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Apricot Banana Upside Down Cake

Proof that boxed cake mixes are a home cook's dream!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cakes
Servings 10
Calories 491 kcal


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 8 oz Butter divided
  • 7-10 Apricots
  • 2-3 Bananas
  • ¾ C Brown Sugar packed
  • ¾ C Milk
  • ¼ C Amaretto
  • 3 Eggs


  • Make cake batter by mixing together boxed cake mix, 4 oz melted butter, milk, amaretto, and eggs. Set aside to thicken.
  • Cut apricots in half and remove their pits. Slice bananas to approximately the same thickness as the apricot halves.
  • In an ovenproof skillet, melt 4 oz butter. When bubbling, add brown sugar and stir to incorporate. Let cook undisturbed for three minutes to begin to caramelize.
  • Nestle in the apricot halves (cut side down) and bananas to make a tight topping. Remove from heat, add cake batter and smooth.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto a plate. Enjoy warm with ice cream or whipped cream!


Feel free to substitute the fruit for your preference! Plums, peaches, all apricot or all banana, pineapple and even apple would be delicious!


Sodium: 579mgCalcium: 161mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 1155IUSugar: 47gFiber: 2gPotassium: 242mgCholesterol: 100mgCalories: 491kcalSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 22gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 71gIron: 2mg
Keyword Cheap, Comforting, Dessert, Easy, Fast, Fruit
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