Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake

This Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake recipe has a layer of bananas and coconut with a brown sugar sauce infusing every bite of the cake. No one will know that this dessert started with a cake mix!

BANANA COCONUT UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

You know a dessert is good when you literally have to take the fork out of your husband’s hand to stop him from eating the entire cake. Not that he couldn’t. He has the metabolism of a 5-year-old.

“This is dangerously good,” he mumbled through a mouth full of warm cake.

This Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake has a layer of bananas and coconut with a brown sugar sauce infusing every bite.

Start off with layering sliced bananas on the each bottom of two cake pans.

brown sugar sauce on top of bananas
Pour on the brown sugar sauce….cake batter on top of bananas Spread the coconut and cake batter on top and bake!
banana coconut upside down cake

Technically this is a dessert but for some reason, probably because bananas are involved, I think I can find a way to serve it up for breakfast or brunch. I mean if a cupcake can disguise itself as a muffin, I can surely get away with serving this.

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3.34 from 6 votes

Yield: 16 servings

This Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake recipe has a layer of bananas and coconut with a brown sugar sauce infusing every bite. No one will know that it started with a cake mix!

  • 1
    Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
  • 3
    whole eggs
  • 1/4
    cup
    oil
  • 1/2
    cup
    sour cream
  • 1/2
    cup
    water
  • 4-6
    bananas sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2
    cups
    shredded coconut
  • 1
    cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2
    cup
    butter, divided

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray or even better line with parchment paper.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and sour cream on low until combined. Beat on high for 2 minutes.

  3. Place banana slices evenly on the bottom of the two cake pans.

  4. In a small saucepan melt butter. Add brown sugar and heat until dissolved. Pour half of the brown sugar mixture into each of the 2 round cake pans over the bananas. Sprinkle coconut over brown sugar sauce.

  5. Pour cake batter on top of the coconut into the two pans, dividing equally.

  6. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cake sit for at least 10 minutes so the bananas stay in place. Invert onto serving dishes. Slice to serve.

banana coconut upside down cake

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