Upsidedown Hazelnut Banana Cake Recipe

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Upsidedown Hazelnut Banana Cake
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  • 1/3 lb hazelnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup banana puree , from 1 or 2 bananas
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • hazelnut schmear, recipe follows
  • equipment: 9-inch cake pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the cake pan.
  2. Toast the nuts and let them cool completely.
  3. In a food processor, grind the nuts with the sugar until very fine.
  4. Using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter; then add the sugar mixture. Add the eggs and mix. Add the sour cream and vanilla and stir. Mix in the banana puree. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt to make a smooth batter.
  5. To bake, cover the bottom of the cake pan with some of the warmed hazelnut schmear (microwave 40 seconds or so). Fan some banana slices over it and spoon in the batter.
  6. Bake until just set, about 35 to 40 minutes. Keep warm in a low oven and turn it out at the last minute.
  7. Hazelnut Schmear:
  8. 3/4 cup butter
  9. 1/2 pound dark brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  11. Melt the butter. Remove from the heat and whisk in the brown sugar and the nuts. Store in the refrigerator.
  12. Yield: about 2 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 495.35 Kcal (2074 kJ)
Calories from fat 272 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.22g 46%
Cholesterol 81.51mg 27%
Sodium 331.89mg 14%
Potassium 435.02mg 9%
Total Carbs 49.51g 17%
Sugars 20.51g 82%
Dietary Fiber 3.95g 16%
Protein 10.11g 20%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 136.3mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 372.9 Kcal (1561 kJ)
Calories from fat 204.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.75g 46%
Cholesterol 61.36mg 27%
Sodium 249.84mg 14%
Potassium 327.48mg 9%
Total Carbs 37.27g 17%
Sugars 15.44g 82%
Dietary Fiber 2.97g 16%
Protein 7.61g 20%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 10%
Calcium 102.6mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.6
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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