Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Based on a recipe from VeganSociety.com

Ingredients

1/2 cup vegan margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple slices
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups raw sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup canola oil
1 3/4 cup soy milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

 

 

Process

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a small pot melt the margarine and add the brown sugar.  Stir over low heat until the sugar mostly dissolves. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Pour the melted margarine and sugar mixture into the bottom of a prepared cake pan making sure to spread it evenly across the bottom. Then place pineapple rings on top of the sugar mixture. If you like, put a maraschino cherry inside the hole of each ring.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add the canola oil, soy milk, applesauce and vanilla extract.  Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.

Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Let the cake completely.

Place cookie sheet over cake pan and invert to remove.

 

Vegan Apple and Cherry Coffee Cakes

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Vegan YumYum gets the credit for this one! I was planning to make little pie bites with crescent rolls, but my grocery order arrived with no crescents (apparently they were completely out… what the heck?). So, off I went in search of a recipe for something else. I found this one, and decided to do one batch as muffins and one batch as a cake, but with slight variations on the original.

They came out deliciously. If you like your coffee cake really sweet, you may want to ramp up the sugar just a bit. Otherwise… here you go!

Ingredients

2 ½ cups flour
1 cup raw or vegan sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (for apple version)
2/3 cup vegan margarine, softened (or canola oil)
2/3 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond) + 2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
2 Tbs cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract (for apple) or almond extract (for cherry)
1 20 to 25 oz can/jar apple or cherry pie filling
1 Tbs sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon, for topping on apple
1.5 Tbs raw sugar, for topping on cherry

Process

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Combine dry ingredients (except topping). Add liquid ingredients (not the filling) and fold the batter until well combined. It will be pretty thick.

Spread 1/2 of the batter in the bottom of a pie pan, square cake pan, or muffin tins.

Add pie filling evenly over the top.

Spoon the rest of the batter over the top in clumps. It doesn’t need to be connected or smoothed.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture or raw sugar.

Bake for 70 to 90 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. If it starts to get too brown before it is fully baked, Vegan YumYum suggests covering it with foil.

Allow to cool and serve.