Banana Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

An upside down cake featuring banana and gingerbread.

  • Prep time 25 min

  • Total time 55 min

  • Servings 9

  • Calories per serving 440

Nutrition Facts

You will need

  • 3/4

    cup margarine, divided

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar, divided

  • 1

    firm, large DOLE® Banana, peeled

  • 1/4

    cup DOLE Chopped Dates

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    extra-ripe, medium DOLE Bananas, peeled

  • 1/4

    cup molasses

  • 1-2/3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

Method

  • 1

    Melt 1/4 cup margarine in 9 or 10-inch cast iron skillet.  Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar. Slice firm banana; arrange in single layer in brown sugar mixture. Press dates in spaces between bananas.

  • 2

    Beat 1/2 cup margarine and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg.

  • 3

    Puree ripe bananas in blender; blend 3/4 cup with molasses.  Combine dry ingredients in bowl; stir into beaten mixture alternately with molasses mixture until smooth.  Spread batter over bananas in skillet.

  • 4

    Bake at 350º F. 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.  Invert onto serving plate.

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