Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake Redux

"A slightly different take on a simple vegan upside down cake. I usually use some chia seeds as a binder for my vegan baking adventures, or flax seeds if you can't find chia. Sometimes I add a few drops of warm water to the chia to let them hydrate, they're an amazing egg substitute! The coconut oil and extra citrus give this cake a great tropical taste..yum! Sprinkle some turbinado sugar on the fruit if it's not ripe enough. Please make sure to mix up the spices or leave some out to your preference. I hope you Enjoy this yummy cake!"
photo by Benjamaphone photo by Benjamaphone
photo by Benjamaphone
Ready In:
1hr 30mins
1 cake




  • Clean and core a medium sized pineapple, chop it up.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix dry ingredients, including chia seeds and spices, in mixing bowl.
  • Combine juices and coconut oil (slightly warmed so the oil is liquid) in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the wet into the dry and fold together.
  • Pile pineapple chunks into a 10" x 4" glass baking pan, make sure to line the sides with some pieces of fruit to get extra caramelization goodness!
  • Bake in the center of the oven for at least an hour, give it an extra 20-25 minutes if you want more crunchiness and pineapple oozey yumminess.
  • Once the cake is golden all around, take out of the oven and let cool for an hour.
  • Run a knife along the sides of the pan. Flip the cake upside down and cross your fingers! You now have a delicious animal-product-free baked deliciousness to enjoy!
  • Serve with a topping of vegan coconut vanilla ice cream!

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Lived in Ontario my whole short life but I've been lucky enough to travel a bit. I run a small marine hardware manufacturing business with my dad. We're a team! I love to cook, especially with my new wife! We have lots of cookbooks, we've even made our own for our family at Christmas! I have been vegan for only a couple months, since January 1, 2010. But I was a vegetarian for awhile before that...I find living on a plant based diet to be an adventure in food and experience. We should all cut down on the amount of eggs, meat and dairy we consume.
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