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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Banana Upside Down Cake

This Upside Down Caramelized Gingerbread Banana Cake is gluten-free, super quick and easy to make, and is incredibly delicious with its perfectly spiced gingerbread base topped with sticky caramelized bananas. It makes for one perfect holiday dessert certain to impress the pickiest of guests!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Coconut Sugar


Caramelized Banana Layer:

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbs milk of choice I use almond
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 tbs blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cake pan; set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine butter, sugar, molasses, ginger and cinnamon. Whisk until combined and smooth.
  • Pour into bottom of greased cake pan in an even layer.
  • Arrange banana slices however you would like pressing firmly into caramel layer.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry cake ingredients almond flour through sea salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Gradually stir in wet ingredients milk through vanilla. Whisk vigorously until smooth.
  • Stir in spices until just combined.
  • Pour cake batter on top of caramelized banana layer.
  • Place into preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before serving.
  • When ready to serve, gently flip cake pan upside to release cake.
  • Slice, and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg