Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Upside Down Cake

I was stumbling around food blogs and came across the truly BEAUTIFUL blog, Sprinkle Bakes. Within her treasure trove of recipes, I found a true gem in her recipe for Banana Upside Down Cake.

I immediately had to try my own hand at this recipe. I had never heard of any upside down cake besides pineapple and banana happens to be a personal favorite of mine. I decided the recipe could use a healthy dose of chocolate and, it worked like a charm. It tastes almost like a banana split which leads me to believe that, served warm with a scoop of vanilla and some cherries, this recipe would be heavenly. 

Being time crunched and a cheap college student, I also decided to use a cake mix rather then make one from scratch. But, with the end results being as yum as they were, no one seemed to mind that I took the lazy route. 

Eat & Enjoy :)

Banana Chocolate Upside Down Cake
-3 slightly overripe bananas
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-Brown sugar
-1 box Marble Cake mix 
-Required Ingredients for cake mix, (oil/eggs usually)
-1 bag chocolate chips

Grease a 9 by 13 pan. Slice the bananas thin, lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick, coat in lemon juice in order to prevent too much spoiling/browning. Lay out in greased pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the bananas, add 1/2 the chocolate chips so you end up with a banana/sugar/chocolate topping at bottom of the pan. Make your marble cake according to directions. Once you have the yellow cake prepared in the bowl and are about to pour it into the pan, stir in the remaining chocolate chips before pouring. That way, you have a yellow chocolate chip cake that is THEN marbled with chocolate cake. Chocolate-tastic.

Bake according to directions on cake's box, (typically 25 mins at 350), and Serve!

Like pineapple upside down cake, this cake will spoil faster then most baked goods. So serve to a larger group or eat quickly ;)


  1. This looks delicious! I will definitely try this with the suggested ice cream and cherry on top. :)

  2. Thank you so much for the inspiration and kind words :)