Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake. This amazing Vegan Upside Down Cake needs just 1 Bowl and 40 mins. Use other fruits for variation. Vegan Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Glutenfree option. Jump to Recipe
I had some pears leftover after entertaining my niece recently and whipped up this upside down cake that she could take along. For some reason hubbs isn’t fond of pears and lately they’ve started giving me headaches if eaten raw. Go figure. But everything works out for everyone in this cake! A gooey caramelized top, soft delicious cake, a dollop of whipped coconut cream.
The pears are sliced and arranged on the bottom of a pan. Maple syrup or brown sugar helps them caramelize during baking. Then a simple vanilla batter on top. Bake until done, then serve with some whipped coconut cream or vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Delish! Use the same method to make pineapple upside down cake or use peaches or apple.
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Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake
Pear Upside Down Cake. This amazing Vegan Upside Down Cake needs just 1 Bowl and 40 mins. Use other fruits for variation. Vegan Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. GF option Makes 8 or 9 inch cake pan
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: pear cake, pear upside down cake, spiced pear cake, vegan upside down cake
Calories: 234 kcal
- 2 Pears , thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick
- 3 tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar for more caramelized
- 3/4 cup non dairy milk such as almond, soy
- 1/4 cup pear puree or applesauce (I usually blend up leftover pear and use it)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or chai spice or cinnamon + cardamom
- 1.5 cups flour (I use a mix of all purpose and wheat), see notes for Glutenfree
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Line a 8 or 9 inch cake pan with parchment at the bottom. Arrange pear slices as you like. Pour the maple syrup (or sprinkle the sugar) all over the pear slices. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C)
Blend the remaining pear in a blender with 1-2 tsp of water until it is like applesauce. Measure out 1/4 cup of the puree and use in the cake. Or use applesauce.
Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
Mix the baking powder, baking soda and salt into the flour. Add 1.25 cups flour to the wet and mix in. Add 1-2 tbsp more at a time to make a thick batter, not too stiff but not too flowy.
Pour gently on top of the pear slices in the cake pan and spread to even it out.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick from the enter comes out clean.
Cool for 15 mins, then remove cake by inverting it over a dish. Carefully peel off the parchment.
Sprinkle a good pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or other fave spice blend on the pears. Cool for another 10 mins, then slice and serve with whipped coconut cream or vegan ice cream
Gluten-free: Mix 1/2 cup white rice flour/oat flour, 1 1/4 cup almond flour, 1/3 cup potato starch, 1 tbsp flax seed meal. Use 1 1/2 cup of the flour mix and add more as needed.
Oilfree: Use 2 tbsp apple sauce + 2 tbsp non dairy yogurt.
Nutrition is for 1 Serve
Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 225mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2.2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.