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Vegan Apple Upside Down Cake

THE PERFECT FALL TWIST ON A CLASSIC AMERICAN CAKE! CARAMELIZED APPLES, WITH A RICH, MOIST CAKE WILL BE THE PERFECT VEGAN FALL CAKE STAPLE! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free cake, dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes, vegan cake, vegan dessert, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 358kcal
Author LarishaBernard

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour melted butter into a 9-inch square pan.
  • Take a little more softened butter and rub along the sides of dish.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the melted butter.  (*See notes for alternative spiced topping)
  • Peel, core and thinly slice apple.
  • Layer the apple slices in a circular pattern or just lay them in the bottom, making sure they don't overlap a lot.
  • Place the pan into the fridge (Don’t skip this step). 
  • In a bowl, cream together the vegan shortening and the vegan sugar.
  • Add in the milk, vanilla, and applesauce and beat again until combined. 
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and salt.  Beat together, scraping down as needed. 
  • Remove the pan from the fridge. Pour the batter over apples. 
  • Bake cake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done, very carefully remove from the oven and immediately place a heatproof serving plate upside down over cake pan.  Flip the plate and pan over at the same time. 
  • Let sit like this for 5 minutes so the caramelized mixture drizzles down over the cake.  Very gently remove the pan.  Best served warm. 
  • Cake can be stored at room temperature in an air tight dish for up to 3 days. 

Notes

*We actually like to mix more spices in with the brown sugar when sprinkling over the butter, but it made the photos too dark to showcase. If you would prefer this method, add in 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ginger and 1/8 tsp allspice with the brown sugar, stir together and then sprinkle over butter before adding the apple slices. 
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg