Pastrami and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese.
I made you a cake and I flipped it up side down.
And between the peanut butter in my hair (this took forever to get out), spilled milk in the fridge and ah hello, the snow (yes, it is still snowing. Sun, please come back and warm my bones!) it was the highlight of my day.
Oh, and please do not tell me you are sick of bananas or peanut butter. Cause I know it seems like half the things I post contain at least one of these two ingredients. There is the super healthy Coconut Banana pancakes, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Banana muffins (that are the best cookie/muffin creation), oh geez and the Peanut Butter Oreos, the Double Chocolate Peanut Butter stuffed Truffle Cookies (my Dad swears these are the best cookies he has ever eaten), the Pomegranate Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and of course a Gerard family favorite Special K-Bars.
I know, I have a problem and actually, there are still MORE.
Really though what is not to like? Bananas keep things moist and naturally sweet so I can use less butter and sugar. Peanut butter on the other hand, is well – just plain addicting. And hey, it’s packed with a whole lot of protein, another bonus! Note – if you have a peanut allergy, I am sorry, but you can swap in almond or really any other nut butter into any of these recipes.
Seriously, the moment I flipped this cake out of the pan to reveal its caramelized deliciousness, I knew it was going to be good. Then when I drizzled the peanut butter caramel sauce over the top, I just about jumped for joy at this cake’s amazingness.
No really, I jumped for joy. Like I have said before I need a life, and this was exciting!
Flipping cakes upside down is awesome! This is my first upside down cake and I now have like a million more in the works. Prepare yourself.
Ok, so here is the thing. I had every intention to make this cake a healthy one. Full of bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil and whole wheat flour. And for the most part this cake is super healthy and I would totally consider this a well-rounded snack or even serve it at Easter brunch for something sweet. But, then I started adding butter……
Then things went a little down hill.
But, only just a little. See, I just HAD to add some brown sugar to help caramelize the bananas and then the whole sauce thing just had to happen. I mean it definitely makes the cake. Hey, don’t look at me that way. I tried, and like I said, three-fourths of the cake is totally healthy.
Three-fourths is good enough for me.
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Hi Tieghan! Is there any reason I couldn’t use creamy peanut butter instead of the chunky? Looking forward to making this!
You can definitely use creamy:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Can I make this ahead of time? I want to make it for Saturday but I don’t have time to make this cake the day of. If not, can you think of any other cakes that are good make aheads? Thanks Teighan, I love all your recipe!!
Hey Natalie, I am so sorry I am late to answering this. Yes, this can be made in advanced. Hope you enjoy!
This cake is FANTASTIC! Made it a few weeks ago and my boyfriend and I ate the whole thing over the course of the week (sadly) I was out of cocoa and used double chocolate chips. It was still good 🙂 Making it the proper way tonight!
Ya!! Thanks so much for making this. I am so happy you loved it! Hope it turns out better the second time!
This looks so amazing! Three of my favorite flavors in one!
I am totally not sick of pb or bananas! And this looks amazing, thanks so much for linking!
Oh my goodness, this looks sooo yummy! I can’t wait to try it… If you like pb & banana you should take a look at the Banana Bread Brownies topped w/ Chocolate Peanut Butter that I made a while ago! My only complaint was that they turned out super dense. Any tips or suggestions would be awesome!
Here’s the link: http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2012/10/banana-bread-brownies-topped-w.html
Those brownies look great! I am not sure though about them being dense! They look great to me!
Even on a perfect day this would probably still be a highlight. YUM!!!
This looks so moist and to die for! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
I am excited to co-host this weeks marvelous mondays link up. What a yum idea.
Oh Baby! This looks wonderful let alone healthy. Thank you for sharing. Pinned!
We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
Thanks for pinning!
This looks nothing less than amazing! I’m so hungry now!!!!!!
I’m pinning this, for sure. 🙂
thank you and thanks for pinning!
Yum! So if it’s 3/4 healthy then I can eat 3/4 of it before I need to worry right!?!?! 😉
Bananas, PB, chocolate, moist and gooey cake, the whole thing is right up my alley! An making upside down cakes and then flipping can be tricky but you nailed it!
Not sure I nailed, but thanks Averie!!
I’m going to completely ignore the fact that I have drool allover my keyboard. These look and sound incredible! I’m featuring you at this week’s Thursday’s treasures, can’t wait to see what you bring next!
I love making people drool! Although I hope your computer is till working! LOL! Thanks so much for featuring these!
seriously… drooling. Thank you.
Thats my goal!