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chocolate pbj banana upside-down dump cake

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Becky Hudgins
Joshua, TX

This cake is so moist. Topped with vanilla ice cream it is just like a sundae. It was a hit at our church lunch.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is definitely not your traditional dump cake and Elvis would probably love it. It's a moist chocolate cake meshed with a peanut butter banana sandwich. The sliced banana cooks on the bottom and caramelizes with the peanut butter and jelly. It creates its own caramel sauce when flipped. Super easy to make, serve with a little caramel sauce drizzled over the top and a scoop of ice cream.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate pbj banana upside-down dump cake

  • 1 box
    fudge or devil food chocolate cake mix
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 stick
    soft butter
  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 c
    jelly or preserves (I used orange marmalade)
  • 3 sm

How To Make chocolate pbj banana upside-down dump cake

Test Kitchen Tips
In step 2, we suggest also covering the bottom of the pan with parchment paper to ensure the cake doesn't stick.
  • Preparing chocolate cake based on package directions.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake as directed on the box. Set aside.
  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray and covered in parchment paper.
    Spray a 9x13 pan with butter cooking spray.
  • Ready to cream butter and brown sugar.
    In a small bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar.
  • Butter mixture spread into the baking dish.
    Spread the mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sliced bananas in the baking dish.
    Slice the bananas the long way and cut them in half. Arrange in the bottom of the pan.
  • Peanut butter, jelly, and chocolate chips added to baking dish.
    Put peanut butter, by the teaspoons, on the bottom of the pan. Arrange the jelly in open areas. Toss in chocolate morsels.
  • Cake batter poured over bananas.
    Pour cake batter over the ingredients.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 45 mins or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  • Baked cake cooling.
    Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Dump cake inverted onto a platter.
    Loosen the sides and invert the cake onto a platter. Cut into squares and serve.
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    If you want a more moist and gooey Dump Cake, mix 6 tbsp butter, 1/2 c brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds and pour over cake.