banana upside down cake recipe! HELP!!

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    hey guys, so about four years ago I made this banana upside down cake. I'm pretty sure I found it in the big Betty Crocker cookbook , I'm not very sure about this cause it was a long time ago. I don't have the book with me now. basically I'm trying to find the same recipe again. so from what I remember I know that there was light brown sugar and dark brown sugar involved in the recipe, there was cinnamon and nutmeg (basically some spices) . There was however no sour cream , muscovado sugar, maple syrup . I also think I remember that recipe had an alternate way of making it (maybe with pecans) not too sure about this. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME FIND THIS RECIPE?
     
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    hey , yes I'm pretty sure it uses self raising flour . the syrup to lay the bananas on used dark brown sugar, this I'm sure of.
     
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    Have you tried any other recipes?
     
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    I tried the one you've sent ,but it doesn't quite taste the same
     
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    That's a shame :( the thing with baking is that sometimes a lot of experimentation is required. If you find a recipe that you like that isn't quite right, then alter the ingredients depending on what you want to change. What was the difference between the cake you made recently and the one from 4 years ago? eg was it a different texture, how did the level of sweetness compare, etc.
     
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    the sweetness was pretty much the same , the texture is what is different, the cake I used to make was a lot more dense and less cakey if that makes sense , the cake I used to make also had cinnamon and nutmeg and also ground almonds so it was slightly nutty.
     
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    Yep any cake involving ground almonds will naturally be heavier, so if that's what you're looking for then maybe try substituting some of the flour. For example, this recipe uses half ground almonds and half flour (by volume):

    https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/desserts-and-baking/banana-upside-down-cake

    You could always try that recipe and add the spices? Half a tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg would probably be enough.
     
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    this one was simply amazing !!! almost the same!! thank you!
     
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    Glad you liked the recipe, and I'm happy to hear you found the original one too ;)
     
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