- 100g butter, melted
- 1 cup soft brown sugar, firmly packed
- 4-5 medium bananas, peeled and halved lengthways
- 200g butter, softened
- 1½ cups caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups plain flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ cup milk
Heat oven to 180°C. Grease a 24cm springform cake tin. Mix melted butter with brown sugar and spread into base of cake tin. Cover with banana halves and set aside.
Make cake mixture by beating butter and sugar in a bowl until thick and pale. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Sift flour and baking powder together and stir into creamed mixture, alternating with milk.
Spread cake mixture over bananas. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven, loosen cake and invert on to a serving plate while still hot or the caramelised sugar will stick to the tin making it impossible to remove.