Vegan Recipes

Vegan Banana Cake Recipe

Vegan Banana Cake Recipe is a moist and delectable dessert that’s perfect for using up ripe bananas. This plant-based version of a classic banana cake is not only cruelty-free but also incredibly flavorful. With the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and the richness of vegan ingredients, this cake is a delightful treat for vegans and non-vegans alike. Whether served for dessert, breakfast, or any time you’re craving a slice of goodness, this Vegan Banana Cake is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Recipe: Vegan Banana Cake


For the Cake:
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • ONE teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
For the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 8 oz (1 cup) vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) square baking pan or a similar-sized cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed ripe bananas, unsweetened applesauce, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg (if using).
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are fine.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened vegan butter and vegan cream cheese together until creamy and well combined.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  1. Once the cake has completely cooled, spread the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting evenly over the top.
  2. Slice, serve, and enjoy your Vegan Banana Cake!
Nutrition Facts:

(assuming 1/12th of the cake with frosting):

  • Calories: 410
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 63g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 45g
  • Protein: 2g

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