not overly ripe) bananas.
Cut bananas horizontally, don't worry if a few will still look great!
Wait 10 minutes before inverting onto platter. Be sure the platter is big enough for the cake :).

Nutrition Facts
Banana Foster Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 198mg8%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.