Upside-Down Banana and Date Chocolate Squares
Prep Time : 25 Minutes
Total Time : 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings : 12
Serve this super sticky and moist chocolate upside-down cake with a nutty honey glaze and cinnamon-spiced whipping cream!
- 80g butter
- 150g light brown sugar
- 3 medium-sized bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 6 Medjool dates, halved lengthwise and stones removed
- 1 box (500g) Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
- 3 eggs
- 80ml vegetable oil
- 275ml water
- 1 sachet (35g) Betty Crocker™ Whipping Cream Mix
- 115ml cold milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons honey, heated until warm
- 25g pecans, chopped
- 23cm square cake pan
- Baking parchment paper
- Small saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- Large bowl
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Medium bowl
- Small bowl
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 23cm square cake pan with butter. Lightly sprinkle with flour, then line base with baking parchment paper.
- Heat butter and brown sugar in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour hot mixture into cake pan, and spread to completely cover base. Arrange bananas cut-sides down in pan. Place dates cut-sides up around bananas.
- Beat cake mix, eggs, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into cake pan; spread evenly.
- Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake.
- Place heatproof serving plate or board upside down on top of cake pan. Turn plate and pan over together. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake, then remove.
- Meanwhile, beat whipping cream mix and milk in medium bowl as directed on package. Fold in ground cinnamon. Stir honey and pecans together in small bowl.
- Serve warm cake, cut into squares, with honey glaze spooned over. Top with a spoonful of the cinnamon whipped cream.
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to the chocolate cake mix for extra spice, if desired.
- Choose firm bananas for this cake; if they are too soft, they will not hold their shape during baking.