We’re gearing up for the World Cup with classic recipes from Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond, by the restaurateurs behind London’s Cabana restaurants.  

In Brazil there are many types of banana cakes: cuca, a German cake with a rich, crumbly topping; banana bread; bolo cakes, which are sometimes made in a ring shape and often spread with cinnamon; and our favorite, the upside-down cake. Like the French tarte tatin, this indulgent cake is cooked with a layer of caramelized bananas at the bottom, then turned upside-down to show its sticky-sweet banana topping. Perfect as a teatime treat.

Reprinted with permission from Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond