<p>I was never a huge fan of banana desserts until Jernej made two beautiful dishes. Sweet french toast with caramelised bananas and this amazzzzzing caramelized spelt upside down banana cake. Guys, this is sooooo good! You don't even need an oven, it is made in a frying pan in under 40 minutes. This cake is full of lovely spices, cacao, chocolate and of course, bananas. We used spelt flour, but you can also make it with white flour or whole wheat flour. It makes a great dessert, especially if you are in a hurry and you still want to make something yummy for your family or guests. This recipe is easy to make and the cake looks really good. </p>
In a large bowl beat together the butter, caster sugar and a teaspoon of sea salt until nice and fluffy. Add the ground cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cacao and 1 very ripe banana. Mix well to get a nice batter.
Banana cake batter
Add eggs one by one while mixing constantly, using an electric mixer. Mix for about 2 minutes. Stir in the splet flour, baking powder and rum. Combine well, using a spatula.
Peel and halve the bananas. Place a skillet over high heat. When the pan gets really hot, add the sugar and let it dissolve. It will start to caramelized. It will take about 5 minutes. Add 20 ml of water, chocolate and butter. Stir well until just combined. Add the bananas, halved side down. Spread the cake batter evenly on top of the bananas. Lower the heat, cover with a lid and bake for about 35 - 40 minutes.
When the cake is done, immediately turn it upside down and transfer it to a plate. You can serve it right away. Sprinkle with a bit of icing sugar and enjoy.