Vegan Banana Upside Down Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by KMuchetti

A Vegan version of the original! Moist, rich, and so yummy!

Top Review by magpie diner

This is a delicious cake and very moist. There are a few points that I kind of messed up on, they weren't mentioned in the recipe. First off - the size of the cake tin. I should have known my 8" was going to be too small, but that's the only round one I had. It definitely needs to be larger. Altho the cake is really moist and it cooked thru, it spilled over and was quite a mess. It was also hard to get out of the pan, I'm wondering if lining the bottom with parchment would have been a good idea. My cake wasn't as pretty as yours KMuchetti, but it is still very enjoyable. I made it with whole wheat flour, worked well - again, not as pretty, it's kind of like banana bread with a sweet topping. Wasn't sure how thin to cut the bananas for the topping, I think I sliced them too thin because they were hardly recognizable in the finished cake. This would be a great afternoon/tea time cake to serve, I'm sure I'll be making it again with these few changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, lemon juice and butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook without stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into a cake pan. Cover evenly with nuts.
  2. Slices the two medium size banana and place in a bowl. Pour remaining mixture over the bananas and toss to coat. Arrange bananas in circular fashion in bottom of cake pan. Set aside.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in an medium sized bowl. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl. Stir to combine. Pour cake batter in cake pan over arranged bananas.
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 50 minuet or until tooth pick comes out clean form the center. Let cool in cake pan for 10 minuets. Loosen edges with knife and turn out onto serving plate. Enjoy!

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