Vegan Banana Walnut Cake


This Vegan Banana Walnut Cake recipe is a staple birthday cake in my family. Nutmeg, walnuts, and a touch of vanilla extract really brings out the banana. It pairs perfectly with Chocolate Frosting or Ganache.

Vegan Banana Walnut Cake Recipe

½ cup + 2 Tablespoons non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup banana purée (about 1 ½ – 2 bananas)

½ cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1) Curdle the non-dairy milk

Preheat your oven to 350F (177C). In a small bowl, add the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar and whisk together. Set aside for at least 5 minutes so the non-dairy milk curdles.

2) Whisk together the flavor building ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, banana purée, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and nutmeg.

3) Whisk together the dry ingredients

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda.

4) Mix the batter

Whisk the non-dairy milk mixture into the bowl containing the wet ingredients. Then mix the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients.  

5) Add the walnuts

Stir in the walnuts if using.

6) Bake the vegan cake to perfection

Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled 8 inch round cake pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Store the cake in a covered container at room temperature for about 1 week or in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. This recipe makes 1, 8 inch round Vegan Banana Walnut Cake.

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