Caramelized Plantain Upside Down Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This month, I baked a Caramelized Plantain Upside Down Cake.  It's a soft spice cake batter that gets poured over plantains and caramel. 

The cake itself was really good!  It was super moist with just the right amount of spice.  I think the plantains would have been better if they had been cooked a little before they were placed in the cake pan.  I've never cooked or baked with plantains, so it's certainly possible they weren't ripe enough.  I also noticed that the plantains that I bought were larger than ones I've seen at some other stores, so there may be a variety of types.

I do think this is a cake I would try again, probably after doing a little research on cooking with plantains.  My whole family have enjoyed plantains when we've eaten them in other settings, so I imagine if I figured out the secret and combined with this cake batter, I'd have a definite winner.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for October 2020 were ~ 

Apple Cake with Sage Caramel

Malted Chocolate Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache

Caramelized Plantain Upside-Down Cake 


    1. Plantains are a tough one to gauge for ripeness, I think. But I would definitely try this out. Thanks for braving this recipe.

    2. This is on my list to make. I love spice cake, plantains and upside down cakes but I opted to go for the cake for which I had the ingredients and didn't have to make a trip to the grocers.

    3. This sounds amazing!! I wonder if you could try this with bananas as well as an alternate. I might have to give it a try!

    4. I've never cooked with plantains either. This looks gorgeous.

    5. This is a pretty cake and I'd like to try my hand at baking with plaintains. Some years back I made a feeble attempt at cooking with them and it didn't turn out good at all.


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